Gilgit Baltistan

Delay in Gilgit-Baltistan's Budget session will never effect development projects: spokesman

Delay in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Budget session will never effect development projects: spokesman A spokesman of the Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan has refuted the media reports that several development schemes and projects are in doldrums due to delay in GB Council’s budget session. In a statement, he said that any delay in GB Council’s budget session will never affect development projects and council’s daily needs as its chairman has granted






HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in Gilgit-Baltistan

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the commission said: “HRCP welcomes as a positive development a recent notification by the Gilgit-Baltistan Home Department deleting the names of 47 individuals being monitored






Restricting foreign tourists in Gilgit-Baltistan

Restricting foreign tourists in Gilgit-Baltistan Are all foreign tourists spies in disguise? Last week, the federal government reportedly asked the Gilgit-Baltistan government to prevent foreigners from visiting GB if they didn’t have a NOC (security clearance) on them. Later in the week, the interior ministry, which issues the said NOC in Islamabad, reportedly defended the directive, noting that the requirement of the NOC had been in place since 1994. The






Swedish Ambassador for promotion of tourism,education in Gilgit-Baltistan

Swedish Ambassador for promotion of tourism,education in Gilgit-Baltistan. GILGIT: Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Johansson has said the other day that her country will provide all necessary support to promote tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), besides providing scholarships to deserving students to obtain quality education in Sweden. She further disclosed that a comprehensive tour to Sweden would be arranged for the staff of Karakorum International University for their capacity building purposes. During a






Two died, two injured as car plunges into ravine at Khunjerav

Two died, two injured as car plunges into ravine at Khunjerav HUNZA: At least two people were killed and two others were severely injured when a car plunged into a ravine near Khunjerab Pass on Thursday. The car belonged to four friends who were on their way back from Hunza to Gujranwala. It fell into a deep ravine near the Khunjerab Pass, killing Ateeq (a former councilor) and his friend Muhammad






Interior ministry of Pakistan has imposed ban on foreign tourists to visit Gilgit Baltistan.

Islamabad: Interior ministry of Pakistan has imposed ban on foreign tourists to visit Gilgit Baltistan. Spokesperson of the interior ministry has said that every foreign tourists have to obtain NOC six months prior to visit Gilgit Baltistan. Due to security reasons, interior ministry has imposed ban on all foreign tourists visiting Gilgit Baltistan without NOC. According the spokesperson of interior ministry all tourists visiting Gilgit Baltistan must have to obtain






Improvement In Law & Order Helps Promote Tourism In GB: CM

GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman said Thursday that improvement in law order situation due to effective policies and continued efforts of the government and law enforcement agencies has resulted promotion of tourism sector in the province that would directly benefit common-man. Presiding over a high-level meeting about the law and order situation in GB here today, the Chief Minister said peace has been established in the province






Gilgit Baltistan legislative Assemble passes Gilgit-Baltistan probation of interest on private loans 2017 Bill.

Gilgit Baltistan legislative Assemble passes Gilgit-Baltistan probation of interest on private loans 2017 Bill. The bill was presented in the house by law minister Dr. Muhammad Iqbal for approval. Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) unanimously passed the Gilgit-Baltistan probation of interest on private loans 2017 bill during its proceeding in Gilgit today. The bill was presented in the house by the law minister Dr. Muhammad Iqbal for approval. Taking part in






Sino Pak border, closed due to heavy snowfall, reopened

The Pakistan-China border has been reopened for business and trade which was closed due to heavy snowfall. The FWO has removed all the snow from the road and opened it for all types of traffic. The volume of trade with China will increase with the progression of activities followed by trade through China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. To gain more benefits, the federal government has directed the provinces to establish






Elders of Hunza Gojal performing a traditional dance on second day of Khunjerav Pamir Cultural Festival at Sost Gojal. Photo:Muhammad Moiz

The month of May marks the official beginning of the summer season in Pakistan. It is under the glaring sun that the summer crops including maize, millet, and cotton are grown. It is also the time when people from various parts of Pakistan make travel plans to avail their summer vacations in the best possible manner. If you are planning to travel to Pakistan in the month of May, then