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The ancient ‘SHAAP” festival celebrated in Gilgit

The ancient ‘SHAAP” festival celebrated in Gilgit

“Shaap” – a traditional ritual and a peculiar event of Shina Community, was celebrated in winter after slaughtering Nasalo (Traditional ritual of slaughtering animals to dry meat for the whole winter). The old Gilgit city was comprised of eleven villages that are called Kot, and the eleven Kots were divided...

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Kill 100 stray dogs, Get 10,000 as a reward

Kill 100 stray dogs, Get 10,000 as a reward

Municipal Corporation Gilgit came up with a unique announcement of fixing head money for killing stray dogs in Gilgit. The authority has announced PKR 10,000 for killing 100 stray dogs. Abdul Rahman Bukhari Munawar Hussain Nagari

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12 Amazing photographs of playing ‘Buzkashi’ in Chipurson, Gojal in Hunza

12 Amazing photographs of playing ‘Buzkashi’ in Chipurson, Gojal in Hunza

Horse riders play ‘Buzkashi’ game in Chipurson valley of Gojal tehsil in Hunza district. Chipurson Valley borders with the strategically located Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan. Buzkashi, means grabbing goat, is centuries old traditional game in Wakhan Afghanistan. The horse riders of rival teams compete to take the slaughtered goat or...

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UNESCO agrees to add Deosai, among eight Pakistan sites, to the world heritage list

UNESCO agrees to add Deosai, among eight Pakistan sites, to the world heritage list

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has accepted a proposal to include eight more Pakistani sites of cultural and natural significance to its list of World Heritage Sites. The Derawar Fort in Cholistan, Hingol Cultural Landscape in Balochistan, Nagarparkar Cultural Landscape in Sindh, Central Karakoram National...

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Rescue 1122 to be made functional in Hunza and Nagar before June, Secretary Home Gilgit Baltistan Ahsan Bhutta

Rescue 1122 to be made functional in Hunza and Nagar before June, Secretary Home Gilgit Baltistan Ahsan Bhutta

Ijlal Hussain Hunza (Jan 29):  The 7-day training course on dealing disasters and emergencies concluded in Hunza.   The training was organized by Rescue 1122 in collaboration with district administration Hunza. The training was attended by levies of district administration, civil defense personnel and volunteers of Focus.  The participants were trained...

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