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29 April 2016

Articles

  • 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...

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    It was a dark gray evening, when I heard firing from a nearby place. I enquired my mother over the unusual happening; however, she consoled me as mothers usually do. In jiffy, I got the news of murder of a woman, a mother when she was busy with her kids and was killed by none other than...

  • I came across this article ”the unholy trinity” by Zaighum  Abbas. The writer aptly describes the psychic  behavior of our society which has become more of a social norm. Anyone opting out of the so-called standard professions is considered unsuccessful.  For this sole...

  • In retrospection, I have a vague but hazardous memory of my childhood. I was coming back from school in a frosty winter morning when I heard uninterrupted firing for several hours. The dismal state of affairs was indicating something serious but I was unaware of what was going on until our car...