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Earth quake shocks felt in Gulmit and surrounding villages, boat operator drowns in the dammed Hunza River

PT Report Gulmit, July 31: According to reports reaching Pamir Times two mild earth quake shocks were felt today in Gulmit village, headquarter of Gojal Tehsil, in Hunza – Nagar district. It is pertinent to note that Gulmit is one of the five villages affected by the dammed Hunza River....

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[Letter to DAWN] ‘The Hunza campaign’

I RECENTLY went through an article by a German professor of geography, Dr Hermann Kruetzmann, under the heading ‘The Karakoram Highway: The Impact of Road Construction on Mountain Societies’, published by Cambridge University Press in 1991. In it, the author has self-termed the war of 1891 fought in the Nagar...

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14 die in G – B rains

GILGIT: Fourteen people, three of them girls, died on Friday in various parts of Gilgit-Baltistan as torrential rains continued to wreak havoc in Gilgit-Baltistan, senior government officials said. Four bridges have also been swept away by the rising flood in various parts of the region, isolating it from the rest...

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CM assures flood affectees of full government support

by Abbas Wafa Gilgit, July 30: A two kilometer long stretch of road leading to the Naltar 18 MW powerhouse has been destroyed due to torrential rains. Power pylons have also fallen down due to landslides, boulder falls and heavy rains. Powerhouses are said to be under threat due to...

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Flood wreaks havoc in Ghizar

by Noor Akbar Punial, July 30: Floods in Ghizar River and different streams claim two lives in 48 hours with huge loss to cultivated land, crop and property in the district. On Thursday one person in Chatorkhand Ishkomen lost his life in intense lightening while another person was reportedly drowned...

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