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India, Pakistan meet on Siachen dispute

AFP NEW DELHI: Top defence officials from India and Pakistan kicked off talks on Monday to discuss a disputed Himalayan glacier that brought the neighbours to the brink of war in 1984. The two-day meeting in New Delhi between Indian Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and his Pakistani counterpart Syed Ather...

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396 out of 457 IDP compensation cases verified so far

PT Report Shishkat, May 30: According to an official of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) 396 compensation cases of the 457 listed IDP households belonging to Attabad, Ayeenabad, Shishkat, Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini have been verified. 61 cases are still pending for various reasons, including absence of CNIC or...

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Revenue generation: G-B set to tax the rich, exempt the poor

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to tax the affluent to increase its revenues, officials told The Express Tribune on Sunday. “The lower income classes will, however, be exempted from paying taxes,” an official in the Chief Minister Secretariat said. During the meeting of the National Economic Council, which was chaired...

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[Opinion] A Paradise Forgotten

Dr Shahid Siddiqui  Seventeen months before, on January 4, 2010, the Hunza river flow got blocked by massive landsliding at Ataabad, a small village of Gojal, Upper Hunza. The cracking mountain gave way to large stones that came down with lightning speed and destroyed whatever came in their way. It...

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