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A letter from London

Hello Everyone in Gulmit I lived in this wonderful village for 2 (1992-94) years and worked at Al Amyn.  I have so many amazing memories and have thought of all the amazing friends I made at that time.  Nusrat has been to visit me in England but otherwise I’ve managed to...

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Of “special lines” and electricity bills

by Nur & Farhat Ansar Abbasi, an investigative reporter of the Jang media group, exposed a scandal related to the subsidized electricity provided to former president General Musharraf. The investigative report revealed that the former president was able to save millions of rupees, by ensuring provision of electricity at the...

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[Pictory] Child labor in Gilgit – Baltistan

UNICEF defines child labour as work that exceeds a minimum number of hours, depending on the age of a child and on the type of work. Such work is considered harmful to the child and should therefore be eliminated. Ages 5-11: At least one hour of economic work or 28...

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NHA officials visit Gojal valley, KKH compensation likely to be 9-11 Lac per kanal of land

by Nur Gulmit, May 28: Officials of the National Highways Authority (NHA) have visited Gojal valley to hold discussions with political and social representatives about the KKH expansion and grievances of the local communities. General Manager of the NHA, Muhammad Alyas Afzal Khan, was leading the team of visitors. Also...

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Employees fired from Silk Route Dry Port – Sost, dissent in local communities

by Ghulam Nasir & Nur Gulmit, May 27: The decision of Pak China Sost Port Company to fire employees from jobs has triggered dissent in local communities across Gojal. According to reports jobs of over half a dozen employees belonging to various villages of Gojal, including Sost, Shishkat, Moorkhoon, Gulmit,...

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