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KKH realignment and lowering of water level in dammed Hunza River a "priority", Zardari

ISLAMABAD, Aug 2: China has offered financial assistance for overcoming problems arising out of the natural lake formed in Hunza valley at Attabad, particularly its impact on Karakoram Highway. A meeting presided over by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at the Presidency on Tuesday reviewed...

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[Opinion] Shimshal Pakistan; A resilient community

Pam Henson  The devastating floods in central Pakistan have eclipsed the ongoing disruption in the far north east of the country caused by a huge landslide in January last year. The Karakoram highway links China with the Pakistani ports of the Arabian Sea at Karachi and Gwador. It is a...

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[Opinion] The cost of Gojal's siege

By Shujaat Ali  In the month of April 2011, I visited my home town Shimshal after a long time. It was a good time to meet people and know about their sufferings and expectations. Interaction with the elders was of utmost importance for me as I have had a chance...

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Colonel Arif of Pakistan Army embraces Shahadat at spillway of dammed Hunza River, 3 soldiers rescued

PT Report Hunza, May 20: In a tragic accident Colonel Arif, Commanding Officer of the Frontier Works Organization (FWO), engineering arm of the Pakistan Army, has embraced Shahadat at spillway of the dammed Hunza River, while trying to rescue three stranded soldiers. According to  details two excavators got stuck in middle...

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[Pictorial] Day 2 of strike in Gojal Valley

PT Report Images: Zafar Iqbal Shishkat, May 16: Hundreds of protesters belonging to Ayeenabad, Shishkat, Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini resumed their strike today. The protesters are demanding release of funds (600,000 rupees each for 457 households) on urgent basis. Other demands include draining of the dammed Hunza River, as a...

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