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Hunza becomes Pakistan’s first plastic-free district: climate change adviser

Success of project to be replicated in other provinces

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Plastic bag use is now a punishable offence in Hunza

Vocational training institutes will make cloth and paper bags instead

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Weather report: Rain and hail expected across the country, snow in the hilly areas

It is feared that the weather conditions may trigger landslides in Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir

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Government and the public join hands to protect snow leopards in Gilgit-Baltistan

Work for the protection and breeding of snow leopards has started

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Gilgit-Baltistan DIG sent packing for harassing ex-wife on social media

The cop was dismissed under the Workplace Harassment Act, 2010

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Supreme Court extends its powers to Gilgit-Baltistan

It has also ordered that residents of the area be granted fundamental rights

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls, especially since they’re all frozen anyway

The temperature has dropped to -5 degrees in Gilgit-Baltistan

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Report reveals corruption worth billions in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan 3G, 4G licences

An audit report shows that a total loss of Rs74b has been incurred due to the PTA’s negligence

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We will make your democratic rights a reality, Bilawal tells people of Gilgit-Baltistan

He said in Naya Pakistan, roti is being sold for Rs10 and naan for Rs15

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Six tourists rescued from the Deosai plains

The tourists went missing on October 16

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Eight of the 15 missing miners rescued from the mountains in Hazara

The workers went missing on October 16 after heavy snowfall hit the region

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Raja Jalal Maqpoon is the new GB governor

He took oath on Sunday, replacing Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan

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Injured musk deer released in Karakoram national park

Fawn of a rare musk deer was released in Karakoram national park in Skardu, SAMAA TV reported on Sunday. The three-month-old fawn was recently injured when attacked by a brown bear and wild dogs in Qamari area of Gilgit Baltistan, according to wildlife officials. It was rescued by locals and later handed over to the…

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Sessions judge unharmed after car comes under attack by militants in Tangir

A sessions judge’s car came under fire in Diamer’s Tangir on Sunday. The passengers in the vehicle remained safe. After 12 schools were destroyed in Diamer, the police launched an operation on Sunday in which one militant was killed. The 12 girls’ schools were set on fire in various areas in Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday night…

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People homeless in Ghizer as flooding continues after lake formation

Many people in Ghizer’s Ishkoman tehsil became homeless after a glacial lake outburst flood in Gilgit-Baltistan washed away their houses

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Glacial lake forms in Gilgit-Baltistan, evoking memories of Attabad

The bodies of the woman and her daughter who were swept along with the floods have yet to be found

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Gilgit residents up in arms about “anti-people” GB Order 2018

Protests broke out in 10 districts of Gilgit-Baltistan Sunday as people are up in arms about what they say is an “anti-people” executive order. Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan boycotted all economic activity and staged protests. On Saturday, a number of people were injured as police tried to stop the protesters from approaching the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly…

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Anti-polio drive begins in KP, Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir

A five-day anti-polio campaign in Punjab and three-day anti-polio drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir begins Monday. In Punjab, nearly forty four thousand teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio vaccine to about 18.5 million children below the age of five all over the province. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than six point…

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900-yr-old tradition to herald Spring in Gilgit

Report by Manzar Shigri Gilgit Baltistan welcomes Spring with a centuries-old festival. Tukhm Rezi is a 900-year-old agricultural festival, celebrated annually in Yasin Valley located in district Ghizer. Tukhm Rezi is a Persian term that means ‘sowing of seeds’. The festival marks the beginning of the season of farming.

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Flood-like situation in KP, FATA, Kashmir

PESHAWAR: Rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir caused flood like situation in the mountainous regions on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Met Office predicts more downpour. Westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Thursday, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Weather Forecast for night: Rain-thundershower…

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PCB recruitment criteria questionable : official

ISLAMABAD: Employment criterion of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has raised grave concern for citizens as it was giving undue favour to a specific region, an official said on Tuesday. An official on request of anonymity disclosed that the board’s anomaly has been discussed and question was raised among members for giving extra favour to Punjab…

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