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Activists call for banning fireworks in Shandur, keeping the plateau clean and green

Activists call for banning fireworks in Shandur, keeping the plateau clean and green

By: Abdul Wahid Khan Peshawar: Chitral Heritage and Environmental Protection Society (CHEPS) has been advocating for protecting the environment of the mountainous Chitral district, as well as other parts of the country.  Working with the motto of keeping Pakistan clean and green, CHEPS has done ‘more than 2,000 projects’ around...

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62 percent couples in Gilgit-Baltistan don’t use contraception methods: Study

62 percent couples in Gilgit-Baltistan don’t use contraception methods: Study

Gilgit: Contraceptive methods are not popular in Gilgit-Baltistan. Only 38 percent married couples use traditional and modern contraceptive methods. According to the key findings of the Multi-Indicator Sector Survey 2017, released by the Gilgit-Baltistan Department of Planning and Development, 61.9 percent couples in the ten districts of Gilgit-Baltistan region do...

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Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan

Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan

Boosting about half of the Gilgit-Baltistan region’s population, the Baltistan division comprises four districts, namely Skardu, Ghanche, Kharmang and Shigar. Also known as “Little Tibet”, the mountainous Baltistan Division connects with rest of GB, and Pakistan, through the 167 km long Skardu-Gilgit highway, built from 1970 to 1982. Since the...

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Ghanche: One of the most beautiful and culturally rich valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan

Ghanche: One of the most beautiful and culturally rich valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan

By Nisar Ali Ghanche is one of the most beautiful valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Surrounded by lofty mountains, the valley is home to almost 150,000 people. It borders with the Xinjiang province of China in the North-East, and Ladakh area of Indian Administered Kashmir to the South. The capital of Ghanche...

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