Sunday, 17th December 2017

Centenary Celebration-Suspension Bride-Gilgit River

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  Dr. Abdul Jalil

Built in 1905 during British Raj, spanning 560 feet, Suspension Bridge Gilgit River is always spick and span since its construction. Over seeing a clear azure Gilgit River which divides Gilgit city longitudinally in two equal halves, flows its downhill course from northern most glaciers towards south since time immemorial.

Splashing its splendours flowing gracefully in its onward odyssey it first meets river Hunza about six miles ahead and then travelling a distance of twenty five miles it mergers with river Indus which descends from Baltistan heights. Together they head south towards the plains of Punjab and Sindh as “Abaseen”- meaning father of all rivers.

Gilgit an isolated land locked area in the north of country lying in close proximity to china, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Indian held Kashmir.

This area came under the focus of then superpowers of the world i.e Czarist Russia and great Britain back in the year 1800.

Russian czars in their pursuit to reach hot waters of Indian Ocean, a long cherished desire of czars, started trampling central Asian Muslim states one after the another.

It was comparatively an easier task for the czarist army to transport her canons and other armaments through the flat lands of eastern Turkistan, then held by Russia, to the borders of Gilgit.

Whereas, the terrain on Gilgit side was interspersed with mighty mountains, no road communication existed across the border on Gilgit side save a dilapidated mule track.

Meandering Gilgit and Hunza rivers had cut off the already broken mule track at many points making the track extremely difficult to tread.

This inhospitable deserted terrain always posed a great challenge to the wayfarers many of whom succumbed to their lives in the long hazardous Journey beginning at Kashgar and ending at Gilgit.

Alarm bells rang in British India when czarist army started deploying her troops along Gilgit border subsequent to her conquest of Turkistan.

In the back drop of those awesome circumstances necessity arose to construct a bridge over Gilgit River to transport canons and other military hardware to the northern border for defense of Gilgit by Royal British Indian army.

This suspension bridge connects princely states of Hunza and Nagir bordering Turkistan.

Construction of this suspension bridge back in 1905 is a Saga of braveries, travails, endurance and superb craftsman ship of Kashmiri crafts men and British engineers. One is be-wildred to imagine how large coils of iron ropes, tons in weight, were transported across a distance of 600-700 kilometers on a rough and broken mule track across mountains from Srinagar to Gilgit.

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Many theories to unfold the mysterious transport of Iron-cables forwarded by the local wise-men are not convincing.

Kashmiri masons under the guidance of head mason Feroze-Din, who was specially brought from Srinagar to Gilgit have displayed his superb masonry skills in building stone arches and pillars of the bridge which have with stood innumerable shocks of earth quacks that occurred in the by gone century. These pillars and arches still stand strong after lapse of a century.

Iron cables passed over the stone arches bearing the weight of bridge frame work and loaded vehicles passing over it still exhibit an unmatched strength without appearance of a single crack on its walls.  Cement and iron bars to strengthen the pillars have not been used instead a mixture of lime water and sand and some unknown binding material have been used to raise the pillars and arches.

The real strength of the arches lie in skillful fixing of ‘Key-Stones’, a technique mastered by Kashmir masons and unrivalled by their contemporary mason brotherhood.

Visitors to this bridge are often perplexed to note that no repair work of any sort is done on this bridge since its construction which speaks volumes on skills, honesty and dedication of Kashmiri craftsmen and British engineers.

The legacy of this exquisitely built bridge shall probably pass over to next century with its present strength and construct.

Top echelons in public works department Gilgit are reminded to make strenuous efforts to enlist this colonial legacy in to the world heritage sites of UNESCO and take pecuniary steps for its conservation.

The author is former Secretary Health and Population Welfare in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Biodiversity Conservation in Gilgit-Baltistan

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By Manzoor Ahmed Qureshi 

Pakistan being signatory to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and many other multilateral agreement and accords has mandate to conserve its biological diversity and increase the forest cover. For this purpose it developed its provincial and national conservation strategies to meet the MGD targets.

Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) the land of sky touching mountains of the world and largest glaciers outside North Pole is not only famous for its lofty mountains and glaciers but also because of its unique biodiversity. Gilgit-Baltistan harbors world most significant biodiversity.  Its lush green pastures, alpine meadows, crystal clear streams, rivers and lakes are niches for critically endangered species of flora and fauna.  The rugged mountains of G-B provide best habitat for world most critically endangered and globally significant species of mammals like Snow leopard , Markhor, Ladakh Urial , Musk Deer, wooly flying squirrel, Tibetan wild Ass, Marco Polo sheep, Blue Sheep and Brown Bear. Likewise it harbors significant species of flora. Deosai the 2nd highest plateau in the world in G-B is of utmost important which has more than 350 species of plants of medicinal and aromatic value. District Astor of Gilgit-Baltistan is said to be the store house of medicinal plants of Pakistan.  Indus the giant river of Pakistan flows from heart of G-B fed by several streams and small rivers as tributaries of Indus.

Northern Areas Strategy for Sustainable Development (NASSD) is the key document of G-B developed by provincial government of Gilgit-Baltistan through technical assistance of IUCN with financial support of NORAD and SDC. Meanwhile IUCN started a huge project of UNDP and GEF funded project with title “Mountain Areas Conservancy Project” (MACP) in representative areas of Karakuram, Hindu Kush and Himalaya, the world great mountain ranges. The aim of the mega project was to conserve the biodiversity of the area through active participation of the local communities for sustainable use of the natural resources. The project worked for 7 years and set the mile stone for sustainable development. Legal Trophy hunting of mountain angulates is one of the best examples of the sustainable use, income generation source, decision making at local level and empowerment of local communities.

Community organizations (VCCs) were formulated with more than 70 percent representation of the local communities and where registered as conservation entities of the local communities of G-B living in different valleys and villages.  There is a notified forum in each district under the chair of deputy commissioner with the name district Conservation committee (DCC) where a representative from each VCC (village/ valley conservation committee) participates as member of the DCC nominated by respective community through resolutions. Aim of the notified forum is to bring all the relevant departmental head of the district on one table to resolve the conservation issues of the district. There are three conservancy management committees with their office bearers are legal entities to  extend technical and financial assistance to VCCs at grass root level that are fundamental units of conservation at village and valley level.

Mountain Areas conservancy fund has been establish at national level for sustainability of  these grass root level to national level entities of conservation.  All the VCCs, CMCs are supposed to be fed by MACF to ensure the continuation of the conservation efforts at grass root level and help them to bring to maturity and self-sustaining level.

It is the collective responsibility of the all the segment of society like community institutions. All government concerned departments (forests parks and wildlife) along with administration (Revenue department) to support the cause of conservation the ultimate goal at national regional and local level for the state.

 

The author is biodiversity specialist/ Regional Manager at G-BRSP


 

 

Economic dimensions of CPEC

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Dr Abdul Jalil

 

It is widely believed or made to believe that CPEC will be a harbinger of prosperity, a game changer that will dynamise the nation when accomplished.

Print and electronic media are trumpeting aggressively, flashing glimpses of images laden with riches linked with CPEC. It is said that day is not far off when good fortune will knock at every door. Poverty will be a thing of past and every Pakistani will enjoy a much cherished luxuriant life, an unrealistic hope that may or may not be achieved.

 Chinese being a shrewd nation, born traders, calculate their moves with great precision and accuracy. Great Chinese leader Mao-Se-Tung during his cultural revolution in china eliminated lazy and sleepy opium eating lot from the Chinese society and turned them into a robust and vibrant nation. His vision to penetrate world markets through trade has almost materialized. During the last ten years quality of Chinese manufactured goods have increased tremendously and there is a glut of high and low quality Chinese consumer items in the world markets.

The waned influence of west in trade on account of low demand of their industrial and consumer items around the globe have inflicted a heavy blow on their ever thriving economies. Chinese consumer goods quality certified by international standard organization (ISO) have made inroads into the markets of Asia, Africa and America attracting buyers on account of their good quality and low price.

West is afraid of losing her hold on market economy both at home and in the world, they are brooding to avert onslaught of Chinese finished goods in their home markets. Un like USA, china slowly but steadily crept into world business centre’s replacing demand for western goods and gaining its foot hold firmly in the world economy, the same could not be achieve by USA as it had to fight un savoury wars around the globe bringing huge losses to the state exchequer.

Weakened and unable to combat Chinese economic onslaught USA is probably contemplating a naval blockade of 1.9 trillion Chinese sea-borne trade passing through South China Sea. By preempting American designs china has established a strong naval base on islands in South China Sea overseeing movements of naval ships belonging to America and her allies spread from Philippines, Australia, and Indonesia to Japan.

In the rapidly changing geopolitical world scenario, china is probably shifting her emphasis on trade through land routes, unimpeded by inimical forces, passing through friendly countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan accessing markets in Middle East, Africa and Europe.

CPEC is being constructed in the back drop of booming industrial growth in china and to provide an out let for the huge industrial produce through a land route. Approximately 20-30 percent of total Chinese exports are expected to pass through CPEC when completed in 2030.

In a recently held conference on CPEC at ‘Serena Hotel’ Gilgit sponsored by GB government under her aegis, top government functionaries like Minister for planning and development Mr. Ihsan Iqbal, Senators Mushahid Hussain syed and Abdul Ghafoor Hydri, MNAs Mr. Assad Umar and Omar Ayub Khan, Mr. Saqib shirani, a planning and development expert, VC Karakorum University and a sizable number of elites and intellectuals representing all walks of life from GB attended this state sponsored conference.

Disgruntled speakers from public audience expressed their apprehensions about lack of measures required to protect Pakistani industry from the menace of Chinese industries. If unguarded, trade through this corridor might render thousands working in Pakistani industry jobless. They emphasized the need for establishing high tech industries in Pakistan to combat menacing advances of foreign industrial concerns. Speakers wondered how Pakistani economy could be strengthened by only collecting toll-tax from the Chinese vehicles passing through CPEC. 

Existing one lane KKH cannot accommodate long Chinese vehicles bringing in merchandise from china. Local passenger and goods carrying vehicle shall find it extremely difficult to overtake long Chinese vehicles causing tremendous increase in travel times, 50-60 hours between Gilgit and Rawalpindi instead of present 18-20 hours.

China Pakistan barter-trade through KKH appears to be a one sided affair with a gloomy outlook for Pakistan. Trade-balance is 100 percent in favour of china.  Items ranging from fresh and dry fruits, garments, carpets textile-fabrics, hosiery, shoes, electrical goods, industrial-spare parts, electricity generators and other innumerable items are imported by greedy traders evading duties on imported goods in complicity with custom officials incurring huge losses in revenue to the state exchequer Chinese border guards are very hard on small traders particularly from GB. No Pakistani finished goods or raw material carried by traders from GB are allowed to enter china by these hard liner Chinese border guards.

 Unaccounted billions of dollars are transferred to china annually by greedy selfish Pakistani traders who return from china with junk goods flooding markets from Gilgit to Karachi. Their ugly and unpatriotic trade maneuvers have led to closure of many small and medium sized industries in Pakistan.

Media hype pertaining to CPEC and its associated wind fall boons are trumpeted day and night. People in Pakistan are justified to ask the government whether CPEC is a Pakistan requirement or an out let through a land corridor for a mammoth Chinese industrial products.

Remittances by expatriate Pakistanees are a free stream of foreign-exchange requiring little efforts to make by policy makers. Trade is altogether a different and difficult game requiring skills, comprehensive knowledge of trends in foreign markets and ability to open windows for exports in traditional and nontraditional markets. Pakistan has always been at loss with her trading partners as imports far exceeded than exports officials in commence ministry need to focus hard for protection of domestic industry and exporting value added items with highest export potential to the countries linked with CPEC directly or indirectly.

CPEC will undoubtedly provide connectivity to sea ports for Pakistani finished goods manufactured in distant north and west of the country provided Pakistani trade interests are protected. Trade through sea to china and countries beyond shall partially or totally be diverted to land route and bulk of Pak-china $ 16.Billion trade could be conducted through CPEC

If a trade agreement between Pakistan, china and central Asian countries is reached then high quality finished goods from Pakistan, which are in great demand in these countries could make inroads in the markets of these countries balancing the trade deficit which is tilted in favour of china.

The author is former Secretary Health & Population Welfare in Gilgit-Baltistan


 

Speakers emphasize scaling up mountain-specific innovative and climate smart solutions

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ISLAMABAD: ‘Drastic climate impacts and other demographic changes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region call for building resilience of mountain communities and equipping them with smart technology and innovative solutions’.

This was stated by speakers during a two-day international conference titled ‘Mountain Specific Innovative solutions for potential scaling-up in Pakistan’ jointly organized by WWF-Pakistan, Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Pakistan Agriculture and Research Council (PARC) in Islamabad.

Speakers informed that over the past few decades, climate change has had drastic impacts on the HKH region, which is transforming as a result and risks related to natural hazards are becoming aggravated. The conference intended to highlight the growing impacts of climate change, threatening the safety, survival and resilience of mountain communities that call for an immediate and broader spectrum of climate change adaptation strategies and actions to be included in regional disaster risk reduction policies. 

Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Government of Pakistan appreciated the efforts of WWF-Pakistan, AKRSP, ICIMOD and PARC in highlighting the emerging climate induced issues across Pakistan and setting a stage to share lessons learnt and discuss innovative solutions. Addressing the conference, he said that 29 per cent of people are already living below the poverty line in the country and in such a scenario climate change impacts are further aggravating the situation. He emphasized adopting an integrated, robust and sustainable approach in order to overcome climate induced vulnerabilities.

Dr. Ghulam Rasool, Director General, Pakistan Meteorological Department said that Pakistan is the seventh most vulnerable nation to the impacts of climate change. He further shared that Pakistan’s rivers are predominantly fed by the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalyan glaciers which now are receding due to climate change. Sharing climate trends of the northern areas, he said that during the last 115 years a 1.2 centigrade temperature increase has been observed there. He also warned that a further temperature increase is expected in the northern areas, which would possibly reduce water availability and crop yiels. He suggested that community based early warning systems and modernization of traditional water supply channels can help build resilience of the local people.

Rab Nawaz, Senior Director Programmes, WWF-Pakistan shared that there is a strong link between the changing dynamics of the Upper Indus Basin and Lower Indus Basin. Mangroves and other biodiversity in the Indus Delta and coastal belt of Sindh and Baluchistan is largely dependent on water sources and availability in the upper region. He also said that there is an urgent need for joint efforts by relevant organizations, and upscaling and out-scaling of successful initiatives.

Melad Ul Karim, Chief of Party Satpara Dam Project, AKRSP said that the organization initiated work in GB region in the early 1980s. It primarily focused on improving the living standards of the local people and so far has been successful on many fronts, especially in community organization and institutionalization. The program has improved income generation opportunities, increased literacy rate, enhanced skill development and community organizations at a local level. He also warned that flood damages to irrigation, infrastructure and farm land need to be addressed through joint efforts. He was of the view that CPEC presents many emerging economic opportunities for local communities and overall Pakistan.

Dr. Arun Bakhta Shrestha, Regional Programme Manager, River Basin Initiative and Dr. Surendra Raj Joshi, Programme Coordinator, Himalica, ICIMOD Nepal briefed partipants about ICIMOD regional programmes such as the Indus Basin Initiative, Hiaware and Himalica. Dr. Arun said that the Indus Basin has the largest contiguous irrigation system in the world and is also the food basket for millions of people in Pakistan. Although the communities dwelling in downstream areas mainly depend on upstream areas for their water supply, most people in the Upper Indus Basin also face similar challenges. He also shared that in order to address vulnerabilities and build resilience of mountain counties, ICIMOD in collaboration with the Disaster Management Authority, GB has taken a number of initiatives including piloting community based flood early warning systems in a number of places in GB which are benefiting communities during flash floods. Further, to increase the livelihood base of local communities, ICIMOD has provided innovative technology packages including solar-powered river water lifting and high efficiency drip irrigation systems that have resulted in high value orchards.

Saeed Abbas, Conservation Coordinator, Gilgit-Baltistan, WWF-Pakistan said that climate change is an emerging threat to life, livelihoods and ecosystems in mountains areas. Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events is more visible and more disastrous than in the past. Shedding light on a few climate-related events, he shared that around 300,000 people were affected by flash floods in July 2015. He warned that the impacts of climate change are likely to become more severe in mountain areas, hence disaster preparedness and climate adaptation measures should be a priority of the government and organizations working in the GB.

Panel discussions emphasized on the need for strengthening public-private and civil society partnerships, enhancing the role of the private sector to sustain goods and services, increase adaptive capacities and research collaboration. They urged that demand-driven initiatives need to be scaled up and that the government should own and also scale up successful pilot projects for the larger benefit of the local communities. During the concluding session, community participants also shared their life experiences and explained how trainings and innovative solutions catalysed change in their personal, family and communal lives. - PR

Published in Outpost on Nov 3, 2017


 

GILGIT: Govt shuts eyes to award winning teacher

 

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OUTPOST REPORT

GILGIT: In what could be a negation to their claims, the federal and the regional government of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) have turned a blind eye to the award winning woman who received gold medal at Global Teacher Prize platform this year.

Salima Begum, a resident of G-B, received the medal at Global Teacher Prize platform in March 19 on her outstanding contribution in the field of education in G-B. She topped the list of 20,000 teachers from 179 countries around the globe.

Salima’s achievement comes days after G-B government ministers extolled its performance in the assembly, saying steps are being taken to encourage teachers to fight illiteracy in the region.

“Its an achievement that I’m proud of and want to attribute it to the country, to my region and people,” Salima tells Outpost

“The award was special for many reasons but I got disappointed because nobody in government had any interest in my achievement,” adds Salima.

But on the contrary, the top 50 finalist of other countries got awards, cash prizes and appreciation protocols from their presidents and prime ministers. Similarly presidents and prime ministers of some other countries delivered speeches online at global Teacher prize platform in an attempt to buck up their contestants.

From Pakistan, then federal education minister Baligur Rahman was invited to the event but he failed to show up.

“This was just disheartening, to say the least,” says Salima who aspires to make every individual literate in her area.

Salima did M.Ed in Teacher Education from Aga Khan University Karachi from where she earlier completed MA in International Relations.  In addition, she did MS/MPhil from Institute of Education University of London and currently pursuing her PhD in Teacher Education.

To her credit are four research articles published in International journal and two monographs.

Salima says she plans to support deserving poor girls to enable them to meet their academic expenditure. “In addition to that I want to support teachers in teacher education.”

She also plans to enhance quality of education through teachers’ trainings and want to empower women by establish technical institutions.

However that requires government support – which appears to be ‘easier said than done’ given the level of interest government has shown in her achievement.

“I am receiving offers at global level for helping them in education,” said the disappointed teacher. “But unfortunately my government is not valuing my expertise.”

Published in Outpost on Friday


 

