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[Pictory] Local Volunteers’ efforts to widen the Hunza Lake spillway

Images: Zulfiqar Ali Khan HUNZA, June 17: Hundreds of local people have taken upon themselves a much-awaited task of widening the spillway of the Hunza lake amid protests in Aliabad town against police torture of volunteers leaving for the site. The volunteers broke police barriers and reached the spillway,...

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[Education] Budding journalist from GB gets HEC-SAMMA scholarship

PT Report Islamabad, June 17: Mamtaz Hussain Gohar, a young journalist belonging to Punial, Ghizar district, has been selected to avail the HEC-SAMMA scholarship. Mamtaz is currently studying Mass Communication at the University of Peshawar. He has also worked with various newspapers and magazines published from Gilgit – Baltistan. Apart...

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Volunteers start widening of the Hunza Lake spillway

PT Report Aliabad/Gulmit/Gilgit, June 17 – Hundreds of volunteers belonging to different villages of Gojal Valley have reportedly reached the lake barrier in boats and started work for widening of the spillway. Gilgit based residents of Gojal Valley had also reached Aliabad this morning to join the volunteers for widening...

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Authorities undecided about widening spillway

Shabir Ahmed Mir GILGIT: Authorities in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have failed to decide whether or not explosives should be used to widen the spillway, sources toldThe Express Tribune on Wednesday. “The situation is not an easy one to make a quick decision,” an official said, adding that the...

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