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Top 12 photographs of the historic Baltit Fort, Hunza

Top 12 photographs of the historic Baltit Fort, Hunza

Baltit Fort is a more than 700 years old historical building located in the Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. The Baltit Fort used to be the seat of governance for the chieftains, locally called Mirs, who ruled the now defunct state for thousands of years. Before moving to the Baltit Fort, the rulers of Hunza...

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Mayun Landslide: 20 families evacuated from a village of Hunza Valley

Mayun Landslide: 20 families evacuated from a village of Hunza Valley

Our Correspondent Hunza, September 28: Constant landslide at Mayun village of Hunza Valley has forced the local people to evacuate 20 families, around 180 people, from their houses to safer locations within the village, local people informed the media. The Mayun village, located opposite of the world famous Rakaposhi peak,...

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Shoaib Sultan Khidmat Award presented to local leaders

Shoaib Sultan Khidmat Award presented to local leaders

Ikram Najmi Hunza, September 23 (TR): The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) organized a services recognition ceremony in the picturesque Hunza Valley on September 22, 2012. During the ceremony, Shoaib Sultan Khidmat Awards were conferred on local leaders from across Gilgit-Baltistan who had played important role in the success of their...

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China sending heavy machinery for opening of dammed Hunza River, in October

China sending heavy machinery for opening of dammed Hunza River, in October

Monitoring Desk Islamabad: The Chinese government has, reportedly, agreed to send “heavy machinery for excavation work at barrier of the dammed Hunza River. The machinery will, reportedly, reach Pakistan in the month of October. Prime Minister Raja Ashraf and the Chinese premier discussed a whole gamut of issues ranging from...

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Empowering the women of Hunza Valley

Empowering the women of Hunza Valley

Raja Muhammad Sakhi Men have the freedom to join any kind of profession at any place but women are only allowed to join professions which are more related to their socially defined gender roles. Women are offered low wage jobs, and they had to be dependent on men for even...

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