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raw-officer-arrested-in-balochistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD:  ‘serving Indian naval intelligence officer’ allegedly working for Indian intelligence agency Research and...
24/03/2016, 07:23 OUTPOST
nbp-defaulters-court-sends-warrants-against-dozens BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Acourt has issued arrest warrants for a dozen Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B)people for defaulting on loans worth millions of...
23/03/2016, 21:55 OUTPOST
chitral-focus-launches-massive-search-operation-for-missing-avalanche-hit-people BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Massive search and rescue operation has been launched in Chitral following an avalanche in Susoom village buried...
22/03/2016, 22:19 OUTPOST
avalanche-hit-miacher-ahead-of-water-day BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An avalanche early on Tuesday swept away parts of road besides trees in Nagar valley of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). The...
20/03/2016, 08:47 OUTPOST
pti-yet-to-finalise-organisational-structure ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) may have been touting its distinction of holding another intra-party election, but it has failed so...
15/03/2016, 21:21 OUTPOST
breaking-army-chief-confirms-death-sentences-to-nanga-parbat-attacker-12-others ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif confirmed on Tuesday death sentences of 13 ‘hardcore militants’, including one involved in the...
15/03/2016, 21:13 OUTPOST
religious-groups-say-law-protecting-women-from-abuse-un-islamic LAHORE (Reuters): An all-parties conference convened by Jamaat-e-Islami and attended by powerful religious groups asked the government on...
14/03/2016, 09:00 OUTPOST
shehbaz-javed-haq-nawaz-become-judges-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Noted lawyers in Gilgit-Baltistan advocate Shehbaz Khan and advocate Javed Iqbal have been appointed judges in Gilgit-...
12/03/2016, 21:16 OUTPOST
ig-sindh-ghulam-haider-jamali-sacked KARACHI: Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali has been sacked after the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the National...
12/03/2016, 21:02 OUTPOST
the-real-story-of-shahbaz-taseer-s-recovery BY RAHIMULLAH YUSUFZAI PESHAWAR: Shahbaz Taseer was brought by the Afghan Taliban members on a motorbike through unfrequented routes from Afghanistan...
11/03/2016, 11:08 OUTPOST
g-b-court-press-regulator-await-pm-s-attention ISLAMABAD: Red tape at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat has rendered two key organisations dysfunctional – the Supreme Appellate Court of...
10/03/2016, 20:44 OUTPOST
if-beards-turbans-veils-are-signs-of-terrorism-then-we-are-all-terrorists ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties staged a walkout from the Senate against a ‘controversial’ advertisement on Wednesday. The advertisement was...
09/03/2016, 11:11 OUTPOST
people-lose-not-gain-out-of-cpec-says-amjad BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The Regional leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party on Tuesday took serious exception to land allotments by the government...
08/03/2016, 21:53 OUTPOST
shahbaz-taseer-recovered-from-balochistan-after-five-years-in-captivity QUETTA / ISLAMABAD: Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain governor Punjab Salman Taseer, was released with concerted efforts of law enforcers in Kuchlak...
06/03/2016, 22:07 OUTPOST
kid-release-by-court-pledges-to-work-for-education BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A four grade student from district Diamer – whose conviction landed a police inspector behind bars – says on his return he...
05/03/2016, 09:06 OUTPOST
inspector-who-booked-child-under-ata-was-arrested-inside-courtroom                                     Child poses for media...
02/03/2016, 19:23 OUTPOST
govt-acquires-1bn-land-for-diamir-bhasha-dam ISLAMABAD: The government has procured land worth one billion dollars from its own resources for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam, and work would kick-start by the...
01/03/2016, 10:20 OUTPOST
lg-elections-after-amendments-in-rules-of-lg-act-2011-says-cm BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Hafeezur Rahman on Monday said local body elections would be held soon after...
29/02/2016, 00:16 OUTPOST
illegal-hunting-rani-atiqa-makes-startling-revelation-in-assembly BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A legislator Rani Atiqa on Friday made a startling revelation in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) assembly, saying meat of wildlife...
26/02/2016, 11:03 OUTPOST
80-development-targets-met-says-g-b-minister GILGIT: Briefing lawmakers of the G-B Assembly on Thursday, Minister for Works Dr Muhammad Iqbal said 80% targets set for the initial 100 days had been...
24/02/2016, 23:37 OUTPOST
logistic-tech-park-to-be-built-for-1-5-billion-as-part-of-cpec ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said the Pak-China Science, Technology, Commerce and Logistic Park...
22/02/2016, 10:30 OUTPOST
anti-tax-movement-calls-for-region-wide-transport-strike BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The anti-tax movement [ATM], formed by political, religious and nationalists parties, have yet again announced shutter...
18/02/2016, 22:51 OUTPOST
army-gets-land-in-diamer-to-monitor-cpec BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has decided to allocate a substantial part of land to Pakistan army in Diamer...
17/02/2016, 08:37 OUTPOST
siksa-village-to-get-safe-drinking-water BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A remote village in Balgtistan region - Siksa - will have good news ahead as the villagers are set to get safe drinking...
17/02/2016, 00:09 OUTPOST
convoy-system-persist-in-kohistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: In what appears to be an utter defiance of the apex committee decisions, police in Kohistan area stops buses to make them...
15/02/2016, 09:14 OUTPOST
hiring-of-1-300-men-proposed-for-karakoram-patrolling-force PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have proposed the recruitment of 1,300 personnel for the Karakoram Patrolling Force to guard the Karakoram...
13/02/2016, 19:19 OUTPOST
ptdc-natco-to-cooperate-in-tourism-promotion ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Northern Areas Transport Corporation Government of Pakistan (NATCO)...
12/02/2016, 10:01 OUTPOST
11-daily-wage-pia-employees-sacked KARACHI: Eleven daily-wage employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been sacked for protesting against the government’s decision...
09/02/2016, 00:24 OUTPOST
pia-flights-take-off-as-operations-partially-resume-after-days-of-suspension LAHORE: Flight operations of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are returning to normalcy after nearly a week of protests against the...
04/02/2016, 11:10 OUTPOST
pakistan-incomplete-without-kashmir-political-leaders ISLAMABAD: The political leaders of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday called for finding a solution to the longstanding...
02/02/2016, 12:29 OUTPOST
court-releases-hunter-for-lack-of-evidence GILGIT: A session court in Gilgit granted bail to a man accused of killing a markhor as certain legal formalities in the prosecution had not been...
31/01/2016, 01:00 OUTPOST
who-is-uzair-baloch BY ZIA UR REHMAN KARACHI: After the startling revelations by former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist and a convicted murderer Saulat Mirza in a...
29/01/2016, 11:32 OUTPOST
gilgit-anti-tax-movement-gains-momentum BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Protest demonstration were held and shutter down was observed here in the regional capital as the “anti-tax movement”...
27/01/2016, 10:46 OUTPOST
sc-rejects-pleas-seeking-sac-judges-retirement-age-revision ISLAMABAD: Applications seeking extension in retirement age of Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] judges at par with the judges of...
25/01/2016, 19:40 OUTPOST
frozen-khalti-lake-becomes-winter-sporting-arena GILGIT: It’s not unusual for the youth in Gilgit-Baltistan to risk their lives on the frozen surface of Khalti Lake for a thrill. Even children...
24/01/2016, 07:51 OUTPOST
china-detained-pakistani-released GILGIT: The Chinese government has released eight of the 16 Pakistanis detained for the last two months in Xinjiang province. The jailed...
23/01/2016, 00:26 OUTPOST
as-winter-draws-affluent-desert-the-icy-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As the cold intensifies in Gilgit-Baltistan in winters restricting free mobility of the residents, the plains of Punjab...
20/01/2016, 10:19 OUTPOST
training-for-lawmakers-begin BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) has started training session for G-B lawmakers in Islamabad. “The...
20/01/2016, 10:16 OUTPOST
bank-accounts-of-ngos-seminaries-frozen-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The bank accounts of 30 seminaries [madrasas] and over 300 nongovernmental organizations [NGOs] have been frozen in...
18/01/2016, 01:51 OUTPOST
case-registered-for-painting-graffiti-in-gilgit BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Police has registered a case against unidentified men under anti-terrorism act against painting graffiti welcoming Islamic...
15/01/2016, 01:30 OUTPOST
shutter-down-observed-in-g-b-against-tax BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Complete shutter down was observed in Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday against imposition of taxes in the region. The call...
12/01/2016, 11:24 OUTPOST
no-plan-to-make-gb-fifth-province-ashtar-ausaf LAHORE - The government is mulling no plan to change the status of Gilgit-Baltisitan and make it another province of Pakistan.  There is no truth...
11/01/2016, 01:59 OUTPOST
china-urges-pakistani-parties-to-settle-cpec-differences ISLAMABAD: With the government, its allies and opposition parties at loggerheads over alleged changes in the route of the multibillion-dollar...
10/01/2016, 11:03 OUTPOST
threat-airport-security-to-be-tightened-in-gilgit-skardu BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The federal government has asked G-B government to tighten security in airports to ward off threats from...
10/01/2016, 10:55 OUTPOST
not-on-cloud-nine-airports-in-snowy-regions-suffer-in-absence-of-guidance-system BY UMER FAROOQ PESHAWAR: With other countries using the latest technology to operate flights in low visibility and bad weather, flight schedules...
09/01/2016, 23:05 OUTPOST
breaking-ajk-protest-converting-gilgit-baltistan-into-province MUZAFFARABAD [Online]: The state government of Azad Jammu Kashmir has decided to lodge a protest against any attempt to convert Gilgit-Baltistan...
07/01/2016, 19:37 OUTPOST
chinese-pressure-sees-pakistan-mull-constitutional-status-of-gilgit-baltistan ISLAMABAD [AFP]: Pakistan is mulling upgrading the constitutional status of its northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is also claimed by India,...
07/01/2016, 00:35 OUTPOST
pemra-issues-guidelines-on-iran-saudi-row ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday directed all media houses to be ‘cautious’ and follow rules set by...
04/01/2016, 11:23 OUTPOST
china-pak-economic-corridor-k-p-govt-seeks-fazl-s-help-to-secure-rights PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government intensified pressure on the federal government to secure the province’s share in the China-Pakistan Economic...
03/01/2016, 00:11 OUTPOST
govt-finalises-civil-service-reforms-package ISLAMABAD: The government has finalised a civil service reforms package that lacks material changes in the present obsolete structure and has also...
01/01/2016, 22:51 OUTPOST
g-b-closer-than-ever-to-securing-constitutional-rights  GILGIT: More than 68 years after independence, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) finally looks set to get significant constitutional rights for the...
30/12/2015, 10:42 OUTPOST
sewerage-system-for-gilgit-on-cards BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan development authority [G-BDA] has prepared over a billion rupee plan to introduce sewerage system in...
29/12/2015, 08:22 OUTPOST
local-body-polls-will-be-held-under-amended-act-says-minister BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Local body elections in Gilgit-Baltistan will be held under the amended local body act, said regional minister on local...
29/12/2015, 00:34 OUTPOST
respite-pm-announces-rs3-per-unit-cut-in-electricity-tariff ISLAMABAD / KARACHI: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif announced on Monday a cut of Rs3 per unit in electricity tariff for industrial users and urged...
29/12/2015, 00:30 OUTPOST
is-militants-are-israeli-soldiers-saudi-grand-mufti Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz has claimed that the Islamic State (Daesh) militants are Israeli soldiers and the Saudi-led 34-nation military...
25/12/2015, 12:19 OUTPOST
na-154-by-poll-pml-n-leaders-half-hearted-support-downs-baloch BY SHAKEEL AHMAD MULTAN: PML-N’s Siddique Baloch’s `shocking’ defeat in the NA-154 by-election on Wednesday is mainly due to resentment within the...
24/12/2015, 09:47 OUTPOST
diplomat-recalled-from-dhaka-over-extremist-link DHAKA [AFP]: Pakistan on Wednesday recalled one of its diplomats from Dhaka after she was named as allegedly having financed a suspected extremist on...
23/12/2015, 09:29 OUTPOST
jirgas-will-be-convened-to-decide-fata-s-status-aziz BY AZAM KHAN ISLAMABAD: A special committee formed by the prime minister to recommend reforms for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata)...
22/12/2015, 09:29 OUTPOST
cm-governor-meet-in-islamabad BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Chief minister Hafeezur Rahman and G-B Governor Mir Ghazanfar met in Islamabad and vowed to work together for the...
21/12/2015, 10:28 OUTPOST
punjab-to-help-improve-health-services-in-gb LAHORE: The Punjab government would provide financial and technical assistance for the development of health sector in Gilgit-Baltistan, Adviser to...
21/12/2015, 00:30 OUTPOST
http-tribune-com-pk-story-1013109-firepower-india-building-top-secret-nuclear-city ISLAMABAD: India is building an entire nuclear city in Karnataka to produce thermonuclear weapons. The top secret facility poised for completion in...
20/12/2015, 09:02 OUTPOST
expansion-of-cabinet-on-cards-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The regional government of Gilgit-Baltistan has decided to seek permission from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for expansion...
19/12/2015, 11:00 OUTPOST
interior-minister-wants-to-rid-islamabad-of-illegal-seminaries BY KHAWAR GHUMMAN ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan wants to rid the capital city of illegal madressahs and their students. But for...
18/12/2015, 07:43 OUTPOST
cm-g-b-kp-agree-to-ease-travel-restrictions-on-kkh BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Chief Ministers of Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa [K-P] have agreed to ease travel restrictions on the...
17/12/2015, 10:21 OUTPOST
300-seminaries-receiving-funds-from-abroad ISLAMABAD: Nearly 300 madrassas in Pakistan are receiving financial support from around 10 countries, the government has informed the lower house...
16/12/2015, 08:04 OUTPOST
pakistan-included-in-saudi-arabia-s-34-state-islamic-military-alliance-against-terrorism DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement...
14/12/2015, 07:56 OUTPOST
g-b-seeks-i-billion-for-infrastructure-development-ahead-of-cpec BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] government has sought additional $ 1 billion from federal government for infrastructure...
13/12/2015, 09:41 OUTPOST
diamer-will-be-developed-says-hafeez BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The chief minister Hafeezur Rahman on Saturday said Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer valley would be developed to bring it at par...
