GILGIT: On a trip to explore the country which has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, a foreigner says she is startled by the hospitality of its people. “I met various people and found them to be extremely humble, … Read more ↪
GHIZER, June 8: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has crossed all limits in robbing the poor of their right to financial support promised to them under the initiative, and is doling out support to undeserving people on the basis … Read more ↪
GILGIT: The chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mehdi Shah, has said after coming to power the PPP government took a number of initiatives to improve the working of the police in the region. He said the government increased the salaries of … Read more ↪
GILGIT, June 4: Embattled author and co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asian Institute (CAI) Greg Mortenson visited Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday – his first trip since a controversy surrounding his book, ‘Three Cups of Tea’, broke last year. The best-selling … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR, June 1: Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral will get separate weather warning stations along with threat detection centres to attend to the risks associated with two potentially hazardous glacial lakes, say official sources. According to these sources, the two technical facilities … Read more ↪
GILGIT: Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah has aid anti-Islam forces the world over were trying to pitch the Muslims against each other by dividing them on sectarian lines. Speaking to a delegation of district press club here, the governor … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, May 28: There are 6,000 languages in the world out of which every year 2,500 vanish from the face earth, so we need to make sure that our local languages remain alive. It was stated by Federal Secretary Ministry … Read more ↪
KARACHI, May 24: National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza has decided against forwarding a disqualification reference against Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Gilani to the Election Commission of Pakistan after his conviction by the Supreme Court in the contempt of court … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR, May 22: As many as 250 posts of subject specialists for government higher secondary schools will be created in the province soon. Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti has given approval for the posts. According to a handout issued … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, May 17: The Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), organised a seminar to commemorate 16th May as School Safety Day in line with a unanimous declaration passed at the International School Safety … Read more ↪
KARACHI, May 15: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s counsel in the contempt of court case, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, on Tuesday said that the prime minister’s sentencing was against the law. … Read more ↪
LAHORE, May 7: Pakistan on Monday called for a “new era” in economic collaboration with neighbouring India, as business leaders from the two countries met for a trade conference. … Read more ↪
LAHORE, May 5: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed concern over the reports of alleged torture on at least five political activists in the Gilgit Jail, saying the reports were exceedingly worrying and hinted at the authorities’ refusal … Read more ↪
APRIL 26th was not one of Yousuf Raza Gilani’s better days. The Pakistani prime minister was convicted of contempt of court by the Supreme Court. And his son, Ali Musa Gilani, a member of parliament, was questioned by the anti-narcotics … Read more ↪
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, April 23: A lawmaker belonging to Maulana Fazul Rehman’s Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) was arrested on Monday after being found guilty in fake degree case. Kishor Kumar was elected member Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly in 2008 on minority seat of … Read more ↪
GHIZER, April 20: It is over two weeks now since mobile communication service was suspended in Gilgit-Baltistan following the sectarian killings in Gilgit and Chilas.
ISLAMABAD, April 16: Ambassador for Women Empowerment Fiza Batool Gilani on Monday announced that all the teachers working in the federal capital under the wedlock policy can stay in the city for an indefinite period.
ISLAMABAD, April 11: At least 52 glacial lakes in Gilgit and Astore districts have been identified as ‘potentially dangerous’ by a project sponsored by the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
ISLAMABAD, April 9: Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman on Monday asked the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to explain why it has recommended putting name of a woman on Exit Control List (ECL). The court ordered … Read more ↪
LAHORE, April 9: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday announced to reduce official working days in the government offices to five – a step that would result in saving 700 MW electricity.
ISLAMABAD, April 9: The warring groups in Gilgit-Balitstan came close to clash at D-Chowk here on Monday mainly because of police failure to foresee the outcome of allowing them to stand eyeball to eyeball. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 8: Pakistan on Sunday evacuated 120 foreigners, mostly Japanese tourists who had been stranded in Gilgit-Baltistan following sectarian clashes there.
ISLAMABAD: Over 200 youth from Gilgit-Baltistan continued their sit-in outside the parliament house here against the killing of innocent people in Kohistan and Chilas.
ISLAMABAD, April 7: Potato growers in Gilgit-Baltistan are on the verge of losing the kharif season as convoys of quality potato seeds remained stuck on Korakorum Highway for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday due to the sectarian strife in … Read more ↪
KARACHI, April 2: The Aga Khan Education Service organized a career expo at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School here on Monday. The second in the series of expos organized by AKES, this expo was a unique opportunity for students, … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan will be forwarding the data about entries and corrections in computerized electoral rolls to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) by April 14, 2012.
PESHAWAR, April 2: The KP Public Service Commission has postponed the interviews/oral tests of candidates for the posts of male district officer/deputy director teachers education and curriculum BPS-18 in the elementary and secondary education department. A statement issued by the … Read more ↪
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission has recommended 87 candidates for appointment after the interviews and vacation of stay orders by the Peshawar High Court (PHC). An official handout on Wednesday said that 64 candidates for the post of … Read more ↪
LKATHY GANNON LAHORE: March 27: It was barely 4 a.m. when 19-year-old Rinkal Kumari disappeared from her home in a small village in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. When her parents awoke they found only her slippers and a scarf outside … Read more ↪
GILGIT: Two policemen were injured when armed persons attacked them while they were taking a convicted prisoner to hospital for treatment here on Tuesday.
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Environment and Forests, Wajid Ali Khan has said three mega power projects, including one in Chitral, have been approved. The minister said Sarhad Hydel Development Organisation (SHYDO) had recently approved 36.6 Megawatt power project … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GBCCI) has announced its decision to launch a protest movement against the government’s decision to levy taxes in the region. The chairman of the GBCCI, Mr Javed Hussain, told the media here … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: For a country whose water availability per capita has plummeted by 78.4% over the past six decades, Pakistan needs to plan aggressively to avoid threats to food security that may arise due to water disputes, said participants at a … Read more ↪