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Solar-powered tubewells revive farming in drought-hit Soan valley

Solar-powered tubewells revive farming in drought-hit Soan valley

 Water-centric adaptation in drought-hit Soan valley transforms socio-economic lives By Saleem Shaikh In a remote rural community on the fringes of the Uchhali village in the scenic Soan Valley in the Khushab district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Rab Nawaz has survived several years struggling with the agonizing effects of a...

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Paris climate change agreement: the deal at a glance

Paris climate change agreement: the deal at a glance

By Emily Gosden, The Telegraph  The final text of the climate change draft agreement has been released – but what does it all mean? Also View the final documents here: Paris Climate Agreement   Here are the key elements of the divisive proposed deal, which has been both hailed as...

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DC Hunza requests CEC to postpone Jan 28 poll due to inclement weather

DC Hunza requests CEC to postpone Jan 28 poll due to inclement weather

Abdul Rehman Bukhari  Gilgit, 13 December: District Commissioner Hunza, in a letter sent to the Chief Election Commissioner Gilgit-Baltistan, has requested to reschedule the Hunza bye-poll from January 28 to end March. This request has been made in view of the predicted inclement weather which will restrict the movement of...

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Opposition to anti-child marriage bill in GBLA

Opposition to anti-child marriage bill in GBLA

The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly’s (GBLA) response to a bill seeking an end to child marriage is deplorable to say the least. The bill, tabled in the assembly by Parliamentary Secretary for Law Aurangzeb Khan, called on placing a ban on marriages of persons under the age of 18, but it...

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A different reality

A different reality

Hunting for ibex in Gilgit Baltistan is a rare experience Gilbert Kolonko They look as startled as I am. Behind me I can still see the Karakoram Highway; I had not expected them so early. Alas, my camera is in my backpack! By the time I have it handy, the...

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