Month: January 2018

Pak Army Rescued French Mountaineer

Tanveer Ahmed A French mountaineer was rescued from Pakistan’s second highest mountain Nanga Purbat famously known as “Killer Mountain” but her male companion went missing, despite repeated efforts to rescue him. Elisabeth Revol, from France and Tomasz Mackiewicz, from Poland, got into difficulties on Friday while climbing Pakistan’s second-highest peak, the 26,660ft Nanga Parbat. On […]

Pak Army Launches Operation to Rescue Foreign Climbers in Nanga Parbat

Tanveer Ahmed Gilgit In a bid to rescue the two missing foreign climbers, Pakistan Army has launched an operation in Nanga Parbat, popularly known as “Killer Mountain”. The two climbers Elisabeth Revol, from France, and Polish national Tomek Mackiewicz have been missing since Thursday while attempting to scale the Nanga Parbat in the winter expedition. […]

‘Near threatened’ Pallas’s cat spotted in Kurram tribal region

Jamil Nagri GILGIT: About the size of a domestic cat with grey long dense fur, Pallas’s cat — which has been classified as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2002 — has recently been spotted in Chitral and Kurram Agency areas as well after trapping cameras had first captured […]

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to open up new avenues for small farmers in Gilgit-Baltistan

Peer Muhammad Ayub Shah,a farmer, lives in Thous village of Yasin valley in district Ghizer,Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.He has been following the news about infrastructural developments, especially the road that is being built through his area. Given the good prospects it will bring, he is destined to switch from traditional farming of wheat and maize to commercial […]