Posts tagged as: Gilgit-Baltistan

EU gives €13m to Pakistan to support provincial assemblies

The European Union and  Pakistan has finalised an agreement for the EU to provide €13 million, in funding for a programme, supporting Pakistan’s four Provincial Assemblies, the European Union mission in Islamabad said Monday. The funding will also cover the Legislative Assemblies of northern areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. The programme will also provide […]

Text of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech about youth schemes

Following is the full text of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address to the nation in which he announced some welfare schemes for the youth Saturday evening. “My dear elders‚ brothers‚ sisters and the youngsters who hold the key to the future. I am not here today with a long speech‚ but I will briefly state […]

Campaign to enroll 500‚000 children in schools begins

A three-day special campaign to enroll five hundred thousand out of school children in schools was launched across Pakistan on Monday, officials said. The federal‚ provincial‚ Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan governments would aggressively participate in the campaign to achieve the target. During the campaign‚ children of school going age would be enrolled with the cooperation […]

Gunmen kill three security officials in Pakistan northern area

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two military and a senior police officer in northern area of Pakistan, police said on Tuesday. A Pakistan Army Colonel, Captain and Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) were killed as their convoy came under attack in Chilas area of Gilgit-Baltistan late Monday, state radio quoted police sources as saying. A police […]

Monsoon rains to continue for three days

The Met-Office has predicted onset of monsoon rains in the country from Saturday and the current spell will persist for 02 to 03 days. The spell is mainly focused on upper parts of the country. Spokesman of Met Office informed that weak monsoon currents have started penetrating in Kashmir and other upper parts of the […]

CM G-B claims progress in mountaineers attack’s probe

Officials Tuesday claimed “important headway” has been made in the investigation into the killings of foreign mountaineers in the northern areas of the country.   Suspected militants, wearing uniform of security forces, stormed the base camp of Nanga Parbat in Diamir District of Gilgit-Baltistan late Saturday and killed the foreign tourists and their one guide. […]

Army sets up surveillance cell at Nanga Parbat

Pakistan Army has set up a special surveillance cell at the base of Nanga Parbat to ensure protection of tourists and apprehend culprits involved in yesterday’s incident, officials said Monday. The Interior Secretary said that three helicopters are engaged for surveillance of the base camp in the area. He said 43 foreign and local tourists […]

CM G-B opposes officials removal over terror attack

  Chief Minister Gilgit–Baltistan Mehdi Shah on Sunday praised the performance of Chief Secretary G-B and regional police chief hours after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan suspended them for failing to provide security to the foreign tourists in Nanga Parbat.   “Removing both the officials before launching an inquiry in to the tourists’ incident […]

United States Supports Teacher Education in Gilgit-Baltistan

The United States celebrated the continued success of programs to educate the teachers of Pakistan on Thursday in a ceremony in Gilgit, the US embassy said.   The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded 115 scholarships for future educators who will study in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, including at Karakoram […]

Firing at polio vaccination team kills policeman in Mardan

Gunmen in Mardan district Tuesday shot dead a policeman, who was providing security to a polio vaccination team, police said.   A polio team, guarded by police, was busy to administrate drops to children in the outskirts of Mardan when unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire at them, killing a police man at the scene. […]

Sights and Sounds of Shangrila: Heaven on Earth

Amidst a landscape of towering mountains, deep gorges, crashing waterfalls and quiet lakes, Skardu attracts tourists from various parts of the world.   Located in heart of Gilgit-Baltistan, Skardu is an ideal place for summer expeditions, hiking, trekking, and exploring archeological history of the region and above all to treat oneself with placidity after the […]

Pakistan’s federal cabinet approves Counter-Terrorism Authority Bill

Federal cabinet Wednesday approved a draft law to establish a new counter terrorism body aimed at better coordinating efforts to defeat Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked violence.   Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Wednesday that the main objective was to defeat terrorism, but he provided no details on exactly how the new organization would help. […]


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