Gilgit Baltistan

Pakistan reports 1,563 new coronavirus cases, 74 deaths

ISLAMABAD: A further 74 people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and 1,563 new cases have been reported. According to the National Command and Control Center, the total number of deaths from coronavirus in Pakistan has reached 11,450

Gilgit-Baltistan attracted 2mn tourists last year after peace restoration: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday addressed the concluding ceremony of Winter Sports Festival in the ski resort town of Naltar area in Gilgit-Baltistan. The president said Pakistan has immense tourism potential with snow-capped high peaks and other sightseeing

Will formulate historic development package for GB in few weeks: Asad Umar

SKARDU: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that a historic development package for Gilgit-Baltistan will be formulated in a few weeks. The minister took to Twitter and wrote that he had a meeting with Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister

Urwa Hocane wishes to revisit GB after PM shares pictures

LAHORE: Actress Urwa Hocane has expressed to visit Gilgit Baltistan (GB) one more time as she misses the warmth of people and the scenic beauty. While retweeting Prime Minister Imran Khan’s post on Twitter where he had posted beautiful pictures

PM announces two new national parks in Gilgit Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced  two new high altitude national parks in Gilgit Baltistan, spanning a huge area of 3600 square km which totals five percent of Gilgit-Baltistan’s land area. The ‘Himalaya National Park’ and the ‘Nanga Parbat

Granting provincial status to GB will end sense of deprivation: PM

GILGIT: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday attended the oath-taking ceremony of Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet members. GB governor Raja Jalal Husain Maqpoon administered oaths to the newly-elected members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA). GM Chief Minister Barrister Khalid Khursheed was

PM to attend oath-taking ceremony of GB cabinet today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to arrive in Gilgit-Baltistan on his visit since the recently held elections in the region. During the visit, the prime minister will participate in the oath-taking ceremony of the new cabinet of Gilgit

Activist Baba Jan released after nine years imprisonment

ISLAMABAD: The government has released political prisoner and activist Baba Jan after nine years of imprisonment in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Many protestors in Hunza wee demanding the release of Baba Jan, Iftikhar Karbalai and Shukoorullah Baig. The government reached an agreement

Rain, snow expected in upper parts of country today

ISLAMABAD: Rain with snowfall is expected in the upper parts of the country today. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), it will be cloudy in different parts of the country today. Rain is expected in Pothohar, Upper and Central

Gilgit-Baltistan elected members to take oath today

GILGIT: Chief Election Commissioner Raja Shahbaz Khan has summoned a session of the Gilgit Baltistan Assembly for the oath-taking of newly-elected members. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notified the official election results of elections the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly. According to

Violence erupts in Gilgit-Baltistan over election results

GILGIT: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activists clashed with police clashed against the unofficial results of Gilgit-Baltistan constituency. According to DIG Gilgit Waqas Ahmed, violence erupted soon after the clash when around 20-25 protesters torched a government building and four vehicles.

Gilgit-Baltistan rigging

The general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan have finally been held. Despite all efforts, the PTI failed to win a simple majority while the opposition parties have refused to accept the results and have claimed there was rigging. Let’s analyze whether the

Four independent Gilgit-Baltistan candidates join PTI

GILGIT: Four independent candidates, who were declared winners in the Gilgit-Baltistan elections, have been joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Wazir Muhammad Saleem, who was declared winner from GBLA-9 Skardu-3 as an independent candidate, announced to join PTI after meeting with

Bilawal vows to protest ‘stolen’ GB elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced that he will launch a protest against Gilgit Baltistan elections. “My election has been stolen,” he wrote on Twitter. “I will be joining the people of Gilgit Baltistan in their

PTI leading in Gilgit Baltistan elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading in nine of 24 constituencies for the Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections, according to unofficial results. This includes a win by PTI candidates in seven seats and lead in two constituencies. After PTI, independents

Gilgit-Baltistan elections

The elections for Gilgit-Baltistan are scheduled for November 15 and campaigning is fully underway. This year there is renewed interest in the elections as the PTI government has vowed to give the region provincial status. Elections will be held on

PTI likely to win Gilgit-Baltistan elections: Survey

ISLAMABAD: Survey reports have revealed that in Gilgit-Baltistan elections, people are giving preference to PTI over other political parties.  According to two surveys conducted by Gallup Pakistan and Pulse Consultant, two surveys conducted by online survey firm Gallup and Plus

Whole nation is cursing PTI govt: Maryam Nawaz tells GB

GILGIT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that the whole Pakistan is cursing the government today. Addressing an election rally in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Astore district, Maryam Nawaz said, “I do not want to return from Gilgit-Baltistan. The

Fake govt is not destined to serve people: Maryam Nawaz

GILGIT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz expressed confidence and has said that the large gathering of people suggests the “lion is coming to Gilgit-Baltistan”.  While addressing an election rally n Gupis, Maryam Nawaz called the incumbent government

GB court directs federal ministers to leave region within 3 days

GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan High Court has instructed all federal ministers, lawmakers and political leaders to leave the region within three days due to violations of the election code of conduct. The court was hearing a writ petition filed against the PPP

Decision to be made on winter holidays in schools today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of provincial education ministers has started under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood. The meeting was attended by education ministers and other officials of the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan through video link. The meeting

China rejects Indian statement over provincial status of GB

BEIJING: China has rejected Indian statements over granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. During a regular briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Wang Wenbin reiterated that China’s position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear.

Bilawal arrives in Gilgit-Baltistan for election campaigning

GILGIT: Chairman Pakistan People Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has arrived in Gilgit-Baltistan for campaigning ahead of elections in the region. Addressing the Workers Convention in Gilgit, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that we will form an assembly in

Pakistan reports 644 new coronavirus cases

KARACHI: At least four more people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and the total death toll has risen to 6,517. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 644 new cases of coronavirus were reported across the

Army will not be deployed for Gilgit-Baltistan elections: CM

GILGIT: Caretaker Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Afzal said that the army’s assistance will not be required during the legislative assembly elections. Addressing a press conference, he said the army will not be deployed for security during the Legislative Assembly elections

GB general elections to be held on November 15

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has approved holding general elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. The general elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly will be held on 15th November. The president approved the summary sent by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A fifth province

The next biggest step of the government is to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as the fifth province of Pakistan, the first new one since independence. The matter has been discussed in the federal cabinet and has the full support of the military

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

Schedule announced for polls in Gilgit Baltistan

GILGIT: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Gilgit Baltistan has announced the schedule for elections in the federally-administered area, A notification issued by the CEC states that the returning officers (RO) would issue a public notice for nomination papers on 7th

21 dead as passenger coach plunges into Indus River near Skardu

SKARDU: At least 21 people were killed and another four sustained injures when a passenger coaster plunged into the River Indus in Rondu tehsil of Skardu district. The spokesperson of Gilgit-Baltistan Faizullah Firaq confirmed the news of deaths that occurred