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“No election without additional GBLA seat for Hunza”, Nazir Sabir

PT Report Gilgit, August 31: World renowned mountaineer and the first person to defeat Ghazanfar Ali Khan in Hunza, Nazir Sabir, has announced that people of Hunza will boycott the upcoming elections if the promised additional seat is not notified. “While we rejoice our identity back, and only a tiny...

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Dissent in Hunza Valley over seat increment inaction

by Noor Hunza, August 31: Strong reaction can be seen in public opinion in Hunza valley over the lull maintained by the federal government over increment of the valley’s participation in the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA). The people of Hunza have been demanding increment of the valley’s representation...

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[Opinion]Islam and Science

 By Aslam Khan Ghalib It takes me to the remote past when some very exceptional nerves were completely involved in various logical and thoughtful activities. Their initiatives for something little ultimately led them to discover many amazing and full of thought provoking things. This kind of constructivism and innovative mind...

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People of Mastuj Chitral protest against collapse of bridge, “demand merger with Gilgit – Baltistan”

by Mohammad Yousuf Zond Mastuj Chitral, August 31: Irritated people of Mastuj Tehsil at a public meeting here on Sunday demanded that their area should be merged into the neighboring Gilgit-Baltistan, saying the NWFP government has failed to provide them basic facilities and protect their property and lives. As district administration...

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[Press Review] DAWN’s editorial on Gilgit – Baltistan

What the government appears to have done is to try and occupy the middle ground by moving towards replicating the AJK template of governance in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is certainly not ideal — there are real questions about whether the federally dominated council will overshadow the locally elected assembly — but...

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