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Snowfall in Chitral, lowari tunnel shutdown

Chitral, December 24 (ST Eyeball): Overnight heavy snowfall in Chitral has led to the closure of the lowari tunnel, a private news channel reported on Sunday.

Lowari tunnel is only road connecting Chitral to other regions of Pakistan. The snowfall led suspension of communication systems well as the road transport due to the tunnel shutdown for all kinds of traffic.


(S T): A college student was killed at chatorkhand,Gizher on19 December 2013,after a minor dispute during a cricket student call for strike and blocked the road at chatorkhad against the murder of college student. Student back from strike after successful negotiation … Continue reading


(S T Islamabad): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Tariq Fatemi, has said development of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor is a matter of high priority for both sides and the work on the projects is in full-swing, … Continue reading

WWF-Pakistan,GB Tourism Department and SEED celebrate International Mountains Day in Gilgit.

LAHORE – World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) along with GB Tourism Department, Social Economic and Environmental Development (SEED) Project for the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) and Serena Hotel Gilgit, joined hands to celebrate International Mountains Day in Gilgit by organizing a seminar on “Mountains: key for sustainable future” attended by people from different walks of life including academia, government departments, civil society organization and media.
ImageThe United Nations General Assembly has declared 11th December as the International Mountain Day to raise awareness on importance of mountains to life.

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China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to enhance cooperation for security in Afghanistan, region

KABUL, Dec. 11:- China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agreed to enhance cooperation during the two-day third round of China- Afghanistan- Pakistan trilateral dialogue which concluded in Kabul on Tuesday, CCTV reported.

ImageChaired by Ambassador Sultan Ahmad Bahin, director general of 3rd Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, director general of Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and Muhammad Iftikhar Anjum, director general of Afghanistan Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, the three sides agreed to cooperate and to maintain the security in Afghanistan and in the region. Continue reading

Pakistan China Economic Corridor to boost Sino-Pakistan ties: Sun Weidong

Islamabad, Dec 8: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that Pakistan China Economic Corridor will boost Sino-Pakistan ties bringing the people of the two countries more close.

ImageHe further said bilateral relations between Pakistan and China will further strengthen with the building of the economic corridor.


Sun Weidong made these remarks while speaking at a cultural show organized by Chinese Overseas Exchange Association and Chinese Embassy in Islamabad on Thursday.

The cultural troupe from the Xinjiang region mesmerized the audience with its performance.

source Nihao Sallam

[Obituary] Bibi Zulaika (Kohik) wife of Nazar Baig from Gircha Gojal passed away

ImageSost ,Gojal November 25 (S T Correspondent) : Bibi Zulaika (Kohik) 55 wife of Nazar Baig from Gircha Gojal has passed away last night here in her native village Gircha. She was suffering form lung disease.

In her mourners she left behind two sons (Gul Baig and Rehmatullah Baig) and four daughters. She was served Ismaili ladies voluntary.

On Behalf of the readers of ‘Sost Today” and our team we extend our heartfelt condolence to her family and other relatives.

May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and bless her family the strength to tolerate this loss (Ameen)

Repeating History Jail warden injured in clash between inmates, officials

GILGIT: A jail warden was injured in a clash between inmates and police officials in Gilgit Jail, located in the residential area of Kashrot on Saturday.

ImageA police official, requesting anonymity, confirmed the incident. The fight broke out when officials tried to lock two key prisoners in a separate barrack in the prison. Other inmates started protesting. Enraged prisoners set a barrack on fire, forcing the police to resort to tear gas and aerial firing, said the official.

Warden Akbar Ali sustained minor injuries as a result of the riot.

Heavy contingents of police and other security personnel reached the site and cordoned the area off to quell the protest. “It’s all over now, the situation is under control,” said the official.

Hearing firing, panic spread among residents who feared it might be a sectarian clash.

In a similar incident last year, inmates torched a portion of the same institute, forcing the government to reconstruct it. Jail security has increased over the years following jailbreak incidents in the region.

Source the Express Tribune

Year 2013-14: Rs826m G-B council budget presented

The annual budget of Gilgit-Baltistan Council worth Rs826 million against revenue target of Rs543 million was presented for the year 2013-14 at Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Friday.

ImageThe deficit will be met through federal grants, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and G-B Chaudhry Barjees Tahir said while unveiling the budget. G-B Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah as the vice chairman of G-B Council chaired the session.

The budget will be passed in the next session on November 26, which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside as chairman of the council.

Out of the total outlay, an amount of Rs325 million was allocated for development spending and the remaining for current expenditures. Continue reading

Chinese Ambassador, Chairman Pakistan-China Institute launch Chinese Language Association at NUML

Sost Today (news source): Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong & Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute launched Chinese Language Association at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday.


The prominent  guests launching ceremony were Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, Sun Weidong, Chinese Cultural Counsellor, Zhang Yingbao, Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute ,Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Rector NUML Major General (r) Masood Hasan, DG Brigadier Azam Jamal and other officials and dignitaries from within and outside the university.

He also appreciated the services of Professor Zhou Rong, an eminent Chinese scholar and journalist, who has been giving voluntary lessons on Chinese language teaching to staff of Pakistan-China Institute.


The ambassador Sun Weidong, speaking on this occasion, said that history of Pakistan-China all-weather relationship is six decades old and each student who is learning or have learnt Chinese language here in NUML guarantees the durable and time-tested relations in future as well.

Source Nihao salam.