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Shaap: a unique seasonal festival of Gilgit-Baltistan

Shaap: a unique seasonal festival of Gilgit-Baltistan

“Shaap” is a tradition celebrated by the Shina-speaking communities living in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a festival that celebrates the arrival of new year. During the festival, groups of youth, and elders, wearing masks, and singing and dancing, visit houses in the lcoality, praying for prosperity, peace and...

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Power crisis in Hunza

Power crisis in Hunza

Tariq Rahim Baig Hunza valley has been the hub of tourism industry in Gilgit-Baltistan where tourists visit in millions annually. Every year the tourism industry of the area adds billions to the GDP of the country. Being the contributor to the GDP of Pakistan it also holds an important position...

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PMLN fails to tackle Hunza’s power crisis

PMLN fails to tackle Hunza’s power crisis

Karim Hunzai  The PMLN government came to power with the promise of undoing the wrongs of the past, and increasing the pace of development projects throughout Gilgit-Baltistan. People hoped that the Hafeez led government will be able to make up to its promises. That was not to happen. Today, despite...

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PakMet issues GLOF alert for Gilgit-Baltistan & Chitral, temperature to rise by 5 degrees

PakMet issues GLOF alert for Gilgit-Baltistan & Chitral, temperature to rise by 5 degrees

Islamabad: Pakistan Meteorological Department (Pakmet) has warned that the temperatures are likely to increase by up to 5 degree centigrade during the next three to four days in the mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region. A GLOF Alert issued by the federal organization, has said that localized heavy downpour is possible...

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