Gilgit Baltistan

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

Will ensure free, fair elections in GB: Ali Amin Gandapur

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will ensure free, fair and impartial elections without any interference Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on November 15. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the

GB would emerge as economic base camp of the country: Minister  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has said the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) would emerge as an economic base camp of the country due to its strategic location on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route. Addressing a news

Parliamentarians to discuss electoral reforms for GB elections on Sept 28

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has called a meeting of the parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly on September 28 to discuss electoral reforms for the upcoming Gilgit Baltistan (GB) elections. According to a statement, the speaker has written

Two accused awarded death sentence for rape of boy in GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: An Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday handed down a death sentence to two men in a case pertaining to the rape of a 14-year-old boy after two months trial. As per details, the court also sentenced

Will GB people get rights under the constitution?

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) unconditionally acceded to Pakistan after liberating their area from the Dogras at the time of partition (1st November 1947). However, since its accession 72 years-ago, its status has remained vague due to the recalcitrance of

Pak-China border via Khunjerab pass reopens for trade

GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Pakistan-China border via Khunjerab pass has reopened for trade under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) until September 30. Earlier, with the consensus of the federal government, the GB administration had decided to open the Pak-China border at Sost

Body of 35-year-old drowned Indian woman found in GB

GILGIT BALTISTAN: A body of a 35-year-old Indian woman was recovered from River Shiok in Skardu District Ghanche of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) on Tuesday. A local Hussain Jamal said the body was drowned in the river on the Indian side

Batman filming halts after Robert Pattinson contracts coronavirus

LONDON: Famous Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson has reportedly contracted the coronavirus. According to US media, the filming for Robert Pattinson’s starring movie ‘The Batman’ has been suspended once again following the news. The halt in production was confirmed by the

Federal govt should ‘fulfil duty’ to help rain-hit areas of GB: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged the federal government to activate NDMA and other rescue and rehabilitation departments to safeguard the people and infrastructure in the rain-hit areas of the Gilgit Baltistan (GB). The PPP Chairman expressed

Sixth monsoon spell expected from today

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological Department today forecast thunderstorms in Sindh, southeastern Balochistan, northeastern Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and adjoining areas. The weather will remain hot and humid during the day in most parts of Punjab province. Rain is also expected in

Pak-China border via Khunjerab Pass in GB to be closed for traffic

GILGIT BALTISTAN: Gilgit Baltistan government has announced to close the Pakistan-China border via Khunjerab Pass in Hunza for traffic from tonight onwards after remaining open for 14 days. According to a notification, the border was opened in order to evacuate

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