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President signs GB caretaker government amendment order 2020

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has promulgated a presidential order to form a caretaker government and for extension of the Elections Act 2017 to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). According to a notification issued by the Federal Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan,

Seven more COVID-19 cases reported in GB, taking provincial toll to 307

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit Baltistan(GB) health officials have reported seven new cases of the novel COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the region to 307. Citing the details of COVID-19 cases, GB health department tweeted, the

GB chief court takes suo motu notice over shortage of medical gear

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Court on Tuesday took suo motu notice of shortage and provision of substandard personal protective equipments to the doctors battling the coronavirus outbreak on the frontlines in the region. The chief court took the

GB CM says recovery rate of coronavirus patients is 78 percent in region

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients is 78 percent in the region. Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman provided the statistics while attending a meeting through video link held under the chair

NDMA gives another consignment of protective equipment to GB hospitals

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday provided a third consignment of protective equipment for the hospitals of Gilgit Baltistan (GB). According to a statement issued by NDMA spokesperson, the protective equipment was being supplied nationwide while medical equipments

 GB govt to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit Baltistan (GB) administration has begun to plot the gradual unwinding of their lockdowns across the region after more people recovered from the novel COVID-19. Adviser to GB chief minister on Information Shams Mir said Chief Minister Hafeezur

GB govt decides two-day complete lockdown for specific time period

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to place a complete lockdown on two consecutive days for a specific time period. According to Gilgit’s Information Secretary Shams Mir, the region will observe a lockdown from 11 am to 3 pm today

45 coronavirus patients recover in Gilgit-Baltistan: Dr Ramzan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit Baltistan health department official Dr Shah Ramzan has confirmed that overall 45 coronavirus patients have recovered, while only one COVID-19 case was reported in Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday. According to Dr Shah Ramzan, the region has witnessed a

COVID-19: AKRSP hands over medical equipment to government of GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Aga Khan Development Network joins hands with the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to fight against coronavirus epidemic, with the financial support of the Government of Canada. In this regard, the representatives of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)

PAF aircraft carrying 30 Zaireen from Dalbandin lands at Skardu airport

SKARDU: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 aircraft carrying 30 Zaireen from Dalbandin landed at Skardu airport on Saturday. The Zaireen were kept in the makeshift arrangements at Taftan. On their arrival at Skardu airport, they admitted the concerted efforts of

Pakistan to confer civil award on Dr Usama who lost life treating coronavirus patients

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit Baltistan Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon on Wednesday approved a summary to bestow civil award to Dr Usama Riaz who lost his life treating coronavirus patients in the region. The information department of GB confirmed the news

GB govt fully capable of defeating coronavirus: CM

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Monday visited Skardu quarantine center and said GB administration had taken strict measures to battle coronavirus across the region. On this occasion, force commander and Chief Secretary were also accompanied with the

Dry weather expected in most parts of country: PMD

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the weather would be dry in most of the country today. According to the PMD, the weather would be dry today but thunderstorms would likely at some places in northeastern Balochistan and

Passengers traveling to GB must wear masks: PIA spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made it compulsory for all passengers travelling to and from Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to wear masks. According to the PIA spokesperson, before entering the airports passengers must wear masks, adding that “Boarding passes will

CM GB receives medical equipment, relief goods sent by China via Khunjraab border

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Friday received medical equipment and relief goods sent by the government of China through Pak-China border at Khunjraab. The goods shipped from China included five ventilators, two thousand masks, 0.2 million face

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan climb to 1,098

KARACHI: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped to 1,098 on Thursday after more cases were reported from Balochistan, Sindh, Islamabad, and Gilgit Baltistan. Meanwhile, 21 people have recovered from the disease. The community transmits disease has claimed eight

Doctor dies in GB after contracting coronavirus from patients

GILGIT BALTISTAN: A young physician, Dr Osama Riaz, died of coronavirus after he had contracted while physically handling suspected COVID-19 patients returning to Gilgit-Baltistan(GB) from Iran. As per details, Dr Osama was part of the 10-member team of the doctors

GB takes effective measures to control coronavirus: CM

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the GB administration had taken solid measures and finalized arrangements, utilizing utmost available resources to battle coronavirus on emergency basis across the region. Talking to media Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman

One more coronavirus case emerges in Gilgit Baltistan

GILGIT BALTISTAN: One more novel coronavirus case has been reported in Gilgit Baltistan on Wednesday, bringing the tally to two in the region. According to Gilgit Baltistan’s Health officials, a 14-year-old boy, from Skardu, tested positive for the COVID-19 or

Funeral prayers of martyred Col Mujeeb offered in Bunji

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The funeral prayer of martyred Col Mujeeb-ur-Rehman was offered at the Army Helipad Ground in Bunji District Astore Gilgit Baltistan. Force Commander Gilgit Baltistan Major General Ehsan Mehmood Khan, GB Governor Raja Jalal Maqpoon, Chief Minister Hafiz Hafizurrhman, top

Pakistani mountaineer Shabbir Hussain Sadpara killed in Skardu road mishap

SKARDU: The 26-year-old mountaineer Shabbir Hussain Sadpara climbed the world’s second-highest peak K2, was killed in Skardu road mishap on Monday. The ill-fated bus was going to Skardu from Rawalpindi carrying 25 passengers, including women and children met with the

Pakistan Army Officer Col Mujib Ur Rahman martyred in Dera Ismail Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army Officer Colonel (Col) Mujib Ur Rahman embraced martyrdom during an intelligence-based operation against terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan on Monday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, on confirmed intelligence report about the planning of terrorist activity, security forces

Coronavirus: Govt plans on establishing quarantine rooms in Quetta

QUETTA: The government has planned on establishing the quarantine rooms for the pilgrims in the Hazar Ganji area to prevent coronavirus disease. Quarantine rooms are used for imported animals with communicable disease conditions from others in the colony. Over 3000

Coronavirus fear: Schools closed, matric exam postponed in GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has announced to close all private and public educational institutions till March 7 amid fears of Coronavirus spread in the region. The education department on Tuesday issued a notification said that the decision has been taken

Efforts underway to prevent coronavirus epidemic: GB CM

GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Friday said emergency has been declared in region over the alarming coronavirus outbreak, while instructions have been issued to health officials and other concerned departments in this regard. While talking to journalists, the

Private sector educational institutions playing vital role in GB: Governor Maqpoon

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Governor Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has said that private sector educational institutions are playing a crucial role in supporting quality education in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). He expressed these views while distribution assistance cheques among the administration of private educational

CM Gilgit Baltistan inaugurates spring tree plantation drive

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Spring tree plantation drive kicked-off in Karakorum International University (KIU) in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman inaugurated the drive by planting a sapling of Deodar at the KIU Gilgit. While addressing a huge gathering

GB is the most beautiful place in the world, says Canadian envoy

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour has said that Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has the impact of the most beautiful place in the world with huge potentials in winter sports. She said this while visiting the 900-years-old Altit Fort and the

President PTI GB express grief over Naeemul Haque’s demise

GILGIT BALTISTAN: President Pakistan Therik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Syed Jafar Shah on Sunday expressed deep sorrow over the sad demise of Naeemul Haq, the founder member of PTI. In a condolence message, Jafar paid reach tributes to the late

Football: Zoodkhun Sunflowers wins Leisure Leagues Women’s Tournament title

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Zoodkhun Sunflowers defeated Kirmen Shaheen in the top fight and clinched Leisure Leagues Women Small-sided Football Tournament, which was played at Chupersun area of Gilgit-Baltistan. As many as 10 teams participated in the tournament on the knockout basis