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How did Saad Munawar achieve a world record?

He trekked the Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges

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September 13, 2019


International skiers take to the slopes in Pakistan

Dozens of athletes took part at a rare international competition in Pakistan

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February 12, 2019


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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January 19, 2019


Scenic resort of Nagar Valley in Gilgit

Attractive glaciers, and sky-scraping snow-capped peaks of Karakoram mountain range, make up an eye-catching and captivating resort that is Nagar Valley. Sightseeing is incomplete without the viewing the spectacle of Rakaposhi, is the most beautiful mountain in the Karakoram range in Pakistan in Gilgit District of the Gilgit–Baltistan province of Pakistan.

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May 6, 2014


Karakoram Express engine catches fire near Hyderabad

Staff ReportHYDERABAD: The engine of Karakoram Express suddenly caught fire on Detha Station near Hyderabad today, SAMAA reported on Thursday.According to details, Karachi bound Karakoram Express arrived from Punjab at Detha Station near Hyderabad this morning when suddenly its engine caught fire.The train passengers suffered greatly for delay caused by engine fire but no one…

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December 15, 2011


NHA, CRBC sign $275mn pact to rebuild Karakoram Highway

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) and China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on Saturday reached an agreement worth $275 million to reconstruct a damaged portion of the flood-hit Karakoram Highway. The agreement was signed by NHA Chairman Altaf Ahmed Chaudhry and a CRBC representative in Islamabad. Under the agreement, the current altitude of…

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December 18, 2010


Karakoram Express – SAMAA VIDEO

Pakistan Railways plans to lease out profitable Karakoram Express, Mohammad Ali from Lahore reports. (September 17, 2010)

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September 17, 2010


Govt. plans to lease profitable Karakoram Express

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The government has finalized a plan to lease out the highly profitable Karakoram Express, SAMAA reported on Wednesday. According to reports, the Karakoram Express is making an annual profit of Rs. 1 billion. Sources told SAMAA that Pakistan Railways is keen on leasing the Karakoram Express for Rs. 750 million under the…

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September 15, 2010


Fuel scarcity in GB over Karakoram Highway closure

Staff Report GILGIT: The flood-ravaged Gilgit-Baltistan region continues to remain cut off from the rest of the country over the government’s failure to repair collapsed bridges and roads that have caused a shortage of fuel across the city, said sources on Tuesday. Owing to the blockage of the Karakoram Highway for the last 27 days,…

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August 24, 2010


Medicines’ scarcity in GB over Karakoram Highway closure

Staff Report GILGIT BALTISTAN: As the Karakoram Highway has been closed for three weeks due to floods and landslides, the markets of Gilgit Baltistan are facing medicines’ shortage, said sources Tuesday. According to sources, almost 182 bridges have breached including four of Karakoram Highway due to heavy rains and landslides. Government officials said that 947…

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August 17, 2010


ZONG launches network coverage along Karakoram Highway

ISLAMABAD: ZONG has launched the provision of its network coverage alongside Karakoram Highway (KKH) and in leading cities of Northern Areas situated alongside KKH. In February this year, ZONG, the first international venture of China Mobile, had welcomed the expansion and widening project of KKH by announcing that its service will soon be available all…

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November 25, 2008