Senate seeks report regarding recent floods

Islamabad, August 06: The upper house of Parliament the senate sought  information from the Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary about the damage and losses due to monsoon rains and floods and the funds required for relief activities and rehabilitation of the infrastructure. The office of leader of the Upper House of the...

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Govt will fulfil its pledges with people of Gojal: Kaira

GILGIT, July 17 (APP): Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira, while reiterating his commitment said that promises made with the affected people of Hunza Lake would definitely be fulfilled and a high level meeting on Monday would decide the matter.Talking to reporters here, after attending a ceremony...

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Continued landsliding at Attabad

PT Report Gilgit, July 9: At least 13 single-day incidents of boulder falls and landslides near spillway of the Hunza Lake raised fears of blockage of the spillway today. Water level kept rising and falling in the upstream valley as the landslide triggered waves in the lake. 11 inches increase...

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David Petley’s analysis of potential failure scenarios for landslide lake in Hunza

1. This is a landscape littered with large landslide scars In the Attabad area alone Shroder (1998) identified six previous very large landslides: “Multiple overlapping rockslides have repeatedly thundered into the Hunza River near Atabad, several with serious and destructive consequences. The six slope failures of interest here are: (1)...

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