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Gilgit Baltistan

Pak-China border via Khunjerab pass reopens for trade, travel

GILGIT: Pakistan and China on Monday opened the Khunjerab Pass route for trade and travel activities after a prolonged closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. As per details, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Pak-China Division in a letter to the Gilgit

Snow leopard kills over 60 cattle in Gilgit

GILGIT BALTISTAN: A snow leopard on Sunday killed more than 60 animals in Hunza’s Shimshal Valley in Gilgit. According to the people of the village, snow leopards had made their lives miserable by hunting and killing their cattle. The villagers

Security red alert issued in GB as sectarian violence feared

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has issued a red alert across the region amidst fear of sectarian violence after Shia and Sunni clerics challenged each other to debate to prove their sect legitimacies. According to the security alert

PM Imran unveils historic uplift package of Rs370 billion for GB

GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled a historic development package worth Rs370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on Friday. Addressing at a ceremony in Gilgit on Friday, PM Imran pointed out that the development package will help people, tourists and

PM Imran to inaugurate development projects in GB today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on a day-long visit today (Friday) where he will inaugurate a number of development projects. The development package includes clean energy, health, infrastructure, water supply, transport, communication, sanitations and tourism

Court directs ECP to hold LG polls in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Court has directed the Election Commission and administration to hold local government (LG) polls in the region without any further delay. A two-member bench of the court headed by the Chief Justice on Tuesday, ordered

Italy to establish gemstones training institute in GB

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan, Andreas Ferrarese has said that his government will establish a training institute to promote the gems and jewellery and gemstone industry in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). During a meeting with Federation Pakistan Chamber of Commerce

PM Imran to unveil uplift package for GB tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day-long visit to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) tomorrow where he will announce a “historic” development package for the region. According to sources, the prime minister will visit GB tomorrow (Monday ( and unveil a

ADB approves $300mn for Balakot hydropower plant 

ISLAMABAD: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million loan to finance the construction of a 300-megawatt hydropower plant that will increase the share of clean energy in Pakistan and improve the country’s energy security. The plant will add

Key accused involved in Naltar valley shooting incident arrested

GILGIT: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested the main accused involved in the killing of six innocent people in a shooting incident that took place in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Naltar Valley on Thursday. A spokesman for the chief minister in the

Three accused of Naltar valley shooting incident arrested

GILGIT: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three suspects involved in the killing of six innocent people in a shooting incident that took place in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Naltar Valley on Thursday. DIG Gilgit Waqas Ahmed during a press conference said

Six killed, seven injured in GB’s Naltar valley shooting

GILGIT: At least six people were killed and seven others sustained severe bullet injuries after gunmen opened fire on a passenger vehicle in the Naltar Bala area of Gilgit  Baltistan (GB) on Thursday. According to sources, the passenger bus was

Tourists barred from visiting GB without Covid-negative report

GILGIT: Tourists visiting Gilgit Baltistan (GB) have been directed to carry a COVID-negative report while entering the region amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country. According to a notification issued by the GB administration on Saturday, the tourists will only

Govt to upgrade Skardu airport for handling international flights

KARACHI: Federal government has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to upgrade the Skardu airport in Gilgit-Baltistan for handling international flights with an aim to promote tourism in the country. The government called for the airport to be readied for international

Sajid Ali Sadpara decides to lead search operation of missing climbers

GILGIT: Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of the renowned missing Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara, has decided to lead the search and recovery operation of his father Ali Sadpara, John Snorri and JP Mohr. On a social media website Twitter Sajid

GB govt nominates Muhammad Ali Sadpara for civil award

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has nominated the late Muhammad Ali Sadpara, who along with two other climbers lost their lives in an attempt to summit K2 in winter, for a civil award. During a cabinet meeting, Chief

Ali Sadpara was not working as porter, clarifies climber Nazir Sabir

GILGIT: Mountaineer, Nazir Sabir has clarified that Muhammad Ali Sadpara was not a porter in the expedition team, saying Ali is a world-class climber from Pakistan. According to details, a controversy doing rounds on social media after an interview of

GB CM announces to construct cricket stadium in Nagar

SKARDU: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan has announced to construct a cricket stadium at Pisan in Nagar district this year. The Chief Minister during a meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said there has

Gilgit Baltistan declared free from coronavirus

GILGIT: Government officials of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) have claimed that the region has finally become “free of COVID-19.” Gilgit’s Deputy Commissioner took to his Twitter account and shared the city’s daily situation report for COVID-19 released by the Provincial Emergency

Coronavirus vaccination campaign to be started in GB from Feb 15

GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Health Department’s focal person for COVID-19, Dr Shah Zaman has informed the campaign of COVID-19 vaccination of frontline healthcare workers will be started from February 15 in the region. Dr Shah Zaman while talking to media in

Govt working on projects in GB as part of tourism strategy: President Alvi 

GILGIT BALTISTAN: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is the shining face of Pakistan and the federal government was focusing on the development projects in the region as part of its tourism strategy. Addressing the provincial cabinet members

PM Imran forms special committee for granting provincial status to GB

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a 12-member committee to complete the process of granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan (GB). According to a notification, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has been pleased to constitute the committee to

GB has great potential for growth in tourism: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has great potential for growth in tourism and the federal government is committed to complete all development projects tourism in the region on a priority basis. During a meeting with

Who were Pakistan’s most Googled people in 2020?

Google has released a list of the most searched personalities in Pakistan during 2020. According to Google, the search list has been compiled with collective trends in mind. This year’s list of 10 most-searched people features journalists, TikTok stars, actors,

GB traders demand reopening of Pak-China border

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The office-bearer of the Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce (GBCCI) has requested the federal and provincial governments to take steps for reopening of Pak-China border just like the Taftan and Pak-Afghan border for trade purpose. As per details, the

Newly elected members of GB Assembly take oath  

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The newly elected members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) on Wednesday took oath in the maiden session. Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly’s Speaker Haji Fida Muhammad Nashad administered the oath to all the 33 newly elected members. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

GB elections: Gandapur thanks voters for ‘historic mandate’

GILGIT: Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur has thanked the people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for giving  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a “historic mandate” of five years in the region, after a landslide victory in the recent general election.

PM Imran would be responsible for any law order situation in GB: Sherry Rehman

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentary leader in the Senate Sherry Rehman while condemning shelling and firing at peaceful protestors in Gilgit Baltistan(GB) said PM Imran Khan would be responsible for any law order situation created in the region. As

Gilgit Baltistan: Voting begins in GBLA-3

GILGIT: Voting begins for the Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly constituency GBLA-3 amid tight security measures today (Sunday). Earlier, the election in GBLA-3-Gilgit was postponed due to the death of Pakistan Tehreek –e-Insaf candidate Syed Jafar Shah. According to sources, at

KIU sets up three-member committee to probe sexual harassment case

GILGIT: The administration of the Karakoram International University (KIU) has reacted swiftly to a claim by a female student that she was sexually harassed by an employee of the scholarship affairs office at city campus Gilgit. According to the KIU