11/12/2015, 09:16 OUTPOST
g-b-power-policy-approved GILGIT: Gilgit- Baltistan Legislative Assembly [GBLA] on Thursday approved region’s power policy that will allow private companies to invest in the...
10/12/2015, 12:20 OUTPOST
child-marriage-bill-2015-will-be-revisited-advocate-aurangzeb BY OOUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Parliamentary secretary law, Aurangzeb Khan advocate said the child marriage bill 2015 would be revisited to make it...
09/12/2015, 09:36 OUTPOST
trophy-hunting-australian-hunter-makes-season-s-first-hunt-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An Australian hunter, Espin Filskov, has become the first person to claim a 49-inch trophy of an ibex during the ongoing...
08/12/2015, 00:35 OUTPOST
g-b-to-get-all-constitutional-rights-pervaiz ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid yesterday said the Chine Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring prosperity in...
06/12/2015, 19:41 OUTPOST
gilgit-boy-commits-suicide-over-visa-delay GILGIT (Online) – A young man from Gilgit committed suicide on Sunday after he failed to get a visa for Dubai. Rahim Jan, 20, a resident of Yasin Thoi,...
06/12/2015, 11:13 OUTPOST
g-b-lawyers-to-garner-support-from-counterparts-in-ajk GILGIT: Lawyers in Gilgit-Baltistan plan to seek the support of their counterparts in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for a separate constitutional...
03/12/2015, 09:24 OUTPOST
economic-zones-should-be-in-gilgit-hunza-says-governor BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Governor Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B) Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan on Wednesday said economic zones should be constructed in Gilgit...
02/12/2015, 07:38 OUTPOST
burying-the-hatchet-warring-families-of-gilgit-settle-their-differences BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: In a rare show of sectarian harmony, families who lost their relatives in a worst bout of sectarian violence in Gilgit –...
01/12/2015, 14:32 OUTPOST
hungarian-cyclists-thank-igp-for-friendly-police BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Impressed by friendly attitude of police and the breathtaking beauty of Gilgit – Baltistan, cyclists from Hungry called on...
01/12/2015, 10:04 OUTPOST
silk-road-2-0-ptdc-lags-as-opportunities-for-tourism-expand BY SAMEER HASEEB GILGIT: Standing in the balcony of his house, Wazir Shah looks out at the speeding, uninterrupted flow of traffic on the newly...
30/11/2015, 07:42 OUTPOST
shehbaz-khan-ends-40-years-long-association-with-ppp BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Senior lawyer and a founding member of PPP, Shehbaz Khan on Sunday ended his 40 years long association with Pakistan...
30/11/2015, 07:37 OUTPOST
hanzil-project-govt-likely-to-remove-ppp-condition ISLAMABAD - The government is likely to waive off the Central Development Working Party’s (CDWP) condition regarding Public-Private Partnership (PPP)...
26/11/2015, 23:06 OUTPOST
breaking-2-sco-officials-abducted-20-days-ago-in-diamer-released BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The two officials of SCO kidnapped earlier this month in Darel valley of Gilgit - Baltistan have been released, officials...
26/11/2015, 07:25 OUTPOST
3-arrested-for-illegal-hunting-of-ibex-in-nagar BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Authorities in Nagar valley of Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B) have apprehended three men for killing an Ibex. The illegal...
25/11/2015, 09:38 OUTPOST
chilas-child-murder-does-forensic-report-also-fall-in-jinn-hands BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The ongoing operation against terrorists in Diamer valley has provided police with a rare opportunity to put under the...
25/11/2015, 09:29 OUTPOST
gilgit-skardu-airports-to-be-widened-for-jet-planes-pm BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed his desire to improve travel facilities for the people of the region,...
24/11/2015, 07:48 OUTPOST
pm-to-attend-oath-ceremony-of-new-g-b-governor GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is visit Gilgit today (Tuesday) to attend the oath taking ceremony of Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, Mir Ghazanfar Ali...
22/11/2015, 09:35 OUTPOST
diamer-police-gets-reward-for-repulsing-attack BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: District Diamer police on Saturday were awarded commendation certificates for repulsing a fresh attack on a police...
21/11/2015, 10:03 OUTPOST
zulfiqar-mirza-to-form-new-party-after-victory HYDERABAD: Buoyed by his victory against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Badin’s local government elections, Zulfiqar Mirza has decided to form his...
20/11/2015, 18:20 OUTPOST
breaking-mir-ghazanfar-made-new-governor BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Mir Ghazanfar Ali has been apppointed new governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. Mir has replaced Barjees Tahir. The decision was...
20/11/2015, 15:15 OUTPOST
snowfall-villagers-in-phandar-valley-face-stark-choices BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Villagers in Gilgit – Baltistan’s Phandar valley face stark choices. If they opt to live in the cracked houses, an...
19/11/2015, 08:56 OUTPOST
pak-china-tighten-knot-with-51-agreements-13-projects BY AMER MAHMOOD At a ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s House, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday performed the...
19/11/2015, 07:42 OUTPOST
army-trains-high-altitude-force-to-protect-climbers BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Pakistan army has trained a special high altitude force in Gilgit – Baltistan to lure back foreign tourists in a region...
18/11/2015, 11:58 OUTPOST
making-g-b-fifth-province-will-dent-kashmir-cause MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) former prime minister Sardar Attiq Ahmad Khan has said that making Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) the fifth...
17/11/2015, 09:13 OUTPOST
france-is-at-war-hollande VERSAILLES, FRANCE: Speaking at a special congress of the joint upper and lower houses of parliament at the Palace of Versailles, French President...
16/11/2015, 09:25 OUTPOST
kidnappers-demand-release-of-inmates-for-release-of-sco-men BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The kdnappers have demanded release of men, arrested for high profile murders, in return for the release of two SCO...
15/11/2015, 09:30 OUTPOST
unfortunate-incident-quake-survivors-struck-by-boulders                                          ...
14/11/2015, 10:17 OUTPOST
musharraf-wins-exemption-on-medical-grounds ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday once again granted a one-day exemption to General (retd) Pervez Musharraf from appearing before...
13/11/2015, 10:17 OUTPOST
in-case-of-threat-opposition-to-stand-by-govt-aitzaz BY AMIR WASIM ISLAMABAD: Severely criticising a recent ISPR statement on poor implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) by the civilian set-up,...
12/11/2015, 12:44 OUTPOST
102-madrassas-sealed-for-stoking-sectarianism BY ZAHID GISHKORI ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry told lawmakers on Wednesday that it has sealed 102 Islamic seminaries for fanning extremism....
11/11/2015, 07:54 OUTPOST
govt-needs-to-match-army-s-efforts-in-ongoing-fight-against-terror-coas ISLAMABAD: The army chief has called for “governance initiatives” to complement the success of security forces in the ongoing fight against...
10/11/2015, 17:57 OUTPOST
environment-act-to-ensure-sustainable-development BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit – Baltistan legislative assembly will pass G-B Environment Act in the next session to ensure the fragile...
09/11/2015, 10:12 OUTPOST
700-pakistani-pilgrims-stuck-in-iran KARACHI: Up to 700 Pakistani pilgrims, including a large number of women and children, are currently stranded in Iran after a travel agent failed...
08/11/2015, 09:23 OUTPOST
operation-under-way-to-rescue-abducted-officials BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Police has launched a door to door search operation in Darel and Tangir valleys to recover the two officials abducted five...
07/11/2015, 20:03 OUTPOST
japan-gifts-123-hybrid-cars-to-aid-police-patrols ISLAMABAD: A common complaint from the country’s police forces is the lack of fuel funds to pay for patrolling vehicles. While the government has...
05/11/2015, 07:39 OUTPOST
diamer-massive-operation-underway-for-recovery-of-kidnapped-sco-officials BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Police has launched a massive search operation in Diamer valley to recover the two officials abducted by unidentified...
04/11/2015, 09:46 OUTPOST
assembly-session-2-zones-approved-for-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Parliamentary secretary law, Advocate Aurangeb Khan on Tuesday assured the house that federal government has approved...
03/11/2015, 10:43 OUTPOST
teenager-sentenced-to-death-for-minor-s-murder BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court on Monday awarded death penalty to a teenager and life sentence to two others for raping and...
02/11/2015, 13:16 OUTPOST
bisp-survey-to-be-conducted-across-country-marvi BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Federal government has decided to re-conducted survey for Benazir Income Support Program [BISP] across the country, said...
02/11/2015, 12:34 OUTPOST
high-profile-terrorist-arrested BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A high profile terrorist -- believed to have masterminded attacks on passengers in district Diamer and Kohistan area --...
01/11/2015, 09:30 OUTPOST
lg-polls-pml-n-leads-in-punjab-ppp-in-sindh ISLAMABAD: THE Pakistan Muslim League-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party looked set to emerge as the leading groups in Punjab and Sindh respectively after...
31/10/2015, 12:37 OUTPOST
altaf-media-ban-supreme-court-issues-notices-seeks-reply  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued notices to all parties regarding media coverage ban on speeches of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM)...
30/10/2015, 10:51 OUTPOST
price-of-petrol-likely-to-rise-by-7  BY ZAFAR BHUTTA ISLAMABAD: While global oil prices remain relatively steady and the rupee depreciates against the dollar, petrol consumers...
28/10/2015, 08:41 OUTPOST
call-for-improvements-in-blasphemy-law-not-objectionable-sc BY NASIR IQBAL ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that a call for improvements in the blasphemy law in order to provide safeguards against its...
28/10/2015, 08:26 OUTPOST
quake-aftermath-lone-survivor-of-car-speaks-from-hosptaccident                                           ...
27/10/2015, 09:56 OUTPOST
azam-appointed-registrar-in-supreme-appellate-court-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Secretary (Information) Mohammad Azam has been appointed as registrar supreme appellate court in Gilgit...
27/10/2015, 09:34 OUTPOST
at-least-228-dead-in-pakistan-quake-relief-efforts-underway KABUL/ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: In Pakistan, at least 228 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit northern...
26/10/2015, 11:18 OUTPOST
over-1-200-tourists-stranded-in-naran-after-snowfall ISLAMABAD / MANSEHRA: Hundreds of tourists, among them women and children, were stranded in Naran Valley of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) after a heavy...
25/10/2015, 10:54 OUTPOST
younis-khan-becomes-first-pakistani-to-score-9-000-test-runs ISLAMABAD: Days after Younis Khan broke Javed Miandad’s record of 8,832 runs in Test matches, the former skipper on Saturday became the first Pakistani...
24/10/2015, 11:33 OUTPOST
us-set-to-sell-eight-f-16-fighter-jets-to-pakistan WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is preparing to sell eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, senior American officials said, an...
24/10/2015, 11:19 OUTPOST
new-delhi-rules-out-mediation-on-kashmir NEW DELHI: India on Friday welcomed a joint pledge by the United States and Pakistan to fight militant groups, but ruled out any third-party mediation...
21/10/2015, 10:49 OUTPOST
biodiversity-plan-launched-for-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Biodiversity strategy and action plan [BSAP] was launched in Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B), paving way for sustainable use of...
19/10/2015, 08:48 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-a-land-of-fairies-untold-fables HUNZA (APP): Standing atop the 700-years old Baltit Fort which overlooks a large swathe of spectacular landscape of Karimabad beneath, a visitor is...
17/10/2015, 17:11 OUTPOST
italy-to-provide-25-million-for-agricultral-development-in-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A delegation led by Director Development Cooperation, Embassy of Italy Dr Domenico Bruzzone called on Chief Secretary...
16/10/2015, 09:42 OUTPOST
first-international-glof-conference-in-pakistan-sparks-hope BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: The first International GLOF Conference on “Learning and Way Forward” concluded on Thursday in the federal capital. It...
16/10/2015, 09:05 OUTPOST
26-lawmakers-including-cm-disqualified-by-cec BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The Gilgit – Baltistan’s (G-B) chief election commission on Thursday disqualified more than two dozen members of Gilgit –...
14/10/2015, 08:52 OUTPOST
ppp-main-leadership-reaches-gilgit-to-organize-party BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The central leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party [PPP] arrived Gilgit on Tuesday to organize the party that faced...
13/10/2015, 23:13 OUTPOST
exhibition-held-at-federal-capital ISLAMABAD: The Creative Hands Alliance, a collaborative initiative of Serena Hotels and the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board recently organized the...
09/10/2015, 18:24 OUTPOST
projects-worth-rs200b-on-the-cards-for-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Development projects worth 200 billion are being initiated in Gilgit – Baltistan, says chief minister Hafeezur...
08/10/2015, 10:53 OUTPOST
letter-authorising-wheat-subsidy-for-g-b-goes-missing GILGIT: A letter from the 70s, authorising subsidised wheat for more than 1.5 million people in Gilgit-Baltistan, is missing from official records,...
06/10/2015, 07:06 OUTPOST
child-murder-blame-shifted-on-nonbeliever-jinn                                      Ahmad, who is...
05/10/2015, 08:58 OUTPOST
boy-murder-police-to-investigate-jinns GILGIT: In a bizarre case straight out of the Hollywood supernatural horror film Insidious, a pre-schooler was allegedly abducted and murdered by...
04/10/2015, 09:24 OUTPOST
people-of-gilgit-and-baltistan-must-be-given-equal-legal-rights-as-citizens-of-pakistan ISLAMABAD: While speaking to an interactive session  on ‘Participatory Federalism and  Citizens Empowerment’  organized by Pakistan Study...
02/10/2015, 08:58 OUTPOST
landmark-decision-g-b-govt-to-buy-wheat-from-local-farmers BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: In a landmark decision, the Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B) government on Thursday announced it will purchase wheat from local...
01/10/2015, 09:09 OUTPOST
lunda-items-price-likely-to-go-up BY AAMIR SHAFAAT KHAN KARACHI: People living below the poverty line may have to pay more for used clothes and woolies following 33-126 per cent...
30/09/2015, 10:45 OUTPOST
rural-areas-of-g-b-region-economic-transformation-initiative-project-to-be-launched BY NAVEED BUTT GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan and Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan would launch 'Economic Transformation...
24/09/2015, 14:59 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-ajk-to-get-3g-4g-internet-services ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has finally gave the green signal to extend the services of 3G and 4G internet in Azad Kashmir and...
