Three absconders arrested for killing a man in the name of honour

Three absconders arrested for killing a man in the name of honour

Gilgit: The Gilgit Police on Tuesday arrested three absconders accused of murdering a man in the name of honor. The three had gone in hiding after murdering a man in Chakrkot area of Gilgit District. The slain man was accused of ‘dishonoring the family’ by allegedly having ‘illicit relationships’ with a...

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Ghanche: One of the most beautiful and culturally rich valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan

Ghanche: One of the most beautiful and culturally rich valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan

By Nisar Ali Ghanche is one of the most beautiful valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Surrounded by lofty mountains, the valley is home to almost 150,000 people. It borders with the Xinjiang province of China in the North-East, and Ladakh area of Indian Administered Kashmir to the South. The capital of Ghanche...

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Noted scholar and author Professor Usman Ali Khan has passed away

Noted scholar and author Professor Usman Ali Khan has passed away

Islamabad/Gilgit: Gilgit-Baltistan’s prominent scholar and author, Professor Usman Ali Khan, has passed away at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Rawalpindi. He was 83 years old. Professor Usman wrote some of the most important books on the history and society of Gilgit-Baltistan. Some of his books are: Karakuram Kay Qabail (The Tribes...

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Seven photographs depicting the sufferings of the earthquake victims due to snowfall in Chitral and Ghizar (GB)

Seven photographs depicting the sufferings of the earthquake victims due to snowfall in Chitral and Ghizar (GB)

Snowfall in the mountainous areas of Gilgt-Baltistan and Chitral is adding to the miseries of the earthquake affected people, who have lost their houses, belongings, cattle pans, and stored grains and firewood. The government has provided single-file tents to the affected people, which offers little or no resistance against the...

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Gilgit-Baltistan govt lacks resources to combat risks of climate change: Hafeez

Gilgit-Baltistan govt lacks resources to combat risks of climate change: Hafeez

Gilgit, Sep 17: International Conference on “Mountains and Climate Change – Resources, Challenges and Opportunities for Better Life and Livelihoods” commenced on Thursday at the Karakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit-Baltistan, aiming to raise awareness on impacts of climate change on mountain communities, particularly in the northern Pakistan. Speaking at the...

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