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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

Nafisa Shah alleges rigging in GB polls, demands CEC’s resignation

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Nafisa Shah has alleged that the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections were rigged in every aspect and demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner. Addressing a press conference with other party leaders at Bilawal House

Selena Gomez signs up to star as Peruvian mountaineer in a new biopic

NEW YORK: Selena Gomez has signed up to star as a Peruvian mountaineer in a new biopic “In the Shadow of the Mountain”. The singer will play the role of Silvia Vasquez-Lavado in the film based on an upcoming memoir

GB Elections 2020: Unofficial results pour in as counting underway

GILGIT: With political rallies and events of the last few weeks fresh in their minds, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan headed to the polls to elect their third legislative assembly. According to unconfirmed results, PPP’s Muhammad Ismail is ahead in GBLA-24,

CEC Raja expresses satisfaction over arrangements for polling in GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN:  Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Raja Shehbaz Khan has paid a visit to a central control room established to monitor general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). The CEC inspected arrangements at the control room while Gilgit-Baltistan’s chief secretary also briefed

Will start work on package for Gilgit-Baltistan: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar Sunday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will form government in Gilgit-Baltistan after today’s election. The minister said that after historic federal packages for Karachi and South Balochistan, now work will start on the package

People will lay foundation of new GB today: Firdous Ashiq

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that today people of the region will lay the foundation of new Gilgit-Baltistan  (GB) through free and fair elections. On a social media website Twitter,

ECP orders political parties to end GB election campaigns

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ordered all political parties to end their election campaigns in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by midnight 12:00 am.  In a notification, the chief election commissioner warned that legal action would be taken against those

Bilawal, Maryam hold one-on-one meeting, discuss political situation

GILGIT: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz held a one-on-one meeting Wednesday in Gilgit. Both discussed the overall political situation of the country. The meeting was followed by a

Court suspends verdict on expelling lawmakers from GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit Baltistan’s Supreme Appellate Court has suspended a verdict issued by the chief court directing lawmakers and federal ministers to leave the region and barring them from taking part in the election campaign. Aper details, the Supreme Appellate

Gandapur attributes Maryam Nawaz’s beauty to surgery, advises Bilawal to be a man

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur has attributed the beauty of Maryam Nawaz to surgery and vaccinations while advising Bilawal Bhutto to become a man before claiming a brave leader. While addressing a greatening

FO tells India it has no locus standi on Gilgit Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) has rejected the Indian Defence Minister’s irresponsible statement regarding Gilgit Baltistan (G-B), saying that India has no locus standi whatsoever on the issue — legal, moral or historical. The FO in a statement issued today

PM Imran announces provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the government has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to the status of a full-fledged province with all constitutional rights under the United Nations Security Council resolution. Addressing the GB’s 73rd Independence

PTI govt takes another U-turn on altering GB status: Bilawal

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto has said that the federal government shelved the plan on altering the status of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by taking another U-turn. On a social media website Twitter, the PPP leader commenting on a

GB people celebrate 73rd Independence Day today

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) are celebrating their 73rd Independence Day today (Sunday) amid dejection that their repeated calls for being granted the constitutional status have not been heeded by the successive governments in Islamabad. The regional government

Protesters demand provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: People of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) living in different cities of the country staged a protest demonstration in Islamabad, demanding provincial status for the region. The protest gathering was organized by the civil society of GB, which was also attended by

Will fight for GB’s constitutional rights: Bilawal

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that his party would take every possible step to ensure the constitutional rights of Gilgit-Baltistan’s (GB) people. While addressing a gathering in Ganchhe district of GB on Friday, said, “The

Over 13 dead as landslide buries passenger bus on Gilgit-Skardu Road

GILGIT BALTISTAN: More than 13 people were killed as a landslide engulfed a passenger bus carrying 18 travelers on Gilgit-Skardu Road. According to sources, the bus was going to Skardu from Rawalpindi when the mishap took place near the Tangos

Army chief inaugurates Software Technology Park in GB

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and inaugurated a Software Technology Park on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS was briefed on the latest situation and operational preparations of Force

Offices of federal agencies would soon be set up in GB: Jehanzeb Khan

ISLAMABAD: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Dr Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan has said that the offices of federal agencies would soon be set up in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) so that the people living here do not have to go to Islamabad for the

All possible steps should be taken to make GB election fair, transparent: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is a geographically important region and all possible steps should be taken to make its election fair and transparent.   The PPP leader said that there

FO rejects ‘fabricated’ Indian claims regarding GB

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has categorically rejected India’s unwarranted and irresponsible remarks over its decision of granting full constitutional rights and holding elections in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).  According to a statement issued by FO today, “India has no