24/09/2015, 10:36 OUTPOST
rains-snowfall-trigger-early-winter-in-gilgit-baltistan                                          ...
23/09/2015, 10:10 OUTPOST
golf-alert-more-floods-expected-near-glaciers-of-g-b GILGIT: Still recovering from the recent devastation, inhabitants of Gilgit-Baltistan have to brace themselves for another round of flooding. A...
22/09/2015, 08:24 OUTPOST
relocate-fbr-office-if-g-b-is-disputed-territory-lawyers-say BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Lawyers in Gilgit – Baltistan on Monday asked federal government to remove office of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from...
18/09/2015, 00:33 OUTPOST
mountains-and-climate-cm-seeks-experts-help-to-minimize-flood-losses BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As the international conference on Mountains and Climate Change gets underway in Gilgit – Baltistan’s Karakoram...
17/09/2015, 07:04 OUTPOST
hafeez-blames-khatak-for-passengers-miseries-on-kkh BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit – Baltistan chief minister Hafeezur Rahman blames his counterpart in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) for the miseries...
15/09/2015, 09:16 OUTPOST
pm-inaugurates-attabad-tunnels BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the 24-kilometer patch of Karakoram Highway which was constructed by...
14/09/2015, 12:29 OUTPOST
kkh-travel-k-p-police-best-in-peshawar-worst-in-kohistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Passengers travelling on Karakoram Highway [KKH] accuse security personnel of maltreatment in areas falling under...
13/09/2015, 10:15 OUTPOST
baby-ibex-released-into-the-wild-in-gilgit-baltistan GILGIT: The ibex kid surrendered by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmaker Mir Ghazanfar after 10 days of illegal captivity has been released into...
11/09/2015, 08:27 OUTPOST
bisp-survey-will-be-re-conducted-in-g-b-jafar-ullah BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The government of Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B) on Thursday announced the survey for Benazir Income support programme [BISP]...
10/09/2015, 07:00 OUTPOST
lawmaker-gives-up-the-ibex-kid-finally BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The lawmaker, Mir Ghazanfar, finally gave up the Ibex kid late Tuesday after wildlife authorities threatened to launch a...
09/09/2015, 08:23 OUTPOST
wwf-launches-project-to-conserve-trout-fish                                          ...
07/09/2015, 11:36 OUTPOST
from-tourism-to-sufism-qayum-s-success-in-life BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit – Baltistan has witnessed ups and downs in tourism, especially in the recent years. The worst decline came in...
05/09/2015, 10:06 OUTPOST
no-change-made-in-list-of-banned-outfits ISLAMABAD: Despite long deliberations and discussions, extensive and elaborative press conferences with tall claims, the government hasn’t made any...
01/09/2015, 12:46 OUTPOST
zardari-on-warpath-against-pml-n SLAMABAD: PPP Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari finally broke his silence on Monday over the recent arrests of fellow party members and...
30/08/2015, 09:16 OUTPOST
lawyers-suggest-roadmap-for-settlement-of-g-b-constitutional-status BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Lawyers in Gilgit – Baltistan have suggested a roadmap to settle G-B’s constitutional status that has barred G-B’s...
28/08/2015, 22:37 OUTPOST
counter-terrorism-department-established-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has been setup in Gilgit – Baltistan to root out terrorism from a region that will be...
27/08/2015, 09:07 OUTPOST
parliamentarians-voice-concern-over-misuse-of-govt-vehicles BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The ‘Standing Committee For Law Reforms’ meeting, chaired by advocate Aurangzeb Khan voiced concern over misuse of...
27/08/2015, 08:34 OUTPOST
committee-to-determine-g-b-constitutional-status-not-yet-formed ISLAMABAD: The proposed committee for determination of constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan is still in the process of formation and any...
25/08/2015, 12:45 OUTPOST
kkh-private-security-guards-become-security-risk BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Outdated guns and untrained security guards are what the private transport companies have put up in the face of terror...
24/08/2015, 07:32 OUTPOST
novel-idea-g-b-govt-to-purchase-arms-from-residents BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Politicians having their roots in the society are aware of problems being faced by people as well as their solutions. The...
23/08/2015, 09:57 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-rana-shamim-appointed-chief-judge BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Dr Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan has been appointed the Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan...
22/08/2015, 11:53 OUTPOST
g-b-chitral-at-risk-of-further-flooding BY SEHRISH WASIF ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday issued fresh warning for Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, where flash...
19/08/2015, 07:54 OUTPOST
ary-ceo-announces-bol-tv-takeover KARACHI: In a startling development, ARY Digital Network Founder and Chief Executive Officer Salman Iqbal announced the media group has taken over the...
18/08/2015, 12:33 OUTPOST
policewoman-faces-persecuted-for-helping-rape-victim BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An influential political personality has reportedly stepped in to rescue one of main accused in a gang rape that took...
15/08/2015, 22:52 OUTPOST
senator-mushahid-tenders-resignation-following-isi-plot-claims ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid in a statement released on Saturday said that senior cabinet member and minister for climate...
15/08/2015, 10:38 OUTPOST
wajih-s-seven-point-charter-of-demands LAHORE: Wajihuddin Ahmed, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s disgruntled figure, has stuck to his demand that the “four corrupt politicians” should be ousted...
14/08/2015, 09:58 OUTPOST
gilgit-woman-gang-raped BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A court on Thursday remanded into police custody two of the three men who allegedly gang raped a woman. “They will be...
13/08/2015, 23:34 OUTPOST
g-b-assembly-demands-setting-up-of-economic-zones GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday to urge the federal government to set up two...
12/08/2015, 01:21 OUTPOST
g-b-assembly-passes-resolution-against-altaf-demands-constitutional-status BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The legislative assembly of Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B) on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning MQM chief Altaf...
11/08/2015, 14:04 OUTPOST
gilgit-atc-awards-death-sentence-to-shia-cleric-s-murderer BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court awarded a death sentence on Monday to Shakirullah Jan for murdering prominent Shia cleric Agha...
09/08/2015, 22:41 OUTPOST
promoting-tourism-g-b-to-host-car-rally-at-deosai-on-aug-21  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit – Baltistan (G-B) government has planned to hold a car and motorbike rally at one of the world’s highest...
08/08/2015, 23:10 OUTPOST
kasur-child-molestation-scandal-baseless-says-inquiry-report KASUR: A high-level inquiry committee formed by the Punjab government to investigate allegations of authorities' inaction to check instances of child...
06/08/2015, 09:28 OUTPOST
altaf-in-hot-waters-as-party-stalwart-in-gilgit-baltistan-quits BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Mutahida Quami Movement [MQM] Chief Altaf Hussain lost critical support in Gilgit – Baltistan on Wednesday after one of...
05/08/2015, 19:35 OUTPOST
floods-devastations-continue-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Floods continue to wreak Gilgit – Baltistan as monsoon approaches towards its end. In the latest hit, Baltistan, Diamer,...
04/08/2015, 17:08 OUTPOST
action-required-1000-families-stranded-for-12-days-in-naltar                                          ...
03/08/2015, 13:36 OUTPOST
china-s-climate-migrants BY SHI YI NINGXIA, CHINA: As the roof of their home was brought crashing down in a planned demolition, Ma Guoqing and his family set off to start their...
01/08/2015, 15:13 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-to-bar-construction-in-disaster-prone-areas GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman has said a law would be introduced to take action against people who have illegally...
31/07/2015, 10:32 OUTPOST
pm-hails-hafeez-for-steadfastness-commitment BY OUR CORRESPONDENT SKARDU: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday hailed the steadfastness of the chief minister Hafeezur Rahman for his...
30/07/2015, 14:31 OUTPOST
unless-kashmir-dispute-is-resolved-as-per-the-un-resolutions-g-b-cannot-merge-with-pakistan   BY JUNAID KATHJU SRINAGAR: Breaking his silence on the issue, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said Gilgit-Baltistan...
29/07/2015, 14:19 OUTPOST
lashkar-i-jhangvi-chief-malik-ishaq-two-sons-killed-in-muzaffargarh-encounter LAHORE: Malik Ishaq, chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an alleged...
28/07/2015, 13:38 OUTPOST
gilgit-in-the-dark-after-landslide-damages-water-line  GILGIT: The regional capital of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has been without electricity for over 48 hours as the main water supply pipeline, that...
27/07/2015, 12:41 OUTPOST
2-swept-away-as-floods-continue-to-hit-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: At least two men were swept by flashfloods in Khanbari area of Chilas town while roads and houses damaged in parts of...
26/07/2015, 16:09 OUTPOST
three-new-districts-notified-in-g-b-finally GILGIT: The federal government has announced the formation of three new districts in Gilgit-Baltistan. The decision was made public through a...
24/07/2015, 23:56 OUTPOST
former-chief-justice-to-announce-his-own-party BY OUTPOST MONITORING QUETTA: Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that he would soon announce the formation of his own political...
22/07/2015, 16:53 OUTPOST
floods-cut-off-at-least-three-valleys-in-diamer GILGIT: Flashfloods triggered by rains have cut off at least three valleys in Diamer district and Baltistan, adding to peoples miseries. The valleys in...
17/07/2015, 04:16 OUTPOST
when-necessity-drives-you-to-work-and-sleep-drives-you-off-the-road GILGIT: Driver fatigue and unregulated rent-a-car services in Gilgit-Baltistan prove to some of the more hard-hitting reasons behind a recent surge...
15/07/2015, 12:52 OUTPOST
civilian-govts-undemocratic-forces-conspiring-to-snatch-karachi-from-mqm-altaf LONDON/LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain accused "civilian governments and undemocratic forces" of "joining hands to employ legal and...
14/07/2015, 15:22 OUTPOST
g-b-police-foils-potential-terrorist-attempt-to-sabotage-cpec                                          ...
13/07/2015, 13:34 OUTPOST
g-b-meet-the-only-woman-in-the-g-b-cabinet BY SHABBIR MIR GILGIT: Sobia Moqaddam’s rise into the corridors of power might come as a surprise. The 33-year-old, who is the only minister to be...
12/07/2015, 11:50 OUTPOST
100-ngos-whose-license-cancelled   ISLAMABAD: In the latest move against NGOs, the federal government has cancelled licence of 100 of them. According to Interior ministery, the...
10/07/2015, 12:37 OUTPOST
former-ajk-president-sardar-abdul-qayyum-passes-away ISLAMABAD: Former president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and veteran politician Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan passed away at the age of 91 in the federal...
09/07/2015, 12:17 OUTPOST
provincial-status-for-g-b-will-dent-kashmir-cause-ajk-pm MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed on Wednesday urged the government of Pakistan to avoid making...
08/07/2015, 03:04 OUTPOST
transparency-in-diamer-dam-g-b-govt-first-to-seek-support-of-suparco GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government signed an agreement with Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Wapda on Tuesday to ensure...
07/07/2015, 03:58 OUTPOST
7-decades-later-g-b-cm-visits-unattended-property-in-pindi                                          ...
05/07/2015, 11:24 OUTPOST
opposing-the-opposition-a-new-trend-in-g-b-assembly BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: ‘Opposing the opposition’ is what the opposition parties in the newly formed Gilgit – Baltistn assembly are involved...
03/07/2015, 22:25 OUTPOST
mir-ghazanfar-tipped-as-new-g-b-governor BY AHMAD HASSAN ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will take the full control of the Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] government when it...
03/07/2015, 08:46 OUTPOST
g-b-s-youngest-lawmaker-listens-when-constituents-talk GILGIT: For many, the success of Barkat Jamil in the recent Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) polls came as a surprise. It was his maiden appearance in a...
02/07/2015, 17:14 OUTPOST
breaking-pm-urges-corruption-free-good-governance-in-gilgit-baltistan ISLAMABAD [APP]: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged upon the government of Gilgit-Baltistan to ensure corruption-free good...
02/07/2015, 11:52 OUTPOST
g-b-utility-stores-short-of-supply GILGIT - As the government supply subsidised food items to utility stores usually in the holy month of Ramazan, the Gilgit-Baltistan is totally deprived...
01/07/2015, 13:29 OUTPOST
itp-feels-cheated-over-opposition-leader-nomination GILGIT: With both the treasury and opposition leaders in place, the newly-elected Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly has formally resumed...
30/06/2015, 12:48 OUTPOST
in-the-saddle-new-cm-has-a-vision-for-gilgit-baltistan GILGIT: The new chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) already has a comprehensive plan in mind to transform the lives of nearly 1.5 million...
29/06/2015, 00:07 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-unveils-rs31-92b-budget GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman presented a Rs31.921 billion budget in the legislative assembly on Sunday. Up to...
28/06/2015, 12:49 OUTPOST
breaking-jui-f-haji-shah-baig-becomes-opposition-leader BY OUR CORRESPONDENT Haji Shah Baig of JUI-F has become Leader of the Opposition in Gilgit – Baltistan legislative assembly. Baig, a legislator from...
27/06/2015, 02:30 OUTPOST
hafeez-takes-oath-becomes-chief-minister-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Hafeezur Rehman on Friday became the new chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] after governor Barjees Tahir...
26/06/2015, 12:02 OUTPOST
new-chief-minister-gilgit-baltistan-hafeez-takes-oath-today BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: New Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman will take oath of his office this evening, with governor Mohammad...
24/06/2015, 13:37 OUTPOST
new-legislators-of-gbla-take-oath BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The first session of newly elected Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly was held in Gilgit this morning...
24/06/2015, 13:33 OUTPOST
gb-ajk-part-of-pakistan-dar ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar emphatically said in the National Assembly on Tuesday that Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)...
24/06/2015, 12:33 OUTPOST
ghizer-s-mayoon-village-straight-from-medieval-era GHIZER: With donkeys and horses the only mode of transportation, the six-kilometre track leading from the scenic Ghizer Valley to Mayoon village is...
22/06/2015, 17:27 OUTPOST
ngos-to-operate-under-interior-ministry-nisar ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar announced on Monday non-governmental organisations will now operate under the Interior Ministry. “NGOs will...
