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Voting in Gilgit-Baltistan to be held under the bio-metric system, reveals Mehdi Shah

Voting in Gilgit-Baltistan to be held under the bio-metric system, reveals Mehdi Shah

With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari Gilgit: GB Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah has today told a number of senior journalists that there wouldn’t be any rigging in the upcoming regional elections. “There’s no chance of rigging in the elections because Gilgit-Baltistan will be the first province in the country to...

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China pledges 40bn USD for Silk Road Fund

China pledges 40bn USD for Silk Road Fund

BEIJING, Nov. 8 — President Xi Jinping on Saturday said China will contribute 40 billion U.S. dollars to set up a Silk Road Fund at a dialogue meeting on strengthening connectivity and improving cooperation in the country’s neighborhood. Xi made the pledge when making a five-point proposal aimed at promoting...

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Meet the N-Peace Award Winner, Mr.Shah Zaman

Meet the N-Peace Award Winner, Mr.Shah Zaman

By Zafar Iqbal Child rights activists and chairman Milky Way Youth Movement, Mr. Shah Zaman is awarded with N-Peace Award in Thailand, Bangkok.  This Award is an initiative of United Nations through UNDP to bring into light the stories of courageous individuals seeking to create peace in their communities.  Zaman...

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Chitral: Doctor backed by MNA has been absent from duty for six years

Chitral: Doctor backed by MNA has been absent from duty for six years

Report Gul Hamaad Farooqui Chitral, November 9: While there has been public outcry over shortage of doctors and other facilities in Chitral, most of the issues stem from mismanagement and political interference in the working of the hospitals in the public sector. A similar situation exists at the Tehsil Headquarters...

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Medicines at the margins: Conflict, Sectarianism and health governance in Gilgit-Baltistan

Medicines at the margins: Conflict, Sectarianism and health governance in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Emma Varley My 2010 return to northern Pakistan for an additional four years of fieldwork coincided with the renewal of protracted hostilities and bloodshed. In ways which have further compounded the politics and practices of inter-sectarian dissenssion, in the spring and summer of 2012, upwards of 30 Shias, Sunnis...

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