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[21 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Zardari assures APHC of Pakistan support
By Habib Khan Ghori in Dawn, Dec 21
KARACHI, Dec 20: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday reiterated Pakistan`s resolve to continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their struggle for right to selfdetermination.
During a meeting here with a seven-member delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Mr Zardari said people of Kashmir had been rendering great sacrifices for freedom and their right to self-determination.
According to presidential spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar, the president said Pakistan firmly believed …

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[16 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

MIRPUR: Patients suffered and were not properly attended after young doctors working in public-sector hospitals and subordinate medical units across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) continued their indefinite strike for the 17th consecutive day.
Young doctors went on strike after the Young Doctors’ Association AJK gave a call for the boycott to press the AJK government to accept their long-standing demands which include raises in salaries and allowances at par with their counterparts working in provincial and federal government hospitals in Pakistan.
Young doctors had earlier observed a token strike to protest …

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[16 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

PM chairs meeting on power projects in AJK, GB
ISLAMABAD: A meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday reviewed progress on hydel power projects in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
During the meeting held at the Prime Minister House, the PM directed that the action plan should be implemented by the relevant ministries, adding that the projects below the capacity of 50MW should be completed on top priority.
The PM directed Secretary, Ministry of Water and Power to get Skardu and Gilgit connected with the national grid, which …

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[16 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Young doctors continue boycott for 17th day
MIRPUR: Patients suffered and were not properly attended after young doctors working in public-sector hospitals and subordinate medical units across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) continued their indefinite strike for the 17th consecutive day.
Young doctors went on strike after the Young Doctors’ Association AJK gave a call for the boycott to press the AJK government to accept their long-standing demands which include raises in salaries and allowances at par with their counterparts working in provincial and federal government hospitals in Pakistan.
Young doctors had earlier …

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Shabbir Mir in The express Tribune, Feb 14
GILGIT: For publicly criticising the appointment of the chief judge of the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) apex court, regional secretary information Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has accused senior party leaders of creating a rift in the party.
Such elements within the party seriously dent its credibility, claimed Rana Nazeem, PPP’s regional secretary information, pointing fingers at Finance Minister Muhammad Ali Akhtar and Wazir Ibadat, member G-B Council, who had openly criticised Chief Minister Mehdi Shah and Governor Karam Ali Shah for recommending a non-resident and …

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Reopening NATO supplies is parliament’s prerogative  says Kayani: By Zahid Gishkori in The Express Tribune, Feb 14
JACOBABAD: The resumption of Nato supply routes seems to be an issue too hot for anyone to handle at the moment.
Asserting that the decision to resume Nato supply routes will be taken by parliament alone, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has hinted at improved coordination with the United States to conduct operations at the Afghan border.
Kayani, who was accompanying Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman and a group of media personnel at the …

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Top judge’s appointment: Fissures in local PPP ranks
By Shabbir Mir in The express Tribune, Feb 14
GILGIT: For publicly criticising the appointment of the chief judge of the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) apex court, regional secretary information Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has accused senior party leaders of creating a rift in the party.
Such elements within the party seriously dent its credibility, claimed Rana Nazeem, PPP’s regional secretary information, pointing fingers at Finance Minister Muhammad Ali Akhtar and Wazir Ibadat, member G-B Council, who had openly criticised Chief Minister Mehdi Shah and Governor Karam …

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[2 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig on Monday constituted a committee headed by Wazir Shakil, Minister for Water and Power, to investigate reasons behind cracks appeared in the water reservoir of 18MW power station in Naltar.
The committee was formed after member Syed Raziuddin Rizvi raised a question in the assembly session that there was likelihood of calamity in case the water reservoir burst as it had developed several cracks.
While responding to the question Minister Wazir Shakil said 15km long reservoir had accumulated tons of silt because of flashfloods of …

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[2 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Reference against official for fake award list sent to Establishment Division.
GILGIT: A reference against assistant commissioner Diamer has been sent to the Establishment Division, while those who allegedly prepared bogus compensation papers have been suspended.
“We have taken legal action against the officials and investigation is under way,” Mehdi Shah, chief minister Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) told reporters at his residence on Tuesday.
He said it was fortunate that the scam surfaced before payments to the people likely to be affected by the Diamer-Bhasha Dam were made since it would have resulted in huge …

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[1 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

GILGIT:  Gilgit-Baltistan has been divided into three divisions to ensure better administration.
This was announced by the Chief Minister Mehdi Shah on Tuesday. “We have decided to divide the region into three divisions for better administrative control,” Mehdi Shah told reporters at his residence. He said that a decision to this effect was taken in the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday.
Giving details, he said the first division would comprise towns including Gilgit, Hunza-Nagar and Ghizer districts while Astore and Diamer districts would be included in the second division. Similarly he said …