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Federal govt focusing on 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 region as part of its tourism strategy. Addressing a gathering in Shigar Valley during his ongoing

GB to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow

GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has announced to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow with the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP)s. In this regard, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister’s spokesperson Mir Afzal Khan issued instructions to open the tourism sector in the

Four jailed for illegally hunting snow leopard in GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Four people were jailed for illegally hunting a snow leopard in Nagar district of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). According to a GB Wildlife Department, hunter Saleem and his accomplice Muhammad, residents of Hopar Nagar, and two others were apprehended with

GB elections to be held on August 18

ISLAMABAD: The general elections to the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Legislative Assembly would be held on August 18, a statement from the President House said on Saturday. According to the statement, “President Dr Arif Alvi [has] approved August 18, 2020, as

Mir Afzal sworn in as GB caretaker CM

GILGIT BALTISTAN: A day after the regional government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had completed its term of five years in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), the caretaker chief minister of the region Mir Afzal was sworn into office on Wednesday. As per

GB presents tax free budget for 2020-21

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) government on Friday presented a tax-free budget of over Rs 680.29 billion for 2020-21. The budget was presented by Minister Law and Parliamentary Affairs Aurangzeb Khan in the GB Legislative Assembly session chaired by Deputy Speaker Jafarullah

GB police arrest two alleged Indian spies

GILGIT: Gilgit Baltistan (GB) police on Friday claimed to have apprehended two alleged Indian spies during a targeted operation. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mirza Hussain said that on an intelligence report, a police team carried out a targeted raid

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

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