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 match.college 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
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.
Chaired 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
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.
He 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
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Sost ,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)
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.
A 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
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.
The 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