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26 August 2016

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  • Once there was a cuckoo living in its nest with its siblings; made on a tree in the middle of a steep rock in the mountain of Agai Kut  in Minapin valley. It had six siblings. Underneath there was living a fox that made its den in a cave. One day the fox was very hungry. It looked around...

  • Tahir Ali Tahir, a young nationalist leader of Gilgit-Baltistan is languishing at Damas jail in Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan along with Comrade Baba Jan and another nationalist leader Comrade Iftikhar. The charges framed against him are subversive activities against the state and...

  • For those inquisitive to know about Gilgit, British records of 19th century are the most valid sources. It is in this era when there was a serious attempt by the subcontinent’s colonizers to understand this landscape, hitherto unknown to them. This phase is also known as the ‘Great...

  • The way members of the Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet expressed their helplessness before the bureaucracy during the session of the Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly fully exposed ad laid bare the claims being repeatedly made by the government about the transfer of powers from Islamabad to the...

  • April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day every year in more than 193 countries. On this day events are arranged worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970.

    Without going into the details of...

  • Recently I had a chance to visit the DHQ hospital in Baltistan.  While I was sitting in the waiting room, a couple made their way through the crowd and sat next to me. I couldn’t help my curiosity. The man was sunburnt, lanky and wore sheer innocence on his face. The lady fidgeted...

  • Global warming is the most discussed topic of current times. Its detrimental effects can be witnessed in the form of sea level rise, periodic events of huge floods, annihilating droughts, irregular weather patterns and ravaging cyclones throughout the globe. The rise in average global...

  • Of intolerance and fanaticism

    I met one of my distant relatives after a long time .She told me that the elders of her village have decided to build yet another mosque .While I don’t have anything against elders or mosques, I personally think it would have been a...

  • Pakistani rulers have always adopted a policy of rule, pass time and go back about Gilgit-Baltistan. Irrespective of the form of government, democracy, dictatorship, military or civilian, there has been no change in the policy of Pakistan about the disputed territory of Gilgit-Baltistan....

  • The constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan has become a hot topic in the media at the start of 2016. National media has been discussing the topic in their talk shows for the last few weeks. Some media outlets even invited panel members from India too.

    All of sudden, why...