20/06/2015, 23:20 OUTPOST
nisar-s-statement-against-ngos-termed-hate-speech ISLAMABAD: Representatives of non-governmental organisations, trade unions and civil society organisations (CSOs) from all over the country gathered...
20/06/2015, 23:17 OUTPOST
sindh-decides-to-give-9-000-acres-of-its-forest-lands-to-army BY IMRAN AYUB KARACHI: In an apparent move to defuse tension between the PPP and the security establishment, the Sindh government on Friday decided ‘in...
20/06/2015, 00:45 OUTPOST
pia-launches-new-flight-of-a320-airbus-for-skardu ISLAMABAD: PIA has launched a new flight of A320 airbus for Skardu to provide better travelling facility to the people of Baltistan on the directive of...
17/06/2015, 07:54 OUTPOST
hafeez-taban-get-warm-welcome-by-pm BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Prime Minister and chief of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz [PML-N] Nawaz Sharif and his cabinet on Tuesday awarded a warm...
16/06/2015, 08:50 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-official-results-announced-pml-n-way-ahead BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Chief Election Commissioner Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] Justice (R) Tahir Ali Shah on Monday announced the result of G-B...
15/06/2015, 09:38 OUTPOST
g-b-and-ajk-no-longer-federal-wards-not-yet-full-provinces ISLAMABAD: They have governments that look and feel like provincial governments but they are not provinces and their people do not have...
12/06/2015, 12:54 OUTPOST
transparent-peaceful-polls-imporve-g-b-image-says-hafeez BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Peaceful and transparent elections in G-B have improved the image of the region,” said the PML-N regional president at his...
11/06/2015, 10:29 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-pml-n-akbar-taban-wins-by-1-vote BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A ballot recount in Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday placed PML-N candidate Akbar Taban ahead Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf...
10/06/2015, 18:15 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-pml-n-ahead-of-rivals-with-12-seats GILGIT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has secured 12 seats in Monday’s Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) elections, according to...
09/06/2015, 11:44 OUTPOST
pml-n-grabs-half-of-assembly-seats GILGIT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) appeared to have grabbed half of the seats in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA)...
08/06/2015, 06:58 OUTPOST
polling-day-g-b-votes-today-to-usher-in-new-legislative-representatives GILGIT:  Over 600,000 voters in 24 constituencies of Gilgit-Baltistan will cast their ballot on Monday (today) for legislative assembly elections...
07/06/2015, 10:22 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-rare-visits-from-leaders-bring-hollow-hope GILGIT: Leaders of mainstream political and religious parties who were rarely seen in Gilgit-Baltistan have suddenly made the region their centre...
06/06/2015, 10:48 OUTPOST
kirmani-denies-withdrawing-wheat-subsidy-for-gb-people BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Political Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Asif Kirmani Friday categorically denied the rumour that subsidy on wheat...
05/06/2015, 10:09 OUTPOST
another-petition-filed-against-gilgit-baltistan-elections ISLAMABAD:  Another petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking suspension of the June 8 elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan...
05/06/2015, 02:17 OUTPOST
gilgit-igp-chairs-high-level-meeting-ahead-of-june-8-polls BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Inspector General of Police [IGP] Gilgit-Baltistan Captain [R] Zafar Iqbal Awan a high level meeting to ensure elections...
04/06/2015, 10:52 OUTPOST
evidence-suggests-india-sponsoring-terror-in-pakistan-defence-minister ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue is based on the requirements of justice, Radio...
03/06/2015, 08:16 OUTPOST
mwm-itp-agree-in-principle-over-seat-adjustment GILGIT: Influential Shia cleric Agha Rahat Hussain Al-Hussaini has managed to broker a deal between Islami Tehreek Pakistan and Majlis-e-Wahdatul...
03/06/2015, 08:11 OUTPOST
g-b-polls-a-test-for-pml-n-to-dispel-2013-rigging-accusations GILGIT: Legislative elections in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) are a test for the federal government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to dispel the...
01/06/2015, 11:20 OUTPOST
pakistan-seeks-return-of-snow-leopard-from-us ISLAMABAD: Pakistan wants its snow leopard back that was sent to the Bronx Zoo in New York eight years ago. At a meeting on Sunday, Secretary Forest...
31/05/2015, 09:49 OUTPOST
rally-in-ghanche-a-criminal-is-made-law-minister-says-imran GILGIT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Friday reacting to the reinstatement of Rana Sanaullah said a “criminal” has been made a law...
29/05/2015, 07:22 OUTPOST
gilgit-elections-ppp-unveils-election-manifesto BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT:  Pakistan Peoples Party on Thursday presented its election manifesto, promising a series of welfare projects for the...
29/05/2015, 07:09 OUTPOST
skardu-electioneering-g-b-people-aren-t-a-saleable-commodity-says-imran GILGIT-BALTISTAN: The head of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday reprimanded the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for...
28/05/2015, 11:53 OUTPOST
g-b-polls-pml-n-first-party-to-present-written-manifesto BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As electioneering gets momentum in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B], Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz [PML-N] on Wednesday become the...
27/05/2015, 12:07 OUTPOST
budget-2015-16-corridor-projects-to-dominate-14b-spending ISLAMABAD:  In a budget dominated by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan plans to allocate upwards of $14 billion in total development...
26/05/2015, 10:14 OUTPOST
g-b-polls-five-caretaker-ministers-banned-from-entering-astore GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan election commission has banned the entry of five caretaker ministers in Astore Valley for violating the election code...
25/05/2015, 12:01 OUTPOST
in-diamer-only-four-girls-go-to-middle-school BY QAISER BUTT ISLAMABAD:  If you are a girl in Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, who enjoys going to school, you are out of luck. In a district with an...
24/05/2015, 09:35 OUTPOST
g-b-polls-be-courageous-come-with-proof-cec BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Chief election commissioner [CEC] Gilgit – Baltistan on Saturday sent out a strong worded message to the candidates...
23/05/2015, 10:53 OUTPOST
g-b-polls-pml-n-chief-takes-positive-out-of-combined-opposition BY OUR CORRESPONDENT As political parties in Gilgit – Baltistan have launched a ‘combined opposition’ against the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz...
23/05/2015, 10:04 OUTPOST
g-b-polls-ppp-jui-f-accuse-governor-secretary-kana-of-meddling GILGIT:  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s active politicking in Gilgit-Baltistan has raised a few eyebrows in opposing camps. In separate press...
21/05/2015, 00:04 OUTPOST
sc-says-sect-introduced-in-constitution-by-military-dictator   BY HASNAAT MAILK   ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isah argued on Wednesday that the word ‘sect’ was not included...
18/05/2015, 17:38 OUTPOST
pti-president-vice-president-others-join-pml-n BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: PTI regional president, vice president and several others on Monday joined PML-N, expressing trust in leadership of PML-N...
14/05/2015, 00:04 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-saddened-by-by-attack-on-ismailis-in-karachi BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Condemnation poured in from various quarters in Gilgit - Baltistan following the brutal attack on the...
12/05/2015, 10:30 OUTPOST
saulat-mirza-hanged-finally BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Saulat Mirza's story came to an end Tuesday morning after he was finally hanged to death at Balochistan’s Machh...
12/05/2015, 00:42 OUTPOST
naltar-chopper-crash-pm-recommends-sitara-e-pakistan-for-diplomats Philippines ambassador Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Norwegian envoy Leif H Larsen. PHOTOS: NORWAY.ORG.PK    BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD:...
10/05/2015, 22:07 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-anp-leader-joins-pml-n BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A senior leader of Awami National Party [ANP] Advocate Aurangzeb Khan on Sunday joined Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz...
09/05/2015, 08:59 OUTPOST
gilgit-chopper-crash-ttp-claim-rebutted ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani military helicopter crashed Friday, killing seven people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys and setting a school...
08/05/2015, 11:38 OUTPOST
breaking-army-chopper-makes-crash-landing-in-naltar-valley                                          ...
08/05/2015, 10:41 OUTPOST
pml-n-s-first-year-governance-ratings-up-slightly-says-pildat KARACHI: Quality of governance has ‘marginally improved’ during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led government’s first year in power,...
07/05/2015, 01:12 OUTPOST
jirga-retracts-decree-women-will-cast-votes-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: At least 15,000 women in Darel valley will first time exercise their right to vote in Gilgit - Baltistan legislative...
06/05/2015, 13:34 OUTPOST
breaking-salman-sentenced-to-five-years-in-prison OUTPOST MONITORING ISLAMABAD: A judge in Mumbai handed down a five-year sentence to bollywood actor Salman Khan for ‘hit-and-run’ case in which he was...
05/05/2015, 21:59 OUTPOST
corps-commanders-conference-raw-whipping-up-terrorism-in-pakistan BY KAMRAN YOUSAF RAWALPINDI: The country’s top military commanders have expressed serious concern over the involvement of Indian intelligence agency,...
04/05/2015, 02:31 OUTPOST
women-voting-tangir-jirga-holds-back-its-decision BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] election commission takes notice against a Jirga decision barring women from voting in...
02/05/2015, 09:27 OUTPOST
man-vs-nature-renowned-mountaineer-passes-away GILGIT: Renowned mountain climber Rajab Shah who gained worldwide acclaim after scaling all ‘eight-thousander’ peaks within the territorial...
01/05/2015, 00:48 OUTPOST
alarming-situation-wheat-stock-in-gilgit-baltistan-to-ned-next-month BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Wheat crisis is likely to hit Gilgit – Baltistan as Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation [PASCO] has...
30/04/2015, 23:56 OUTPOST
trophy-hunting-when-a-famous-tv-anchor-claims-trophy BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Days before end of the season, Gilgit – Baltistan’s Ghizer valley saw its largest Ibex hunt, measuring 45 inches. The...
29/04/2015, 12:15 OUTPOST
as-g-b-elections-approach-ppp-s-woes-deepen BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As polls are round the corner, Pakistan Peoples Party’s woes have deepened as two of its senior leaders in Gilgit -...
29/04/2015, 12:05 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-gloves-off-between-pml-n-and-ppp-in-gilgit-baltistan GILGIT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lashed out at former federal information minister and PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira for criticising the...
28/04/2015, 18:31 OUTPOST
ec-starts-scrutiny-of-papers-for-g-b-elections BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The Election Commission Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B] has started scrutiny of nomination papers filed by 486 candidates for 24...
28/04/2015, 08:25 OUTPOST
ppp-ask-nawaz-to-respect-gilgit-baltistan-peoples-right-to-self-rule GILGIT: National Assembly Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respect Gilgit-Baltistan’s right to self-rule...
27/04/2015, 08:46 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-elections-ppp-leaders-visit-g-b-for-damage-control GILGIT: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) figures, including National Assembly opposition leader Khurshid Shah, arrived in Gilgit-Baltistan...
26/04/2015, 07:58 OUTPOST
skardu-ppp-senior-leader-agha-foker-joins-pml-n GILGIT: Another senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party who is also a former lawmaker in Gilgit-Baltistan has defected to Pakistan Muslim...
25/04/2015, 22:57 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-119-polling-stations-declared-highly-sensitive-153-sensitive BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The Gilgit – Baltistan chief elections commission [CEC] has declared at least 119 polling stations ‘highly sensitive’ and...
23/04/2015, 23:55 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-elections-pml-n-ranks-swell-as-raja-azam-quits-mqm BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Raja Azam of Muttahida Quami Movement [MQM] has joined Pakistan Muslim League [PML-N] in Gilgit - Baltistan, giving a much...
23/04/2015, 21:00 OUTPOST
pak-china-officials-agree-to-curb-illegal-cross-boarder-movements BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Inspector General of Police Gilgit-Baltistan and Chief of Tashqurghan Immigration have vowed to increase bilateral...
22/04/2015, 20:33 OUTPOST
seek-apology-or-face-the-defamation-suit-dr-iqbal-tells-advocate-amjad  OUTPOST REPORT GILGIT: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz [PML-N] Dr Muhammad Iqbal has asked advocate Amjad Hussain to seek apology...
21/04/2015, 21:28 OUTPOST
breaking-ppp-invites-applications-for-gilgit-baltistan-elections BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party [PPP] has invited applications from candidates wishing to contest Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B]...
20/04/2015, 21:04 OUTPOST
surprising-for-g-b-bankers-ubl-ceo-s-monthly-salary-over-rs2-crore OUTPOST REPORT GILGIT: Bankers working in areas like Gilgit – Baltistan must envy the salary of the CEO of United Bank, who gets Rs 2 crore [20...
20/04/2015, 08:03 OUTPOST
says-g-b-population-less-than-punjab-terrain-is-difficult                                           ...
18/04/2015, 23:55 OUTPOST
g-b-elections-ji-to-field-10-candidates BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Jamat Islami [JI] will field its candidates in 10 constituencies for Gilgit – Baltistan legislative assembly elections,...
17/04/2015, 07:57 OUTPOST
on-second-thought-pml-n-leaders-from-astore-withdraw-resignations GILGIT: Leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz from Astore Valley withdrew their resignations on Tuesday, saying they had resigned due to a series...
16/04/2015, 07:37 OUTPOST
pti-calls-pm-visit-big-disappointment BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: PTI leadership in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] on Wednesday called Prime Minister’s visit to Gilgit a ‘disappointment’ which...
15/04/2015, 22:08 OUTPOST
breaking-hazara-administration-refuses-to-end-convoy-system-on-kkh BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The authorities in Hazara district have refused to end ‘convoy system’ on Karakoram Highway for security reasons, sources...
15/04/2015, 07:21 OUTPOST
g-b-council-s-2014-15-budget-passed-as-ppp-protest GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Council budget worth Rs780 million for the fiscal year 2014-15—ending in roughly two months—was passed on Tuesday in...
14/04/2015, 20:14 OUTPOST
hunza-gets-status-of-district-finally BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday awarded the status of district to Hunza valley, separating it from erstwhile...
