Monthly Archives: July 2008

Art & the Artists: Woodcrafts

Pamir Times admires and appreciates that positive role that known and unknown artists have played in the development of various forms of arts. The above photograph serves as a fine example.

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Admissions information

Click on the link below to open a PDF document containing informaiton about admissions, scholarships and trainings. aug-2008-week-2

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Dr. Adam Nayar passes away

ISLAMABAD, July 29: The acting director-general of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Dr Adam Nayyar has passed away in Islamabad after a short period of illness. He was suffering from cancer of the lymph nodes.  He has served … Continue reading

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Shujaat Ali joins UNESCO

by Sahib Khan Shujaat Ali, the elder son of senior teacher Sher Ali of Shimshal valley, joins United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) as Project Assistant, Earthquake Reconstruction Program(ERP) and Rehabilitation of Education System in Pakistan under Special Services … Continue reading

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Husband and Wife drown in Hunza River

Last week, in a tragic incident, a middle aged couple drowned in the Hunza river, at Shishkat, a village of the Gojal valley. According to reports the wife, after a dispute, jumped into the Hunza river, to commit suicide. The husband, … Continue reading

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Cricekt Tournament brings youth together in Sost

by Noor Hundreds of young cricket players and their supporters gather at the Cricket Ground of Sost, in Gojal valley, playing matches as part of the Ejaz Alam Memorial Cricket Tournament, organized by Al – Sabah Cricket Club, Shishkat. About … Continue reading

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Pictory IV – Globalizaton: who benefits, what is lost?

by Noor Ever since the World War II terms like ‘globalization’, ‘free market’, ‘ global integration’ and the need for accepting ‘pluralism’, in the wake of rising international confrontations, have become common. What these terms imply, essentailly, is construction of a ‘global society’ and, a … Continue reading

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Horses, sticks and the ball: Polo at Shandur

by Sultan Ahmad My dreams came true when I finally got a chance to witness the legendary polo match on the world’s highest polo ground- Shandur, a place of calm, tranquillity and peace.  From Gilgit, it took me around seven … Continue reading

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“Annul all illegal mining leases issued in disputed Gilgit – Baltistan”, Nationalists demand in Hunza Valley

HUNZA, July 21: The people of Gilgit-Baltistan need to be united in order to fight for the basic human and constitutional rights of the depressed and marginalised communities of the region. This was said by the leaders of nationalist parties … Continue reading

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Report sought from local administration on Sost Port issue

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan HUNZA, July 19: The Minister for Finance and Privatisation, Syed Naveed Qamar has assured a delegation of PPP activists that the real stakeholder of Sost Dry Port will be given their due rights. The minister was … Continue reading

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