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[Pictorial] Gojal – The forgotten and sunk paradise

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Five villages of Gojal valley were directly affected as a result of the damming of Hunza River on January 4, 2010. The river blockade has also severed Pakistan’s road connection with China. Boats are the only means of transportation available … Continue reading

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[Breaking News] Police opens fire on protesters in Aliabad, one killed, 4 people injured

Attabad Landslide affectees were protesting on arrival of Chief Minister Police fire tear gas to disperse the enraged public, people attack and occupy Aliabad police station PT Report (updated) Aliabad, August 11: Police in Ailabad, Hunza, have opened fire on peaceful … Continue reading

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[Pictory] Shishkat Village, Gojal

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Shishkat is one of the worst affected villages of Gojal Valley, half of it submerged in the Gojal Lake. Like other affected parts of the region , people in Shishkat have been forced to leave their houses and live in … Continue reading

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[Analysis] PPP’s Lathi, Parcha and Goli Sarkar in Gilgit – Baltistan

Special Correspondent The Pakistan Peoples Party has unleashed a reign of terror and coercion in Gilgit – Baltistan, where protesters are routinely being tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and indicted in   politically motivated cases. Some of the “known crimes” of the protesters, … Continue reading

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Hunzo-e-Qaumi Maraka demands handing over of spillway expansion work to China

Karimabad, May 26 (PR): Hunzo-e-Qaumi Maraka met here under the leadership of Wazir Mujahidullah Baig. Detailed discussions were held regarding the political, economic and social issues of Hunza Valley, in the context of the on-going lake disaster in upper parts … Continue reading

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IDPs’ strike in Gojal/Hunza enters fifth day

PT Report Aliabad, May 18: Assistant Commissioner of Hunza, Momin Jan, has said that verification of 445 lake affected households of Gojal Valley has been completed while a committee has been formed to expeditiously process the remaining. He said this … Continue reading

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[Pictorial] Day 2 of strike in Gojal Valley

PT Report Images: Zafar Iqbal Shishkat, May 16: Hundreds of protesters belonging to Ayeenabad, Shishkat, Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini resumed their strike today. The protesters are demanding release of funds (600,000 rupees each for 457 households) on urgent basis. Other … Continue reading

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Joint protest by lake affectees in Gojal, commercial boat service brought to complete halt

PT Report Hunza, May 15:  Around 300 affectees of the  lake protested in the Hunza Valley today, demanding discharge of water from the dammed Hunza River and earlier distribution of compensation money among the 457 listed households. The protesters from … Continue reading

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[Satire] “Vision Gojal”

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FWO has achieved 10 feet height reduction of spillway against 100 feet target – MLA Mutabiat Shah

Monitoring Desk Gulmit, May 10: Technocrat member of the Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly, Mutabiat Shah, has said that the FWO has failed to achieve the planned height reduction at spillway of the dammed Hunza River. “By mid of May 2011 … Continue reading

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