11/04/2015, 22:12 OUTPOST
press-conference-mir-wazir-blamed-for-political-deprivation-of-gojalis BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Activists from "Gojal-Hunza awakening movement" on Saturday demanded additional seat for Hunza in Gilgit – Baltistan...
11/04/2015, 08:20 OUTPOST
foolproof-plan-chalked-out-ahead-of-nawaz-visit GILGIT: The Gilgit – Baltistan police has chalked out a comprehensive security plan to ensure foolproof security to prime minister who is scheduled to...
10/04/2015, 00:54 OUTPOST
tussle-with-mqm-nabil-gabol-says-rigging-got-him-140-000-votes-in-na-246 KARACHI: Former Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) MNA, Nabil Gabol Thursday disclosed that it took him by surprise when he ended up securing 140,000 votes...
09/04/2015, 09:56 OUTPOST
only-amjad-statements-keep-ppp-alive-in-g-b-says-dr-iqbal                                          ...
08/04/2015, 09:01 OUTPOST
natco-resume-service-on-kkh-after-one-week BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: NATCO has resumed service between Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] and Rawalpindi, ending a weeklong strike called jointly by G-B...
07/04/2015, 09:25 OUTPOST
parliament-to-decide-pakistan-s-role-in-conflict-army-chief ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif said on Monday that parliament would decide the role of Pakistan in the conflict in Yemen. Talking...
05/04/2015, 22:15 OUTPOST
legendaryyahya-shah-quits-ppp-on-bhutto-s-anniversay OUTPOST REPORT GILGIT:  Syed Yahya Shah, founding member of Pakistan Peoples Party [PPP] in Gilgit – Baltistan, has joined Pakistan Muslim League...
02/04/2015, 23:44 OUTPOST
pti-seeks-ec-role-to-stop-make-polls-rigging-free-in-g-b  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT  ISLAMABAD: The central leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has asked Chief Election Commissioner...
01/04/2015, 09:46 OUTPOST
inconvenient-security-transporters-strike-against-convoy-system-on-kkh GILGIT: Transporters in Gilgit and Kohistan announced a strike against the convoy system on Karakoram Highway (KKH) on Tuesday. The strike means...
31/03/2015, 23:11 OUTPOST
govt-increases-petrol-prices-by-rs4 ISLAMABAD: The government increased the prices of Petrol and High Speed Diesel by Rs4 and Rs3, respectively. After the due approval of Prime...
30/03/2015, 07:49 OUTPOST
61-convicts-executed-since-december ISLAMABAD: As many as 61 death row convicts have been sent to the gallows since the launch of National Action Plan (NAP) to counter terrorism in...
28/03/2015, 22:21 OUTPOST
pti-unveils-election-manifesto-amid-fears-of-pre-poll-rigging-by-pml-n BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit - Baltistan chapter of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf [PTI] on Saturday unveiled its election manifesto amid fears of...
28/03/2015, 19:33 OUTPOST
pakistan-to-lead-global-initiative-to-save-snow-leopard ISLAMABAD: A dozen countries have supported Pakistan to lead the global initiative for protection of dwindling population of snow leopard. Ministers,...
27/03/2015, 10:41 OUTPOST
ban-on-gemstone-trade-lifted-after-four-years-in-g-b GILGIT: A four-year old ban on the trade of gemstones in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) was lifted on Thursday, restoring the income of nearly 10,000...
26/03/2015, 21:45 OUTPOST
shuffling-dc-ghizer-posted-out BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Deputy Commissioner [DC] Ghizar, Rai Manzoor Hussain was posted out to Astore valley on Thursday. His posting comes amid...
25/03/2015, 08:48 OUTPOST
appointment-of-cec-gilgit-baltistan-challenged-in-sc ISLAMABAD: A constitutional petition challenging the appointment of Justice (retd) Tahir Ali Shah as the Chief Election Commissioner, Gilgit-Baltistan,...
24/03/2015, 23:17 OUTPOST
governor-has-nothing-to-do-with-elections-barjees SANGLA HILL: Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Governor Barjees Tahir declared on Monday that the governor was just a representative of the federal government who,...
22/03/2015, 22:58 OUTPOST
expectations-without-facilitation-this-is-election-commission-story BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Chief election commissioner Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] doesn’t have a personal secretary, personal assistant and a public...
20/03/2015, 19:14 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-elections-date-announced BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Uncertainty looming over elections in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] ended on Friday as caretaker government fixed June 8 for...
20/03/2015, 08:07 OUTPOST
after-saulat-mirza-uzair-baloch-s-sensational-revelations-come-to-light ISLAMABAD: After former MQM worker Saulat Mirza’s shocking revelationsin a video broadcast just hours before his execution, reports surfaced on...
19/03/2015, 10:53 OUTPOST
shocking-revelations-mqm-chief-ordered-kesc-director-s-assassination-claims-saulat KARACHI: Just hours before his execution, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) convicted worker Saulat Mirza alleged in a supposed video confession that he...
17/03/2015, 11:02 OUTPOST
gilgit-ec-ignorant-about-poll-date GILGIT: G-B Election Commissioner Muhammad Usman has said the interim government has not communicated the schedule of the upcoming election to...
15/03/2015, 10:57 OUTPOST
diamer-bhasha-dam-5-rangers-injured-in-attack-on-checkpost GILGIT: At least five Rangers officials were injured on Sunday when suspected militants attacked a security check post near Diamer-Bhasha Dam...
14/03/2015, 09:50 OUTPOST
skardu-girl-rapists-arrested BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Never in her dreams had the eighteen-year-old girl [H] imagined what fate had in store for her when she steps out of her...
13/03/2015, 21:06 OUTPOST
going-nowhere-over-100-projects-incomplete-in-g-b GILGIT: At least 105 development projects—payments of which were made in advance during the previous regional government’s tenure—are incomplete,...
06/03/2015, 19:35 OUTPOST
18th-amendment-not-applicable-in-g-b-says-barjees-tahir BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Governor Gilgit – Baltistan Birjees Tahir says 18th amendment isn't applicable in Gilgit - Baltistan nor has ever been...
04/03/2015, 12:21 OUTPOST
jailbreak-aftermath-cm-cs-visit-gilgit-jail BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: While the escapees remain at large, the government has geared up efforts to haunt them. Interim chief minister Gilgit –...
01/03/2015, 11:58 OUTPOST
escaped-militants-break-siege-elude-arrest BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The overnight siege laid by forces in Minawar area of Gilgit failed to capture the two militants escaped from Gilgit Jail...
27/02/2015, 13:07 OUTPOST
g-b-jailbreak-prisoner-involved-in-nanga-parbat-attack-killed BY SHABBIR MIR GILGIT: At least one of the two prisoners involved in the Nanga Parbat attack that killed 10 foreign tourists was shot dead, while the...
27/02/2015, 08:14 OUTPOST
breaking-prisoners-involved-in-nanga-parbat-massacre-escape-from-gilgit-jail OUTPOST MONITORING GILGIT: A prisoner was killed and another injured in an attempt to escape from Gilgit’s District Jail here on Friday.  Police...
24/02/2015, 23:03 OUTPOST
moin-khan-called-back-from-australia-pcb-chairman OUTPOST REPORT BRISBANE: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan announced on Tuesday chief selector Moin Khan had been called back from...
23/02/2015, 22:47 OUTPOST
high-altitude-police-unit-to-guard-foreign-climbers BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] police has setup a ‘high altitude police unit’ to guard foreign climbers at the base camps of...
22/02/2015, 23:30 OUTPOST
wearing-a-gilgit-baltistan-cap-imran-warns-pml-n-against-poll-rigging  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: PML-N government yet again came under criticism on Sunday as Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman,...
17/02/2015, 00:27 OUTPOST
birjees-appointment-ppp-moves-adjournment-motion-in-senate BY OUR CORRESPONDENT  ISLAMABAD: The appoint of Birjees Tahir as governor Gilgit – Baltistan has echoed in the senate. Pakistan Peoples Party has...
14/02/2015, 23:16 OUTPOST
notification-issued-birjis-tahir-new-governor-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday issued notification giving additional charge to federal minister for G-B and...
12/02/2015, 23:23 OUTPOST
ammendment-in-governance-order-minister-kana-to-be-gilgit-baltistan-governor BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Gilgit – Baltistan’s [G-B] Empowerment and Self Governance Order 2009 has been amended giving additional charge to...
10/02/2015, 10:44 OUTPOST
g-b-s-seminaries-to-come-under-close-scrutiny GILGIT: As part of the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP), the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has decided to scrutinise both...
06/02/2015, 21:36 OUTPOST
pml-n-gilgit-baltistan-pm-nawaz-appoints-hafeez-president-taban-gen-secy BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Hafeez-ur-Rehman was made regional president of Gilgit – Baltistan as Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif -- who is...
05/02/2015, 15:39 OUTPOST
breaking-imran-khan-s-statement-pack-of-lies-says-caretaker-cm-gilgit-baltistan GILGIT: Imran Khan’s statement is a ‘pack of lies’ aims at misleading the public, read a press release issued by chief minister secretariat on...
04/02/2015, 23:19 OUTPOST
pti-to-challenge-appointment-of-caretaker-cm-gilgit-baltistan-in-sc BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday announced the appointment of caretaker Chief Minister...
04/02/2015, 23:07 OUTPOST
change-comes-to-gilgit-baltistan-as-mirza-amina-join-pti BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: The much talked about “change” made to Gilgit – Baltistan finally on Wednesday after Mirza Hussain and Amna Ansari...
02/02/2015, 11:56 OUTPOST
lawyers-demand-abolition-of-ministry-of-kashmir-and-g-b GILGIT: Lawyers in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) have demanded the abolition of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and G-B as it...
31/01/2015, 10:46 OUTPOST
govt-not-to-set-up-military-courts-in-ajk-g-b BY BAQIR SAJJAD SYED ISLAMABAD: The government has quietly reversed its decision of setting up military courts in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and...
29/01/2015, 02:44 OUTPOST
gilgit-baltistan-elections-to-be-held-in-may BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Elections for the legislative assembly of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] will be held in May, a senior government official said...
27/01/2015, 22:28 OUTPOST
as-another-g-b-council-meeting-postpones-members-tie-participation-with-approval-of-demands BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: As meeting of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] Council under the chair of prime minister was yet again put off on Tuesday,...
26/01/2015, 16:45 OUTPOST
logging-g-b-stripped-of-more-than-50-forest-cover BY SHAHZAD ANWAR ISLAMABAD: Although national and international efforts are under way to curb illegal logging, local markets are flooded with timber...
24/01/2015, 23:48 OUTPOST
12-member-caretaker-cabinet-of-gilgit-baltistan-takes-oath-as-hunza-decries BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: While protestors from Hunza on Saturday decried expulsion of the valley from the interim setup, the 12-member...
23/01/2015, 22:56 OUTPOST
appointment-zafar-iqbal-awan-new-igp-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Captain [Retired] Zafar Iqbal Awan has assumed charge in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] as Inspector General Police, replacing...
21/01/2015, 23:56 OUTPOST
more-surprises-interim-cabinet-swells-to-12BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD:  New inductions in the caretaker setup kept the 'suspension' alive in the Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B]. Following the...
20/01/2015, 20:34 OUTPOST
chilas-protests-erupt-against-induction-of-basharat-ullah                                          ...
20/01/2015, 17:31 OUTPOST
anf-recovers-drugs-worth-rs-96-19m-in-9-operations ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) recovered 10.6 kg heroin, 2 kg morphine, 10 kg charas and 1.2 kg opium in 9 operations carried out across the...
17/01/2015, 21:24 OUTPOST
pm-suspends-four-officials-for-petrol-crisis BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Upon arrival from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif suspended four officials over petrol crisis...
16/01/2015, 23:39 OUTPOST
appointment-of-interim-cabinet-strains-ties-between-g-b-centre  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The latest appointments of cabinet members in the interim government of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] have strained the...
15/01/2015, 11:51 OUTPOST
military-courts-good-but-mechanism-not-ad-shehbaz BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT : Lawyers on Wednesday hailed the decision of extending army courts in Gilgit - Baltistan [G-B] but said the proposed...
14/01/2015, 19:50 OUTPOST
reham-says-she-is-victims-of-domestic-violance ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan’s new wife, Reham Khan, has alleged she has been a victim of domestic violence while married to 54-year-old Dr Ijaz Rehman with...
13/01/2015, 02:08 OUTPOST
dudoshal-search-operation-expedited-after-attack-on-police                              An injured police being treated in Chilas...
10/01/2015, 18:19 OUTPOST
khalti-lake-flirting-with-danger-on-ice                                          ...
09/01/2015, 00:28 OUTPOST
when-custodians-become-violators OUTPOST REPORT GILGIT: As water in the Gilgit River receded this month due to freezing cold, the vacant place turned into a garbage site. This happened...
07/01/2015, 15:33 OUTPOST
oil-production-crossed-100-000-barrel-per-day-abbasi ISLAMABAD [PR]:  Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Oil production in the country has...
05/01/2015, 23:56 OUTPOST
four-civillians-killed-as-indian-aggression-shows-no-sign-of-abating ISLAMABAD: Heavy Indian shelling along the working boundary in Sialkot on Monday evening left at least four Pakistanis, inlcuding a woman, dead. As many...
03/01/2015, 19:38 OUTPOST
g-b-governor-wasn-t-target-of-the-defused-bomb-dc-ghizer BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT:  Authorities on Saturday ruled out Governor Gilgit - Baltistan [G-B] was target of a roadside bomb that was defused...
02/01/2015, 19:37 OUTPOST
all-party-conference-nap-discussed-sans-gilgit-baltistan-representation BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD:  As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday chaired a multi-party Conference (MPC) at the Prime Minister's House in...
02/01/2015, 00:41 OUTPOST
gilgit-man-who-killed-his-accomplice-arrested BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit police on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly murdered his colleague at a service station. The arrest of Sajid...
01/01/2015, 23:29 OUTPOST
govt-should-avoid-amending-constitution-to-set-up-military-courts-shah  BY IRFAN HAIDER ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Thursday warned the government to avoid any...
31/12/2014, 00:41 OUTPOST
ppp-sidelines-bilawal-s-close-aides  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has banned the entry of close aides of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in party meetings, Bilawal House,...
28/12/2014, 18:36 OUTPOST
atcs-too-busy-trying-terrorists-like-imran-khan-tahirul-qadri BY MALIK ASAD ISLAMABAD: At least 10 cases pending with the anti-terrorism courts (ATCs) of the twin cities are against ‘terrorists’ such as PTI chief...
26/12/2014, 19:10 OUTPOST
