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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training Workshop on Promotion and Protection of Regional Languages started in Gilgit

Gilgit Times  By Tanveer Ahmed Gilgit-Baltistan education department in collaboration with department of culture Gilgit Baltistan has arranged a training workshop for  government primary school teachers in Gilgit, with the aim to promote the rigional laguages,  wherein eight teachers from each school of respective districts including Gilgit,Ghizer, Astore, Diamer, Hunza and Nagar,  will be trained in […]

Government Suspended Chief Taxation through Local Government Act 2014

Gilgit Times Report Gilgit-Baltistan government has suspended  Chief taxation through local government act 2014. In this regard a notification issued by Dy secretary LG&RD Sanaullah. In notification the local govt said that on the directives issued by Chief  Minister Gilgit-Baltistan,  Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman the notification of local government and rural development department  issued in June 2016 […]

PIA to introduce special flights from major cities to GB, Skardu

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would soon start special flight operation from major cities including Lahore and Karachi to Gilgit and Skardu offering weekend and holiday packages in order to promote tourism activities in northern areas of the country. The decision was taken at a meeting held between Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab […]

Exclusive: The CPEC plan for Pakistan’s digital future

KARACHI: A radical overhaul of Pakistan’s communications framework appears to be on the cards — or at least that is what Beijing and Islamabad have envisioned under their Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. A closer examination of the LTP document obtained in June by Dawn reveals intentions for a revamped communications framework, which […]

Biryani at 4,700 meters: Khunjerab Pass

I had visited the Khunjerab Pass many years ago, in the era before the September 2001 attacks, and clearly remember that tough but awe inspiring drive on a jeep up to the highest border crossing in the world at almost 4,700 metres. On the way we had encountered European and American cyclists and learnt that […]