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    by Neha Jain  Winters are getting warmer in the northwest Himalayas, which is increasing the risk of avalanches, two new studies have found. Winter temperatures in the northwestern Himalayas have risen by 0.65 degrees Celsius on average over a period of 25 years, a team of Indian researchers found, which is higher than the global average ...
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    By Aziz Ali Dad Like other parts of High Asia, the region of Gilgit-Baltistan has also served as a pivotal link between Central and South Asia for centuries. Refuting the common perception, about the region being historically isolated owing to its geographical inaccessibility, modern scholarship has proved that the region remained a major conduit for ...
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    ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister (CM) Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman has said the GB government with the financial support of federal government was working on making improvements in different sectors including power and road infrastructure. Besides construction of roads, the GB government was spending a huge amount on health, education, tourism and power sectors. “More than a ...
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      BY GOHAR ABBAS (AFP)    “Taliban — what’s that?” asks Sultan Begium shyly from her freezing home in Afghanistan’s mountainous Wakhan Corridor, a region so remote that its residents are untouched by the decades of conflict that have devastated their country. The frail-looking grandmother whose harsh life has etched deep lines in her face, ...
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    By : Farhatullah Baig Sost (SOST TODAY) : Pak China Border to remain close for eight days on the account of National Day of People’s Republic of China. Through a circular, the Chinese government has notified the border forces, travelers, traders and all the associated sections that the Pak China border via Khunjerav will remain ...
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    By Amir Hussain CPEC has generated much euphoria of prosperity in Pakistan. Legions of CPEC experts have dominated talk shows. Many of them know that it is the best sellable proposition as well as the opportunity to gain fame and fortune without much pain. Some of these self-proclaimed experts are now running policy and development ...
  • Chinese artists performing during Khunjerav Pamir Festival at Sost Gojal. Photo: Mhuammad Moiz
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     SPECIAL EVENT REPORT |SOST TODAY  Published in SOST TODAY on August 28, 2015 SOST GOJAL, HUNZA: In continuation of tourism enhancement in Gilgit Baltistan a two days Khunjerav Pamir Cultural Festival was marked at altitude of 15,397 feet above sea level at Khunjerav/Khunjerab Top (A border pass between China and Pakistan) on August 26 and ...
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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is losing its margin of preference in the wake of free trade deals signed by China with different countries, especially the member states of Asean grouping, after a similar agreement with Pakistan, according to local media sources. The concern was raised on Monday at the start of the fifth round of negotiations for ...
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       By: Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik In fact, it was Pakistan that gave the idea of CPEC way back in the 1960s. The idea of the CPEC is as old as the idea of Gwadar Port itself. It was actually conceived in 1964 but due to a number of constraints, the idea was not implemented. ...
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    Gilgit-Baltistan, which borders China, Afghanistan, and Kashmir, has not been granted full constitutional status by Islamabad – meaning that it is not an official province, and that its residents cannot vote in national elections. By Umar Farooq | Al Jazeera Gilgit, Pakistan –  The Pakistani government appears to be cracking down on dissent in Gilgit-Baltistan, ...