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Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan

Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan

Boosting about half of the Gilgit-Baltistan region’s population, the Baltistan division comprises four districts, namely Skardu, Ghanche, Kharmang and Shigar. Also known as “Little Tibet”, the mountainous Baltistan Division connects with rest of GB, and Pakistan, through the 167 km long Skardu-Gilgit highway, built from 1970 to 1982. Since the...

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Konodas being turned into a garbage dump under the nose of EPA

Konodas being turned into a garbage dump under the nose of EPA

Photos: Farman Karim Baig Gilgit: Garbage being dumped below a bridge in Konodas area of Gilgit city, despite of the fact that a specific area has been dedicated for dumping of garbage. The authorities at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are completely oblivious to the ongoing malpractice, despite of having their office...

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Ashura processions peacefully concluded across Gilgit-Baltistan

Ashura processions peacefully concluded across Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit: Ashura processions, marking the day when Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), was martyred in the plains of Karbala (Iraq), were peacefully held today in different parts of the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Strict security measures were put in place to thwart any untoward incident....

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Skardu: Families separated during 1971 war reunite after 43 years

Skardu: Families separated during 1971 war reunite after 43 years

Special Correspondent Skardu, March 29: Four people reached Skardu today to reunite with their families after 43 years. These divided families belong to three villages – Turtuk, Chulanka, Tiyaqshi, that had been occupied by the Indian forces then. The four people reached Skardu on a flight today. They had reached...

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[Travelogue] Biking the road to Siachin – Part I

[Travelogue] Biking the road to Siachin – Part I

Kaiser Tufail Having successfully undertaken an arduous bicycle trip from Gilgit to the northern-most latitude of Pakistan at Kilak Pass in May 2012, I and my former Air Force colleague Shahid Dad pledged to keep our fast-aging sinew and muscle in action over the coming years.  So thrilling was the...

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