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[18 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

GILGIT – Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan said that people of Gilgit-Baltistan are the most deprived of their rights. “Change in Gilgit-Baltistan will come after general elections,” he stated this while addressing a public gathering at Lalik Jan Stadium, Gilgit on Sunday via telephone from Islamabad. The PTI chief said that he would visit Gilgit very soon.
He said the two parties would continue looting the country, including G-B, if there was no PTI. “PTI is a new but a very strong political force in Gilgit-Baltistan,” he added. He said …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a freelance columnist based in Islamabad.
The famous Silk Route has witnessed many vicissitudes for more than two millennia. This route was disrupted many times because of political events engulfing the regions spanning from Ch’ang-an, modern day Sian to the Mediterranean region and Europe. However, trade on the Silk Route continued to flourish because its multiple arteries enabled traders to dodge political upheavals and geographic hurdles.
During the twentieth century areas along the Silk Route witnessed redrawing of boundaries on the basis of modern nation-states. As a result, mobility …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has emerged as the largest party in the campaign for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections as it has fielded candidates for all seats in the contest.
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is runner-up with 16 while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on third position with 15 candidates so far. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who informally kicked-off the campaign last month by visiting Gilgit would visit the area immediate after the election next month to fulfil the commitments that he made with the people during his previous visit. Political …

Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2015
GILGIT: Another leader of Pakistan Peoples Party in Gilgit-Baltistan has decided to join Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, making the latter’s position stronger before the legislative elections scheduled for June 8.
Islamuddin, a senior PPP leader, announced his decision during a news conference at Gilgit Press Club on Saturday. The meeting was attended by a large number of his supporters – who also joined the party – and PML-N leaders, including the party’s regional chief Hafizur Rehman.
“I have decided to join PML-N in the …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a freelance columnist based in Islamabad.
The famous Silk Route has witnessed many vicissitudes for more than two millennia. This route was disrupted many times because of political events engulfing the regions spanning from Ch’ang-an, modern day Sian to the Mediterranean region and Europe. However, trade on the Silk Route continued to flourish because its multiple arteries enabled traders to dodge political upheavals and geographic hurdles.
During the twentieth century areas along the Silk Route witnessed redrawing of boundaries on the basis of modern nation-states. As a result, mobility …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

Islamabad: The feasibility report for Islamabad-Murree-Muzaffarabad railway link will be completed by May 30, 2015. A Pakistani company is working in collaboration with an Austrian company under a joint venture to work out the feasibility report.
The project includes 20 kilometre long Murree-Muzaffarabad tunnel. Balimar is proposed to be site for construction of railway station in Murree. In the prospective feasibility report, 60 meters wide strip is being sought for railway track. Islamabad-Murree-Muzaffarabad railway link will encompass the distance of 70 to 80 kilometre, which is to be completed in different …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has emerged as the largest party in the campaign for Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections as it has fielded candidates for all seats in the contest.
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is runner-up with 16 while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on third position with 15 candidates so far. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who informally kicked-off the campaign last month by visiting Gilgit would visit the area immediate after the election next month to fulfil the commitments that he made with the people during his previous visit. Political …

Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2015
GILGIT: Another leader of Pakistan Peoples Party in Gilgit-Baltistan has decided to join Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, making the latter’s position stronger before the legislative elections scheduled for June 8.
Islamuddin, a senior PPP leader, announced his decision during a news conference at Gilgit Press Club on Saturday. The meeting was attended by a large number of his supporters – who also joined the party – and PML-N leaders, including the party’s regional chief Hafizur Rehman.
“I have decided to join PML-N in the …

Pak Media comment »

[16 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

The identification of potential terrorists by the examination of metadata regarding their movements and contacts can be dangerously imprecise — as has been discovered by the bureau chief of an international TV station who is based in Islamabad. Metadata is the word used to describe a collation of small elements to build a big picture. This will include location (of the subject), who they phone and who phones them, the timing and length of calls and the content of text messages. All of this is within the capacity of the …

Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline »

[16 May 2015 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has directed the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) to explore financing of $575 million for the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project (NJHP).
The minister chaired a high-level meeting here Friday to review financing arrangements for the NJHP. Khawaja Mohammad Asif, federal minister for water and power was also present on the occasion.
The finance minister was briefed on the progress of the project and was informed that to-date Rs136 billion had already been spent on the project. For future works to be completed, foreign funding …