Author: Staff

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 […]

The Women Carpenters of Hunza Valley

A unique project in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley to renovate and maintain the Altit Fort in a sustainable manner, using locally grown timber, has led to the employment of women as carpenters as an essential part of the work The lab and design studio at the workshop in Altit Fort [image by: Rina Saeed The 800-year-old […]

Shina language Book: Ishq-e-Malangi launches

By Tanveer Ahmed A Shina language poetry book of first ever illiterate Shina poet of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Aziz-ur- Rehman was launched here on Friday. The launching ceremony of Ishq-e- Malangi was organized by KIU’s modern languages department, which was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life, which held here in Musharraf […]

Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday evening on an official visit on the invitation of Pakistan government. It is part of a series of visits that coincides with the commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee, beginning earlier this year on July 11. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, CADD Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and […]

The other side of Islam

As I began to write this piece, I googled the word “Islam” for a snapshot of news coverage about the only religion that is growing faster than the world’s population. It was only after 10 pages, and about 100 stories, one appeared with a positive tone. The rest, as you can guess, were about terrorism, […]

Punjab Government’s donated MRI Machines Inaugurated by CM Hafiz

  Tanveer Ahmed Gilgit- Chief Minister Gilgit_Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Thursday formally inaugurates the Magnetic Resonance (MRI)  Centre  at DHQ hospital in the provincial capital. The MRI machines worth Rs 350 million were donated by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.   Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said that they are […]

National Accountability Bureau Gilgit-Baltistan Launches Campaign Against Corruption

Tanveer Ahmed GILGIT National Accountability Bureau (NAB) GB bureau on Thursday arranged a painting competition among the students of different schools on anti-corruption aimed at accelerating campaign against corruption. As part of its awareness campaign the competition was held at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Konodass, around 50 students have taken part in the competition. The students […]

CM GB Inaugurates First Phase of Central Jail in Minawar Gilgit

By Tanveer Ahmed Gilgit- Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Haif Hafeez u Rehman on Tuesday inaugurated the first phase of Central Jail in Minawar Gilgit. The project’s first phase has been completed within 41 months at a cost of 399.99 million rupees. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the Chief Minister said that in the past prisoners were not provided […]