Govt uplifting GB’s infrastructure to attract more tourists: President 

HUNZA: President Mamnoon Hussain Friday said that Gilgit-Baltistan had a huge potential in tourism sector and the government was making all possible efforts for infrastructural development of this region to attract more tourists. The President was talking to Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan who called on him...

Moderate earthquake jolts Gilgit, adjoining areas

GILGIT: An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted Gilgit and its adjoining areas in the wee hours of Thursday. People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported...

Army backs initiatives for GB rights as part of federation: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday visited Siachen and laid wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada of Gyari. According to ISPR, the army chief said, “we owe our independence to the sacrifices of our Shuhada.” He added that nothing was nobler than laying...

NAB official’s house attacked in Gilgit-Baltistan

NAB
GILGIT: Unknown assailants on Wednesday morning shot at a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official's house in the Jodial area of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), police sources said. According to Station House Officer Syed Murtaza Shah, the assailants fired shots inside the house of Deputy Director Coordination NAB...

Avalanche destroys house in Shigar area of Skardu

SKARDU: At least 40 cattle were killed while a house completely destroyed in avalanche in Shigar area today (Wednesday). According to details, the intermittent snowfall in Skardu has resulted in avalanche in Arandu village that demolished several trees and infrastructure in the area. However, the locals...

Village under threat from glacier in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: A huge glacier is reportedly gliding towards a village in Gilgit-Baltistan's Arando area while heavy snowfall has blocked all the roads to the affected region. Harsh weather conditions in Northern areas are wrecking havoc where scores have died due to avalanche and other related...

Snowfall, rain paralyze life in upper parts of country

SKARDU: Life in upper parts of the country has been paralyzed due to continuous snowfall. More than 80 link roads are blocked in Skardu due to snow, and land sliding has choked Gilgit-Skardu road as well. People have been limited to their homes as snow is...

GB police arrest 12 on charges of anti-state activities

Two terrorists arrested in DI Khan
GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan police on Wednesday announced the arrest of 12 members of the nationalist Balawaristan National Front (BNF) on charges of anti-state activities. GB's Inspector General Police Zafar Iqbal Aiwan during a press briefing claimed the 12 arrested were trying to "promote an anti-national ideology"...

Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall expected over hills

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over hills occurred at scattered places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gujranwala division, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during last twelve hours. Rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over hills is expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, upper Punjab, including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore and...

Nisar for training of Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts on modern lines

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Scouts should be trained on modern lines enabling them to meet the new challenges in view of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). During a meeting with Director General Scouts Gilgit-Baltistan Brig....

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