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Ismailis to celebrate the 79th birthday of His Highness The Aga Khan

Ismailis to celebrate the 79th birthday of His Highness The Aga Khan

Gilgit: On 13th December 2015, the Ismailis of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral will celebrate the 79th birthday of the present living Imam, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan. Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1936, His Highness became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims by succeeding his grandfather Sir Sultan...

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Delays in Skardu-Jaglot Road Project

Delays in Skardu-Jaglot Road Project

By Ghulam Abbas Balti Baltistan is a mountainous region situated in the midst of Karakoram ranges, south to K2 (Godwin Austin) ‘the world’s second highest mountain’. It is surrounded by mountains in all directions; the average altitude is over 3,350 metres (10,990 ft). Baltistan region connects her border with GilgitDivision...

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[Video] Nasaloo Tradition in Gilgit-Baltistan

[Video] Nasaloo Tradition in Gilgit-Baltistan

Yaks start arriving in the towns, villages and urban centres, with the advent of winter. As part of the tradition of Nasaloo, households slaughter an animal – yak, goat, sheep or an oxen, based on availability and financial status, and hang the meat in an airy, cold, storage, to dry....

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Ghizer connection: G-B chief minister wants road to Tajikistan

Ghizer connection: G-B chief minister wants road to Tajikistan

Peer Muhammad  ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman has proposed the federal government include the Ghizer-Tajikistan route into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects to directly connect the G-B with Central Asian countries. During his recent meeting with Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, the GB chief minister said the Ghizer-Tajikistan...

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Govt seeks Bhasha Dam inclusion in CPEC

Govt seeks Bhasha Dam inclusion in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: China and Pakistan are likely to discuss incorporation of 4500MW Diamir Bhasha Dam in CPEC projects in the upcoming Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting. Regarding Pakistan’s demand for the inclusion of Diamir Bhasha dam in CPEC, a meeting via video conferencing between the officials of Pakistan and China was held...

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