Category Archives: Development

Shagarthang Hydropower Project approved

Monitoring Desk Islamabad – Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) Friday approved the 26 MW Shagarthang Hydropower Project for Skardu, Baltistan. The project would cost up to 4843.726 million rupees. 80% of the cost is being provided by Asian Development … Continue reading

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[Opinion] Revisiting Attabad

By Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib, Humaira Khan, MuzaffarUddin & Babar Khan Notwithstanding trans-border priorities to drain the lake, the local administration lags behind in providing a clear option in terms of work programme and plans for rebuilding the road. Geologists have reservations about … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Pamir Times

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Pamir Times – 4 years of echoing the voices of the Mountains Communities

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Records of GB Police stations being computerized and linked to headquarters

PT Report Gilgit, October 19: Work has commenced on computerization of records available at the major police stations of Gilgit – Baltistan. The digitization of records will be followed by establishment of networks, to directly connect the police stations to … Continue reading

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Foundation stone laid for Diamer-Bhasha dam

By Farooq Ahmed Khan  CHILAS: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said here on Tuesday that the $12 billion Diamer-Bhasha dam on the Indus would produce 4,500MW of electricity and store over 8 million acre feet of water and help … 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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Easy access road being constructed at spillway of dammed Hunza River: FWO Official

Farman Gojali Gilgit, October 10: Frontier Works Organization plans to provide easy vehicle access up to the boat yard at spillway of dammed Hunza River. The road will be paved during the next 3 months and ‘metalled’ by May 2012. … Continue reading

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[Opinion] Women: always ready to die?

Safdar Ali Safdar Gender based violence is deeply rooted in regions like South Asia even today. Stereotypes and discrimination against women gets even more dangerous and terrifying in tribal or semi-tribal societies, like that of Gilgit – Baltistan. Today, the … Continue reading

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Astore gets1.5 MW power project

ASTORE: A power project of 1.5 Mega Watt has been approved for upper region of Pareshing Mushke village, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to meet the increasing energy requirements of thearea. Executive Engineer Water & Power Fayyaz Alam while talking to APP … Continue reading

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