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[28 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

MUZAFFARABAD: In a bid to stave off the possibility of a no-trust motion for the next six months, the Pakistan Peoples Party on Saturday gave a vote of confidence to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed.
The PPP-forward bloc in the AJK Legislative Assembly had earlier tried to oust the prime minister by pressing for a parliamentary vote.
However, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed his party representatives in the legislature not to take part in any move to topple the AJK prime minister. The whole plot …

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

by Khalid Mustafa   in the News, July 27
ISLAMABAD: In another shocking revelation, after India on June 25 laid the foundation stone of the 850-MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project (RHP) on Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir, another row of 60 back-to-back water cum power projects is coming up in the Chenab basin of Himachal Pradesh and Indian-held Kashmir, reveals a document available with The News.
Chenab irrigates the central part (Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Depalpur, Okara and some part of south Punjab (Bhawalnagar) in Pakistan. The Punjab is the food basket of …

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

MUZAFFARABAD: The no-confidence motion – moved against Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid – was taken back on Friday, Express News reported.
The move comes after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) members to stay impartial on the issue.
Two members of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly (MLAs) from the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had submitted the no-trust motion against him on July 22 in a surprise attempt to bring an in-house change in the assembly.
“Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid [has] failed …

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

SKARDU: Gilgit police nabbed two alleged terrorists from Al Saba Chowk and also recovered a local-made bomb, on Friday.
SSP Ali Zia claimed that the two suspected terrorists wanted to attack a mosque during the holy month of Ramazan but they were arrested on receipt of secret information.
During interrogation, they both confessed that they belonged to Gilgit and got training from South Waziristan.
http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\07\27\story_27-7-2013_pg7_9

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

GILGIT, July 26: The six months extension given to vice-chancellor of the Karakuram International University by President Asif Ali Zardari has resulted in divisions among faculty, ruining the educational environment of this newly established institution of higher learning in the region.
During a meeting called the other day for nominating two faculty members in the varsity senate turned into a battlefield as faculty members came to blows and hurled abuses at each other.
“It looked like we were not in a university rather in the parliament as the university staff has divided …

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[20 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune, July 20
GILGIT: There is deep-rooted resentment among Gilgit-Baltistan’s civil servants as their demands for equal pay status with federal bureaucrats posted in G-B continue to go unheard.
The ‘Transition Plan Committee 2009’ had approved equal pay package for G-B civil servants in office management service, legal advisory service and district management service. Although the plan is yet to be implemented for G-B employees, the finance division quickly implemented this package for federal government officers in the province.
The officials posted in G-B were offered 100% …

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[20 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

by Ansar Abbasi in the News, July 20
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has made it clear that Pakistan wants the Indus Water Treaty with India to be implemented in earnest as it is vital for Islamabad.
“It is a matter of life and death for us,” FO spokesman Azaz Ahmad Chaudhry told The News when asked about Pakistan’s stance on the recent launch of a mega 850MW Hydro Electric Project named Ratle in Jammu and Kashmir on the Chenab River by the Indian government.
The spokesman said that if this project is found …

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[18 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on Wednesday sought proposals from a pre-qualified consortium to provide consultancy services for the Diamer-Bhasha dam, said a statement.
Wapda issued a request for proposal (RFP) to three pre-qualified consortiums to provide consultancy services for the project. The consortiums, led by AECOM of the United States, Mott MacDonald Limited of the United Kingdom and Lahmeyer of Germany, have been asked to submit their proposals for construction supervision and contract administration. The Diamer-Bhasha dam is a multi-purpose project. Upon completion, the project will store 8.1 …

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

By Tanveer Ahmed  in Daily Times, July 16
ISLAMABAD: The foreign tourists at Nanga Parbat base camp in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) were killed to avenge the killing of Waliur Rehman, the senior commander of Tehreek-e-Talban Pakistan (TTP), the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan was informed on Monday.
The committee, which met under Senator Haji Adeel, was told that the four persons, nabbed by law enforcement agencies, have revealed that they had been directed to kill the foreign tourists to avenge Wali’s killing in a US drone attack. GB …

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

By Peer Muhammad  in The Express Tribune, July 16
ISLAMABAD: Arrested suspects reveal that the attack on foreign tourists was carried out on Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan directives to avenge the killing of the group’s top commander, Waliur Rehman, who died in a drone attack, said a top officer of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Monday.
Chief Secretary of G-B, Mohammad Younus Dhaga, was briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Relations over the killing of ten foreign tourists and their Pakistani cook at the foot of Nanga Parbat in June 23.
“One of the arrested suspects, …