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Supreme Court takes notice of CAA head using a PIA plane for a private tour

Chief Justice Saqib Nasir took notice of media reports of the Civil Aviation Authority director general using a PIA plane for a private tour of Nanga Parbat and has fixed the matter for hearing. The chief justice will hear the case on July 22 at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry. Earlier, the Supreme Court had…

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Gilgit-Baltistan residents march against imposition of taxes

GILGIT: A large number of Gilgit-Baltistan residents took to the streets and marched against the federal government as their protest entered it seventh day on Wednesday. Government of Pakistan Imposed illegal taxation on GilgitBaltistan. Alas! Neither government gives any attention nor Media consider us humans,people do protest in freezing temperatures. We are same patriots as…

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Tourists throng Murree to enjoy snowfall

Tourists throng the popular destination, Murree, to witness season’s mesmerizing snowfall at the hill station. Rain and snowfall continued for the third day at scattered places in Punjab, Kashmir, KP, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan, further plunging the mercury. Since Monday, the popular hill station Murree has also been receiving heavy snowfall. The snowfall has left tourists…

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Snowfall continues in Murree – Watch

Rain and snowfall continued at scattered places in Punjab, Kashmir, KP, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan. Since Monday, the popular hill station Murree has also been receiving heavy snowfall that dropped the mercury below zero. The snowfall has left tourists stranded in Murree and adjoining areas. Reports said tourists in Nathiagali, Pir Chinasi, Rawalakot, Shangla, Skardu and…

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Dear Gilgit-Baltistan. With love, from Karachi.

Lower Kachura Lake within a tourist resort named Shangrila Resort outside the town of Skardu. PHOTOS: SAUMAN SAEED By Minerwa Tahir It takes certain experiences to mold your perceptions. A visit to Gilgit-Baltistan was one such overwhelming experience in my case. Generally speaking, I have never been a travel person. My father would often drive…

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Ashraf Noor, slain Additional IGP, buried with full police honor

PESHAWAR/SKARDU: the funeral prayers of slain Additional IGP Headquarters, Ashraf Noor was offered at Peshawar and Skardu with full police honor and was later buried in his ancestral village, Skardu. In Peshawar funeral prayers of Ashraf Noor was offered in Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines wherein attended by Governor KP, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Corps Commander…

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Skardu: all the colours of nature on one plate

Skardu offers a heaven of its own kind on earth – from waterfalls to beautiful lakes, numerous wonders of nature can be found here. Watch this video to catch a glimpse of the colours of nature:

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PAF ready to tackle Indian misadventure: Air Chief

RAWALPINDI: Air Chief Sohail Aman has emphatically stated that Pakistan will give a befitting response to any misadventure from the enemy. Talking to the media persons at Qadri airbase in Skardu following witnessing the exercises of fighter planes, he said the nation should have zero concerns over the statements of the enemy. He said PAF…

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Video: Skardu snowfall

Pakistan’s Upper Areas received downpours and snowfall during the ongoing cold spell. Watch some motion images of Skardu snowfall.

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Mercury drops to minus 8 degree in Skardu

ISLAMABAD: The fresh snowfall in northern areas dropped mercury on the scale to minus 8 degree centigrade, as several cold gripped most parts of the country. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more snowfall and rain. It said dense foggy conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and upper…

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Hassan Sadpara’s family appeals for air ambulance

ISLAMABAD: Family of famed Pakistani mountaineer Hassan Sadpara, who passed away this morning, has appealed to authorities to arrange an air ambulance to shift his body to Skardu from Rawalpindi.   Hassan Sadpara, who surmounted several peaks including Mount Everest, died of blood cancer at the age of 53. When diagnosed, the disease was found…

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Suicide blast at Kabul mosque kills 27, wounds 35: police

KABUL: A massive suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed at least 27 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered for a religious ceremony, officials said. “It was a suicide bomber who blew himself up among worshippers inside the mosque, killing 27 and wounding 35,” senior police official Fridon Obaidi said. Police…

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Famed mountaineer, Hassan Sadpara passes away

ISLAMABAD: Famed for surmounting several peaks including Mount Everest, renowned mountaineer, Hassan Sadpara, passed away this morning after a span of fighting against a killer disease at the age of 53. He was ailing with blood cancer for three months. When diagnosed, the disease was found out to be at its last stage. Sadpara died…

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PIA cancels all flights to northern areas

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday cancelled all flights to Northern areas scheduled for September 27 due to air space restriction. Due 2 northern areas air space restriction, PIA’s all 27 Sep flights for Gilgit & Skardu have been cancelled. PIA Call Center informing pax. — Danyal Gilani (@Danyal_Gilani) September 26, 2016 “PIA’s all…

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PIA reschedules its flights to northern areas

ISLAMABAD: Due to northern areas air space restriction, PIA has rescheduled its flights to Gilgit and Skardu for tomorrow. Islamabad-Gilgit flight PK-607 and Gilgit-Islamabad flight PK-608 will be operated at 5:15 am and 7 am respectively. These flights will operate 45 minutes ahead of their scheduled time. Due 2 northern areas air space restriction, PIA’s…

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PIA reschedules Sunday’s flights

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has rescheduled the timings of its flights from Islamabad to Gilgit, Skardu and Kabul on Sunday. The flights have been rescheduled in the light of the directives received from the Civil Aviation Authority regarding closure of northern areas airspace tomorrow (Sunday), said a statement issued here on Saturday. It said…

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PIA flights to northern areas suspended

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cancelled Wednesday’s flights to northern areas of the country due to airspace restrictions, Samaa reported Wednesday. “Due 2 northern areas airspace restrictions PIA’s 21st Sep’s flights to Gilgit, Skardu & Chitral have been cancelled. Inconvenience regretted,” PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said on Twitter. Due 2 northern areas airspace restrictions PIA’s…

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Walk for the weekend: Manthokha Waterfall

By: Ali Arif Turabi Manthokha waterfall is one of the most popular tourist spots in Pakistan. It is situated in the Kharmang district, which is 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Skardu city. The waterfall is a mystic place featuring flourishing green areas, fresh streams and some very rousing restaurants and much more. The main highlight of…

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Country in grip of cold waves

Severe cold waves have gripped the entire country with the minimum temperature of minus twelve degree centigrade recorded in Skardu. Watch this report.

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Snowfall dips mercury below -09°C

SKARDU: A recent wave of winter snowfall in northwestern areas dropped mercury up to 9 degree centigrade in Skardu. According to details, the snow falling in Skardu was recorded up to four feet on Thursday, crippling routine life in mountainous areas and compelling locals to stay inside their homes. The locals were also facing acute…

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Attractions of Murree, Skardu and Muzaffarabad

    A large number of people visit Murree, Skardu, Muzzaffarabad and other tourist sites in winter. Watch complete report to find what these places have to offer.

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