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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Asif Showkat Kallol in Dhaka Tribune, Apr 26, 2017 at 08:43 PM
The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase has approved the import of electricity from the 1600MW power plant being set up by Adani Group in Jharkhand, India, at prices higher than the norm.
The proposal was approved at a meeting of the Cabinet committee on Wednesday, presided over by Alternative Chairman Tofail Ahmed at the Cabinet Division.
After the meeting, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Mostafizur Rahman told reporters the government had decided to import the electricity from Jharkhand at …

Azad Kashmir, Balwaristan, Gilgit -Baltistan, India, Jammu and Kashmir, NOrthern Areas, Pakistan »

[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

By Farooq Ahmed in The Dawn, Nov 5
GILGIT, Nov 4: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has come down hard on the bureaucracy in Gilgit-Baltistan and warned to mend its traditional way or face the music.
PPP leader Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, while talking to party leaders and candidates here on Wednesday, said that the common people were source of power and the bureaucrats were mere public servants. He stressed accountability of officials.
Mr Ahmed claimed that the PPP, as the largest party of the country, would get victory in the upcoming elections for …

Azad Kashmir, Balwaristan, Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline, NOrthern Areas, Pakistan »

[21 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

GILGIT, Oct 20: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Gilgit-Baltistan Nawaz Rahim Durrani took oath of office here on Tuesday.
Supreme Appellate Court (SAC) Chief Judge Justice Mohamamd Nawaz Abbasi administered the oath in a simple but impressive ceremony. Senior judicial and civil officers besides lawyers attended the event.
Mr Durrani is the first CEC of Gilgit-Baltistan whose appointment was made under the Empowerment and Self-governance Order 2009. He would start functioning formally on Wednesday at the Gilgit-Baltistan Election Commission.
The CEC, while talking to the media after the ceremony, said that those ballot papers …

Azad Kashmir, Balwaristan, Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline, Pakistan »

[17 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

By Irfan Ghauri
ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the federal government’s Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-governance Order 2009, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) on Wednesday criticised Qamar Zaman Kaira’s appointment as governor, claiming it would lead to pre-poll rigging.
Addressing a press conference at PML House, PML-Q Gilgit-Baltistan in-charge Marvi Memon said the package should have been implemented through an act of parliament after consultation with all political parties.
Massive rigging: She said people of the area felt the government had imposed governor’s rule in the province by appointing a non-local to the post. She claimed …

Balwaristan, Diamer Dam, Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline, India, Pakistan »

[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Skardu: Balawaristan National Front, Baltistan chapter, has supported the proposal of President Asif Ali Zardari to restart peace process with India. It demanded that the true representatives of the people of Kashmir and Balawaristan should be included in any future dialogue with India.
These observations came at a meeting of the BNF in Skardu which was presided over by BNF divisional president Mehdi Akmal. The party’s senior vice-president Syed Hyder Shah Rizvi was chief guest on the occasion.
The meeting decided to launch a membership drive and open unit offices of the …

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

BRUSSLES: Chairman Balawaristan National Front (BNF) Abdul Hamid Khan has condemned the appointment of what he said incapable and incompetent persons on the posts of judges in Gilgit-Baltistan.
In a statement posted in the party’s website, www.balawaristan.net, Hamid Khan said this has been the tradition of the occupation regime to depute such persons as judges in Gilgit-Baltistan who can provide huge amount of money to the minister and secretary of KANA division as per their requirement. He said this approach of the KANA ministry for appointment of members or chairman of …