Month: August 2017

What happens when glaciers and rivers collide?

In most alpine areas, scientists are concerned that global warming and retreating ice will swell glacial lakes and increase the risk of floods downstream. In the Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan, the remote Shimshal Valley has the same concerns, but for a somewhat different reason. Several of the glaciers that flow into this valley surge, meaning that they […]

UN approves $36million to mitigate climate change effects in GB

GILGIT: The UN-led Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved US$36 million for the second phase of the glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) project to mitigate the climate change risks in Gilgit-Baltistan. Talking to Dawn, Gilgit-Baltistan Environmental Protection Agency (GBEPA) project director Shahzad Shigri said on completion of the first phase of the GLOF project, GCF […]

President urges GB youth to convert cultural heritage into educational opportunities

GILGIT, Aug 25 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Friday urged the youths of culturally rich Gilgit-Baltistan region to convert their cultural heritage into educational opportunities which came from the Great Silk Route in the past and now offered by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Addressing the 8th Convocation of Karakorum International University here, the president appreciated the establishment of CPEC Cell in the […]

Footprints: northern areas’ dilemma

PASSU: Sitting on a small hill along the Karakoram Highway (KKH) in Passu, Hunza, the Glacier Breeze café is famous for its delicious apricot cake. The only thing that beats it is the fantastic view of Passu the café offers: a small piece of Batura glacier that shines in the sun on the one side […]

Legendary Burushaski Poet is no more

By Peer Muhammad and Rizwan Ali Khan Sometime it is not such an easy for a writer to write on certain matters, particularly at the time when one writes about a person who is no more with you and mainly at a situation when he or she has been a part and parcel of you […]