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Film puts spotlight on K2 porters

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KARACHI: The snowcapped peak of K2, the world’s second highest mountain and also known as the Father of All Mountains, has claimed the lives of many mountaineers while bringing glory to some but hardly ever have the indigenous porters of Gilgit-Baltistan who form the nucleus of all mountaineering expeditions been recognised. The film K2 and […]

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Mountain Pakistan walls off glacial lake flash floods

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BAGROT VALLEY: Nestled at the foot of five snow-capped mountain peaks in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan province, the villages of the Bagrot valley face fearsome flooding risks. As glaciers retreat, they leave behind lakes supported by ice dams or accumulations of rock and soil. Inherently unstable, these dams often burst, sending huge volumes of water rushing […]

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SC suspends conviction of Geo TV owner by GB court

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court suspended on Wednesday a Nov 25 verdict of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) No. 1, convicting media tycoon and Geo TV owner Mir Shakeelur Rahman and sentencing him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and Rs300,000 in fines. A three-judge Supreme Court, bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, also asked Attorney […]

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Gilgit court verdict challenged in Chief Court

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Editor-in-Chief of the Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has challenged the verdict given by the court of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) filing an appeal against the ruling in the Chief Court of GB.The Chief Court has also issued a formal notice to prosecution in this regard.It is hoped that the Chief Court of GB will dispense justice to […]

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GB court ruling against Jang Group ridiculous, says Ansar Burney

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KARACHI: Human rights activist and former federal minister for human rights Ansar Burney has termed the ruling against chief of Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and others awarded by Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) court ridiculous in the judicial history, says a press release issued on Monday. Ansar Burney said that several questions were being emerged through filing of […]

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GB court verdict threat to press freedom

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KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), Mujibur Rehman Shami, and the president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon, have, in a joint statement, expressed dismay at what they called unlawful conviction of Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo media group and associated media persons, […]

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Gilgit courts have no jurisdiction in Pakistan, say experts

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ISLAMABAD: Eminent legal experts and jurists say that the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) courts have no jurisdiction outside that area and any issue relating to broadcast of any content on the electronic media could only be dealt by Pemra. Akram Sheikh, an eminent legal expert, told The News that no court of Gilgit-Baltistan had the jurisdiction whatsoever […]

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Lok Virsa to document G-B’s indigenous folk culture

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GILGIT: Lok Virsa has sent a team of professionals to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) to document and preserve its indigenous folk culture. The initiative has been launched by the new management — headed by Shahera Shahid – of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, popularly known as Lok Virsa. Based in the federal capital, Lok […]

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Senate committee on human rights initiates 3-day discussion

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GILGIT: A delegation comprising senators intending to probe human rights issues in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) kicked off its three-day discussion in Gilgit on Monday. The nine-member committee is being led by Senator Afrasiab Khattak while senators Farhatullah Babar, Mushahid Hussain, Nasreen Jalil, Talha Mahmood and Zahid Khan are also part of the delegation among others. The […]

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Our doughty young women from Shimshal – A team of nine amazing women

conquered three 6000-metre peaks, within the space of seven days, and became the first ever humans to set foot on virgin Kuz Sar By Salman Rashid European explorers and mountaineers of the 19th century, in what is now Gilgit-Baltistan, held a disdainful view of the men they hired as porters and mountain guides. They felt […]

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Stay within limits, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister tells media men

SKARDU: PPP leader and Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Sayed Mehdi Shah warned the national and local media men that they should remain within limits, as he was not dependent on media coverage by them. He lashed out at the journalist community while addressing a ceremony to mark the anniversary of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto […]

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