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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 […]


Skardu: “Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO)” has been chosen as one of the 15 winners of the UNDP and Equator Prize 2017. This is the first time that the UNDP, Equator Prize has been awarded any organization from Pakistan which is Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO). A total of 806 nominations […]

Project Launched to disprove Karakurum Glacier Anomaly

Gilgit: A group of local researchers and mountaineers while challenging the theory of ‘Karakoram Anomaly’, have launched their own research drive in a bid to disprove the theory, saying that the ground situation suggests that the glaciers in the Karakoram range also retreat over the year. A 11-member research and mountaineer team from Upper Hunza […]

GB province: a CPEC prerequisite

THE Pakistan government is projecting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a panacea to all its problems, one which will result in unprecedented nationwide prosperity. Undoubtedly, an investment of the proposed scale and a project completed within a limited time frame is welcome, but a cautionary note is in order: mega projects of this […]

The outdated system of education!!!

Eid Hussain Albert Einstein once said that everybody is a genius, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it would leave the whole life believing that it   is stupid. Today our modern day education system kills the children creativity. Everything have changed, as in the past people were using animals […]