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In pictures: Autumn in Gilgit Baltistan

The area is called ‘heaven on Earth’ during this season

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November 9, 2019


I will be Kashmir’s ambassador, spokesperson and lawyer, vows PM

‘If it didn’t fight, GB could be like Kashmir today’

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November 1, 2019


Funerals held for 24 victims of Gilgit bus accident

Two funerals were held on Sunday

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September 23, 2019


This brother-sister duo just travelled across Pakistan on a motorcycle

They completed their trip in 18 days

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July 23, 2019


SHO first to be fined by traffic police in Gilgit

He was fined Rs200 for wrong parking

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April 6, 2019


Earthquake jolts Islamabad, Punjab and KP

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported yet

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February 5, 2019


Weather forecast: Cold and dry weather expected across Pakistan

Rain is expected in Lahore, colder weather in Karachi

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January 6, 2019


With its snow-capped peaks and lush plains, the Haramosh Valley is Gilgit’s best kept secret

Only a local driver can drive navigate the rugged landscape to reach its Kutwal Lake

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November 13, 2018


Labourers trapped after heavy snowfall in KP

15 to 20 labourers of the same family have been trapped

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October 17, 2018


One dead, 4 injured in a landslide in Hunza

A tourist van travelling to the Khunjerab Pass was hit by debris

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September 15, 2018


Three policemen killed in militant attack on a check post in Gilgit

Three police personnel were killed while two others were injured in an attack by militants on a police check post in Kargah Valley, Gilgit. According to initial information, one militant was also killed in retaliatory fire. The incident took place early on Saturday. Police said that the militant was involved in the recent attacks on…

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August 11, 2018


Students march against Diamer school attacks

The schoolchildren in Gilgit-Baltistan staged a protest march against recent attacks on girls’ schools in Diamer. The children marched from Konodas town to Gilgit press club, condemning the attacks on education institutions in the region. On August 2, twelve girls’ schools were vandalized and set on fire by unidentified persons in different areas of Diamer….

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August 7, 2018


Police arrest a suspect involved in attacks on Diamer schools

The police have arrested a key suspect allegedly involved in the attacks on schools in Diamer, the spokesman for Gilgit Baltistan government said on Saturday. The police raided a house in Tangir area and arrested a suspect after an exchange of fire with the militants. A police constable, identified as Arif Hussain, was killed and…

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August 4, 2018


12 girls schools have been destroyed in Diamer

As many as 12 girls schools were vandalised and set on fire by unidentified persons in different areas of Diamer on Thursday night. In Chillas, the Girls School Ronai and Girls School Takia were damaged in blasts, while two girls schools in the Hudur and Thor area of Chillas district were also set on fire….

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August 3, 2018


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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July 20, 2018


The damnation of Chitral’s demon river

It is so beautiful in Chitral—so why does it have a suicide epidemic?  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral and next-door Gilgit’s Ghizer districts hold a terrible secret. Approximately 150 people, mostly young women, have killed themselves in Chitral in the last 10 years, according to lawyer and rights activist Niaz A Niazi. Police data shows that 13 women…

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June 14, 2018


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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May 27, 2018


Gilgit landsliding: Death toll mounts to nine

GILGIT: District administration has recovered bodies of two more people who had gone missing due to Wednesday’s landsliding in Darel area of Gilgit-Baltistan. The death rose to nine, officials said. The bodies were recovered after rescue operation by district administration, Pakistan Army and Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA). The dead were identified as Naseer Ahmad of…

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March 31, 2018


Six die in Gilgit landslide

PHOTO: FILE Six people died in a landslide in Gilgit Tuesday They had gotten out of their car to remove some blockades in their way. They were killed in the land-sliding. On March 13, two truck drivers belonging to Jamrud tehsil were killed in landslide in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Buner district.

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March 28, 2018


Pakistan to become South Asia’s industrial hub after CPEC completion: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said Pakistan would become an industrial hub of South Asia after the completion of CPEC. Talking to State-TV, the minister said the mega project is a game changer for Pakistan as it would bring improvement in social infrastructure, energy, industrial cooperation, agriculture and many other sectors, besides…

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March 25, 2018