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Abdul Khaliq Taj: A poet who fights sectarianism through his poetry

Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Described as one of Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) most prolific contemporary poets, Abdul Khaliq Taj is known in the region for his humorous poetry. He targets the powerful mullah (clergy), who is dividing the masses on sectarian lines. Born in … Continue reading

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Celebrated photographer, Karim Jan, no more

PT Report Gilgit – Presidential Award winning photographer, Karim Jan, passed away due to cardiac arrest at a hospital in Karachi, on November 6. He was laid to rest in Konodas, Gilgit, in presence of relatives and admirers. Karim Jan … Continue reading

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SAS cancels Eid Milan event to honour Rai Ghulam ud Din

Press Release  Karachi, November 6: The Karachi based Students Aid Society (SAS) has decided to cancel its Eid Milan Programme, to honour the services of Rai Ghulam ud Din, who was buried in Gulmit yesterday. At a special meeting called … Continue reading

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Multicultural Organization and Social Diversity

Rizwan Ali Bazgul Being professionally nomadic in a multicultural organization, I have observed how an organization works, when people belonging to different ethnic, religious backgrounds interact with each other, specifically in Pakistan where we have colossal rift between people on … Continue reading

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[Pictorial] Tools from the past!

Karim Shah Nizari presents some interesting photographs of tools from the past used, even today, in many parts of Gilgit – Baltistan Can you click on the photographs and write the name of these tools in your own language?

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[Cartoon] Gender,honour and horror

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[Pictorial] Portraits from the Kalash Valley, Chitral

Photographs shared with PT by Karim Shah Nizari Read more about the people of Kalash: Read the following report about threats being faced by people of Kalash Valley.   Nestled among the valleys of Pakistan’s mountainous northwest, a tiny religious … Continue reading

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International committee proposed for standardization of Wakhi alphabets

PT Report Islamabad – An inclusive international committee comprising of Wakhi speaking people, from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China and Russia has been proposed for standardization and formalization of Wakhi alphabets. The proposal came at a meeting held Friday in Islamabad, … Continue reading

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Moscow University scholars visit Gulmit,Gojal

Related articles Moscow University delegation reaches Gilgit to visit Ishkoman and Gojal (

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Shia Uelma Council brings leaders of GB together in Quran Seminar

PT Report Gilgit, August 25: Shia Ulema Council, a forum of the Shiite Scholars, organized a seminar today at Serena Hotel, Gilgit. The conference was attended by a large number of dignitaries including GB Governor Syed Pir Karam Ali Shah, … Continue reading

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