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Culture & Risk: Case study of Shimshal

by: David Butz I work in Hunza, Pakistan, in the Karakoram, mainly in Shimshal, a rural community of about 1500 people. Most of my research has focused on social organisation and social change in this community, especially in the context of trans-cultural interactions. A by-product of these interests has been...

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Yarkhun valley road reopens

ISLAMABAD, Sept 28: Traffic to the landlocked valley of Yarkhun in the Chitral district was restored after about five months when the local residents constructed a suspension bridge over the river on a self-help basis on Saturday, residents of the area told Dawn.The valley remains cut-off from rest of the...

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Stunning Yasin valley

by Asghar Khan The Yasin valley (old name Warshi Ghoom) runs north to south, joining the Ghizer valley at Gupis and lies in the Ghizer District. It is located at a distance of 142 Km and three hours drive form Gilgit. It lies to the east of Ishkoman, at an...

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Astore Valley

Astore Valley is located in Astore District in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The valley is located at 35°2′20.30″N , 75°6′36.91″E at an altitude of 2600m. The best time to visit is May to October. The valley, adjoining the eastern side of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), is about 120 km...

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