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Call to appoint Wazir Baig as CM

HUNZA, Nov 17: The leadership of the Hunza chapter of Pakistan People’s Party has appealed to President and co-chairperson of the party Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Gilgit-Baltistan Governor Qamar Zaman Kaira to appoint Wazir Baig as Chief Minister of the region. In a meeting held...

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PML factions on GB elections: One puts off strike, other accepts results

GILGIT, Nov 16: The PML-N on Monday put off its announced strike to protest poll results after negotiations with the administration of the region, saying they would fight their case in tribunals to be set up shortly, party leaders disclosed. “We have been assured that tribunals would be set up...

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Doubling of educational quota for GB students in Punjab notified

by Najeeb Ullah Naveed Rawalpindi, November 15: The Punjab Government has issued the notification of doubling the reserved seats in professional and technical institutes of Punjab for the students coming from Gilgit-Baltistan. The announcements made by Nawaz Sharif in Sakardu during his recent visit were formally accepted through a notification. The Punjab government will...

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PM gives no time frame for upgradation of SKardu and Gilgit airports

Gilgit, September 30: Gilani gave no timeframe for the upgradation of Gilgit and Skardu airports, which has been a long-standing demand by the locals to promote tourism in the area. He, however, announced construction of a dispensary in Chellem valley of Astore district. He also directed the chief secretary to...

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