deviating-norms-gilgit-govt-braces-for-non-political-cabinet  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT:  While the idea of a non-political government in the country met fierce opposition recently, it is all set to...
24/12/2014, 15:23 OUTPOST
kashmir-action-committee-opposes-call-for-g-b-province-status BY OUR CORRESPONDENT LAHORE - The working committee of the Kashmir Action Committee says the UN secretary general’s mediation offer for an amicable...
23/12/2014, 11:12 OUTPOST
avoid-blocking-kkh-without-solid-reasons-kohistan-elders-ask-villagers  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT KOHISTAN: Elders of Kohistan on Monday barred villagers across the district from blocking Karakoram Highway (KKH) without...
21/12/2014, 18:46 OUTPOST
sympathisers-supporters-of-terrorists-live-among-us-nisar ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said the terror threat in Pakistan required great vigilance on the part of each...
17/12/2014, 19:32 OUTPOST
rare-show-imran-sits-next-to-pm-in-meeting PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that it is a welcoming sign that the whole national leadership has come...
17/12/2014, 16:54 OUTPOST
g-b-mourns-after-taliban-peshawar-school-massacre Photo by Abdul Hussain Nagri BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] government on Wednesday announced three days mourning to express...
16/12/2014, 18:52 OUTPOST
scores-killed-in-school-massacre-at-peshawar BY AZIZULLAH KHAN PESHAWAR: At least 126 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of...
16/12/2014, 17:36 OUTPOST
cec-gilgit-baltistan-not-appointed-on-pml-n-recommendations-alone-says-hafeez BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz [PML-N] has dissociated itself from Gilgit – Baltistan chief election commissioner’s...
13/12/2014, 14:54 OUTPOST
pti-to-challenge-gilgit-baltistan-cec-appointment BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Ghulam Sarwar said on Saturday that Justice Retired Tahir Ali Shah is closely associated with the Pakistan...
12/12/2014, 12:22 OUTPOST
gilgit-sher-jehan-mir-takes-oath-as-first-interim-cm BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Sher Jehan Mir became the first interim chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] on Friday as he was sworn in. Governor...
11/12/2014, 22:47 OUTPOST
we-faced-media-trial-throughout-complains-shah BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: We faced media trial throughout, complained Mehdi Shah as he delivered his farewell speech in Press Club on...
11/12/2014, 15:00 OUTPOST
rehmat-aziz-chitrali-receiving-gold-medal-from-journalist-foundation BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD:  Rahmat Aziz Khan Chitrali has been awarded Gold Medal and Pride of the Nation Award 2014 by Journalist Foundation...
11/12/2014, 09:46 OUTPOST
sc-suspends-atc-gilgit-judgment BY SOHAIL KHAN ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed all the authorities concerned not to implement the sentence awarded by a...
10/12/2014, 18:11 OUTPOST
ex-law-minister-speaks-out-his-heart-but-at-11th-hour BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Ali Madad Sher, who was law minister in the outgoing Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] government, has threatened federal...
09/12/2014, 22:15 OUTPOST
sher-jehan-mir-caretaker-cm-akbar-taban-new-governor BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Renowned banker, Sher Jehan Mir, has been appointed caretaker chief minister of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B], official sources...
07/12/2014, 22:30 OUTPOST
underhand-deal-will-cm-find-a-suitable-cm BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An underhand deal has reportedly been struck by the chief minister Gilgit - Baltistan [G-B] Mehdi Shah with the leader of...
06/12/2014, 21:15 OUTPOST
bilawal-to-stay-away-from-politics-zardari LAHORE - The PPP’s de facto Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday announced in a party meeting at Bilawal House that Bilawal Bhutto would not be allowed...
05/12/2014, 17:39 OUTPOST
mou-signed-kiu-prcs-to-raise-100-000-volunteers-by-2016 BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An agreement was signed between Pakistan Red Crescent Society [PRCS] and Karakoram International University [KIU] on...
04/12/2014, 08:30 OUTPOST
constitutional-status-pervaiz-rasheed-s-remarks-cause-outcry-in-g-b BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Political awareness for ‘constitutional identity’ has reached new heights this week in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B]. This...
03/12/2014, 19:40 OUTPOST
lawyers-demand-constitution-for-gilgit-baltistan BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Senior lawyer Shehbaz Khan has said that if a governing system guaranteed under a “constitution” is introduced for Gilgit...
02/12/2014, 18:03 OUTPOST
court-asks-geo-tv-to-stop-media-trial-of-gilgit-courts BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A court in Gilgit on Monday asked Geo TV management to stop media trial of Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] courts. The...
01/12/2014, 07:52 OUTPOST
petrol-price-tumbles-by-rs9-66-a-litre BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Following the cuts, the price of High Speed Diesel (HSD), which is widely used in heavy vehicles, has been slashed by...
30/11/2014, 18:56 OUTPOST
constitutional-limbo-set-to-engulf-gilgit-after-dec-10 BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Though hardly 10 days remain before Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] government steps down after completing its term, no...
28/11/2014, 21:44 OUTPOST
more-relief-on-cards-fuel-prices-may-go-down-by-rs10  BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Yet another relief for the masses is on the way in the shape of reduced fuel prices. The new price of High...
27/11/2014, 20:52 OUTPOST
strengthening-partnership-on-pakistan-icimod-day BY OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Ministry of National Food Security and...
26/11/2014, 17:52 OUTPOST
gilgit-skardu-road-committee-recommends-drastic-steps-before-snowfall-season BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A committee, mandated to recommend measures for Gilgit – Skardu road improvement, has suggested drastic measures ahead of...
24/11/2014, 22:43 OUTPOST
first-suspected-ebola-case-emerges-in-pakistan BY SHAMSUL ISLAM FAISALABAD: A man in Chiniot was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and has been kept under isolation, with doctors...
24/11/2014, 08:49 OUTPOST
as-election-draws-close-voice-for-rights-escalates BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As elections draw to a close in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B], demands for constitutional rights for the region have...
22/11/2014, 20:52 OUTPOST
wait-till-2018-for-elections-nawaz BY ABDUL MANAN ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said 2018 would be the year for Pakistanis to judge and decide which political party...
21/11/2014, 22:31 OUTPOST
constitutional-rights-g-b-lawyers-call-army-to-step-in OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Lawyers in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] on Friday called Pakistan army to step in to ensure constitutional rights for the people...
20/11/2014, 17:58 OUTPOST
trophy-hunting-markhore-tops-the-list-as-quota-auctioned BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Markhore attracted the highest bid as Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] government on Thursday auctioned quota for trophy hunting...
19/11/2014, 19:13 OUTPOST
sindh-assembly-passes-resolution-against-imran-khan-over-remarks-against-sindhis BY HAFEEZ TUNIO KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for...
18/11/2014, 18:02 OUTPOST
pakistani-traders-treated-unfairly-at-chinese-emigration BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A trader heading chambers of commerce in Gilgit – Baltistan on Tuesday complained Chinese authorities at emigration and...
15/11/2014, 22:54 OUTPOST
sbp-lowers-interest-rate-to-9-5 BY KAZIM ALAM KARACHI: In line with the analysts’ expectations, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) brought down the policy rate by 0.5% to 9.5% on...
13/11/2014, 23:01 OUTPOST
chitrali-youth-develops-multilingual-software BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: A youth from Chitral has developed a software that allows typing in 40 languages being spoken in the country. The man...
11/11/2014, 18:54 OUTPOST
tale-of-horror-how-an-8-years-old-boy-tortured-killed-in-gilgit The cave where the boy was killed and dumped BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: An eight year old boy, murdered by his friends on Sunday in cold blood, had...
10/11/2014, 21:45 OUTPOST
pakistani-schools-federation-observes-anti-malala-day ISLAMABAD: An association of Pakistani schools held an “I am not Malala” day on Monday, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what...
01/11/2014, 21:52 OUTPOST
mobile-phone-services-to-remain-suspended-on-8-9-10-muharram KARACHI: The interior ministry on Saturday decided to suspend mobile phone services in all major cities on the 8th, 9th and 10th of Muharram, Express...
31/10/2014, 19:08 OUTPOST
main-news-petrol-prices-reduced-by-rs9-43 OUTPOST MONITORING ISLAMABAD: Relief for masses finally came on Friday as petrol prices were slashed considerably in Pakistan. It has been reduced by...
30/10/2014, 15:56 OUTPOST
breaking-governor-signs-local-govt-bill-2014 BY OUR CORRESPONDENT  GILGIT: The Gilgit – Baltistan local government bill 2014 attained status of law on Thursday after G-B governor signed...
29/10/2014, 22:22 OUTPOST
nab-files-reference-against-former-pm-raja-pervez-ashraf ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday filed a reference against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for appointing his...
22/10/2014, 18:43 OUTPOST
president-s-gilgit-visit-representation-in-mainstream-politics-assured BY OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday assured the people of Gilgit – Baltistan they would be brought into the mainstream...
21/10/2014, 21:27 OUTPOST
pti-pta-dharnas-behind-price-hike-president-mamnoon  OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: President Mamnoon Hussain, who arrived Gilgit on a two day visit on Tuesday, said the protest rallies in Islamabad...
20/10/2014, 20:03 OUTPOST
sindh-assembly-approves-local-government-amendment-bill KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday approved the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2014 giving the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) the...
20/10/2014, 19:58 OUTPOST
bilawal-remarks-mqm-walkout-from-sindh-assembly KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers staged a walkout from the ongoing Sindh Assembly session on Monday in protest of the Pakistan Peoples...
16/10/2014, 07:25 OUTPOST
govt-apathy-fate-of-local-govt-act-2014-hangs-in-balance OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: As Gilgit - Baltistan [G-B] government draws closer to its end, the fate of local government bill 2014 passed two months ago...
12/10/2014, 19:51 OUTPOST
gilgit-ppp-pushes-workers-to-attend-bilawal-s-karachi-rally OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The regional leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party [PPP] in Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] is pushing its workers to attend the...
09/10/2014, 09:22 OUTPOST
diamer-bhasha-smartest-choice-us  ANWAR IQBAL WASHINGTON: US officials and investors pledged support for the 4,500MW Diamer-Bhasha dam on Wed­nesday, calling it Pakistan’s...
06/10/2014, 23:22 OUTPOST
bilawal-takes-on-altaf-bhai-on-namaloom-afraad    OUTPOST REPORT KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday took on Altaf Hussain of MQM and talked publicly of "Namaloom...
04/10/2014, 16:03 OUTPOST
aggressive-opposition-where-is-pti-in-gilgit-baltistan OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT:  While Pakistan Tehrik Insaf’s [PTI] ‘aggressive opposition’ has stirred Pakistani politics, it is altogether opposite...
03/10/2014, 23:52 OUTPOST
diamer-bhasha-dam-ecnec-rejects-rs101b-for-land-acquisition  BY SHAHBAZ RANA ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) – the country’s highest project approval authority...
03/10/2014, 20:08 OUTPOST
gilgit-van-blast-not-act-of-terrorism-say-ssp-dc Photo of the dynamites recovered from the van after blast. Photo by Hussain Nagri OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: The blast, which left three dead and...
02/10/2014, 19:18 OUTPOST
terrorism-3-killed-9-injured-as-explosive-goes-off-in-a-van Photo: Internet file photo OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT:  At least three people were killed and nine others injured on Thursday as explosive went off...
01/10/2014, 20:36 OUTPOST
threat-alert-terrorist-may-attack-passengers-on-kkh-before-eid  OUR CORRESPONDENT GILGIT: Terrorists have planned attacks on passengers and government officials on Karakoram Highway [KKH] and in Gilgit -...
01/10/2014, 07:53 OUTPOST
good-news-oil-prices-across-pakistan-reduced OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD:  The first day of October has brought a good news for the masses as government on Tuesday slashed oil prices by 2.8...
30/09/2014, 17:48 OUTPOST
lahore-youth-perspective-on-electoral-reforms  OUR CORRESPONDENT LAHORE: A conference upon youth perspective on electoral reforms was held in pearl continental hotel in collaboration with...
30/09/2014, 17:18 OUTPOST
karachi-man-filmed-rehman-malik-flight-expulsion-sackedfrom-job BY MONITORING DESK KARACHI: The person filmed the video of angry airline passengers forcing two lawmakers off a Pakistan International Airlines flight,...
28/09/2014, 22:57 OUTPOST
lahore-rally-steel-nerved-khan-knocks-out-critics-as-mob-responds BY OUR CORRESPONDENT LAHORE: Excitement reached new heights as PTI Chief Imran Khan on Sunday night waved to over 100,000 charged supporters at...
25/09/2014, 17:04 OUTPOST
raheel-sharif-visits-gilgit  RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Gilgit and attended the annual commanding officers conference held at the...
23/09/2014, 08:34 OUTPOST
rizwan-akhtar-named-new-isi-chief RAWALPINDI: The army on Monday promoted former DG Rangers Sindh, Rizwan Akhtar to Lieutenant General and named him the new Director General of the Inter...
15/09/2014, 07:59 OUTPOST
at-least-18-die-as-boat-carrying-wedding-party-sinks-near-multan-by-ap-dawn-com  ISLAMABAD: Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party near Multan in Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others,...
15/09/2014, 01:04 OUTPOST
hashmi-says-oppressors-left-no-option-for-imran-s-return  MULTAN: President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Javed Hashmi Sunday said if a martial law is imposed it will trigger a big rebellion and the...
12/09/2014, 19:28 OUTPOST
exhausted-and-frustrated-pakistani-protesters-want-to-go-home ISLAMABAD: Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home...
12/09/2014, 12:30 OUTPOST
floods-2014-over-100-villages-submerged-in-multan LAHORE / FAISALABAD / BAHAWALPUR / MULTAN: Up to 125 villages in the Multan district were inundated on Thursday as ferocious floodwaters let loose by...
11/09/2014, 19:00 OUTPOST
punjab-govt-to-release-rs100-million-as-flood-rages-on LAHORE: As widespread flooding ravages large parts of Punjab, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif announced on Thursday an aid package of Rs100 million...
31/08/2014, 08:43 OUTPOST
hashmi-leaves-sit-in-to-protest-pti-s-joining-forces-with-pat ISLAMABAD: Minutes before PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s announcement to move the sit-in from D-Chowk to the Prime Minister’s House, an unhappy Javed Hashmi...
30/08/2014, 09:11 OUTPOST
model-town-incident-police-present-challan-in-atc Outpost Monitor Police presented a 50-page challan in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday in which they stated that Gullu Butt was...