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Qurban Qazi from Gulmit, Gojal accomplished Bachelors of Networking from MIT Australia


December 09 (Sost Today): Qurban Karim Qazi from Gulmit, Gojal completed Bachelors of Networking from Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Qurban Karim Qazi receiving degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Qurban Karim Qazi receiving degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Before moving to Australia Qurban has worked with Aga Khan University AKU for 12 years. He earned dilploma in Advanced Networking and Security from Australia. During his studies he as worked with some renowned organizations including Acer Australia as engineer and UWS as IT support staff.

Qurban wishes to come back Pakistan and rejoin AKU.

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Gurg Ali from Sost Gojal passed away


Sost Gojal, December 03 (Sost Today): Gurg Ali 70 of Sost, Gojal passed away in Gilgit. He was suffering from Spinal cord infarction since last few months and was hospitalized in Gilgit, where he took his last breath this evening.

His funeral has dispatched to his native village Sost, where tomorrow morning his funeral will be laid to rest.

Gurg Ali left behind a window, three sons and four daughters.

Condolence: Sost Today on behalf of the readers and team of Sost Today express heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Gurg Ali. May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and bless his family the strength to tolerate this loss. [Ameen]

Helmet declared compulsory for motorcyclists in Gilgit Baltistan


By: Hussain Ali

imagesGilgit, December 03 (Sost Today): Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan Younis Dagha released a notification for Deputy Commissioners of Gilgit Baltistan, in which all the Deputy Commissioner has ordered to implement the order immediately in all districts of Gilgit Baltistan.

According to the notification released by the Younis Dagha that wearing helmet has declared compulsory for all motorcyclists in all districts of Gigit Baltistan, especially for the motorcyclist riding on the highways of GB.

Strong action shall be taken against those who violated.

In last few months an alarming increase has been seen in motor cycle accidents in GB.

Chief secretary Gilgit Baltisan Younis Dagha 2 day visit to KNP and KVO conservation area


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 Chief secretary Gilgit Baltisan Younis Dagha with Rehman Posh Chairman KVO


Chief secretary Gilgit Baltisan Younis Dagha with Rehman Posh Chairman KVO

Sost, Gojal : Chief secretary Gilgit Baltisan Younis Dagha visit Khunjerav National Park and Khunjerav Villager Organization conservation area. During his two day stay he visit Khunjerav national park and visit different conservational area under the control of KVO and witnessed Ibex, Blue sheep, Marco Polo Sheep and other wild animals and birds there.  Mr.  Dagha was briefed by the KVO official about the wildlife conservation activates.  He also spent some time in a Wildlife site at Sost, where some wild Fauna and Floras are preserved.

Traffic suspended on KKH for unspecified period


gfgNovember,18 Gilgit (Sost Today):After the Rawalpindi incident of 10th Muharam , tension rose across the country. In a high level session the Government of Gilgit Baltistan took decision to close KaraKourm Highway for traffic due tense situation. The security agencies have expressed concern that the Rawalpindi incident may affect the passengers traveling on Karakorm Highway, so the traffic should be suspended for few days.

According to the police source this decision has made for the security of passengers. After official notification the Dimar police took instant action and suspend the traffic on Karakorm Highway for unspecified period.

Hundreds of travelers stuck in Gilgit and Rawalpindi after the suspension of traffic on Karakorm Highway.

[Travelogue] Taking the High Road


For a few disconcerting moments, the gridlock that ensnared our minivan on the highway linking China to Pakistan sent my mind reeling to the countless hours I’d wasted on Beijing’s perpetually congested, smog-choked ring roads.

But then I stepped out of the vehicle and saw that we were facing an entirely different nemesis.

A few dozen yards ahead, a rivulet of glacial melt from the Kunlun Mountains looming above us had suddenly changed direction, turning the Karakoram Highway into a watery scree course. A line of cargo trucks, taxis and buses snaked toward the horizon.

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Streamlining: G-B government departments reshuffled


GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has made changes in various departments in a bid to streamline its affairs. A summary in this regard has been approved by the chief minister (CM), confirmed a government spokesperson on Monday.

The department of services, for instance, has been separated from general administration. Saad Sikandar will now look after both departments as secretary. Similarly, the departments of prison and information have also been made separate entities. Adviser to CM on Tourism Sadia Danish has been assigned additional responsibilities as minister for information –.

ImageMeanwhile, the regional government has pledged to ensure the remaining days of Muharram pass peacefully. CM Mehdi Shah went around the city on Monday to assess arrangements in place under the security plan for Muharram. During his trip, he met members of the Masajid Board and was briefed about what has been done to defuse tension between sects.

“Masajid Board members briefed the chief minister about the continued efforts made to forge unity,” said Muta Wali, one of the board’s members. The members also met prayer leaders at mosques to urge them to maintain a peaceful environment during the month, he added.

G-B Force Commander Major General Hafiz Masroor also visited the office of the Masajid Board last week to laud the members for their role.

Source the Express Tribune

Gilgit-Baltistan youth Congress Women Team represents of Gilgit Baltisan at national level games


By Aafaq Balawar

Islamabad: Gilgit-Baltistan Youth Congress (GBYC’s) Women Team Represents of Gilgit-Baltistan on 9th National Championship in Capital of Pakistan in the first time in the history of Gilgit-Baltistan. Woman Team Played against Pakistan Army Young Rising Star and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) .

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Gilgit Baltistan football association encouraged GBYC’s women’s team and promised to provide full assistance in future.

Family Health workers on protest at Hunza


By:Mr.Ismail Uddin

Aliabad Hunza(ST): Employees of family health worker Aliababad Hunza are demonstrating against their right for the release of dues at college road Aliabad Hunza. The ministry of health  Gilglit Baltistan has not yet for the last six months. the demonstrateor were charging slogans, with waving placards, pamphlets. Few of the workers said that the Government officials are not considering their demands and they will be on portest till the authorities consider their demands. In addition, majority of the employees are working on contract basis so they are demanding to regularize their duty.

Proposed Kashgar-Gwadar trade corridor


Pakistan-China-480x238LAHORE: Pakistan plans to establish industrial parks and economic zones along the proposed Kashgar-Gwadar trade corridor that will connect China’s western autonomous regions with Balochistan, official sources said on Thursday.

As per the alignment of Kashgar-Gwadar or Pak-China Motorway, this trade corridor will be around 2,000km long within the territory of Pakistan, crisscrossing snow-caped mountains, narrow valleys, lush green fields, sand dunes and dry hills. Continue reading