Category: News

Earthly matters: A bright future

At a two-hour drive rough over broken roads from Chitral town, lies Garam Chashma. This is where hot springs bubble up from deep inside the neighbouring mountains that tower over this sleepy town. The broken roads are due to the recent flooding in the area. On a recent trip to Chitral, organised by the Heinrich […]

Climate change brings severe risks to northern Pakistan

Communities living in northern Pakistan face the brunt of climate change induced disasters, leading to deaths, and the destruction of livelihoods and infrastructure Climate change-induced natural hazards in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) of Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region of Pakistan have started severely affecting lives and livelihood of the local inhabitants. Social and physical […]

Speakers call for better coordination to mitigate climate Change

[Gilgit Times Report] Speakers at an ‘International conference on climate and environmental change impact on the Indus basin calls for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners for a sustainable development, said a press release issued by ICIMOD. The international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin […]

Pakistan’s Gwadar port reels under water shortages

City port at the end of Chinese-Pakistan economic corridor faces chronic water shortages, which could dash hopes of Gwadar becoming an international trade hub Pakistan’s Gwadar port is facing acute drinking water shortages after a three-year drought in the arid province of Balochistan. Officials hope the port city will become an international business hub at […]

GB Youth demand for 5th province, due share in CPEC

[Islamabad] Youth of Gilgit-Baltistan organized a protest on January 24  at National Press Club Islamabad, demanding to declare Gilgit-Baltistan , as 5th province of the country, along with raising their voice for due and equal share in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC). It was for the first time in the history that youth of […]