5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Punjab, KPK and Gilgit Baltistan
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted major cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan early Tuesday. Tremors were felt in several...
First phase of 6th Population Census completed
First phase of the ‘6th population and housing census’ completed on Wednesday. In the first phase census teams covered...
‘Meteor’ seen in Gilgit, causes panic
A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan´s mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting...
5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Punjab, KPK and Gilgit Baltistan
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted major cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan early Tuesday. Tremors were felt in several cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Nowshera and Ghizer Valley. People came out of their houses in search of safer places. The earthquake struck at 4:05 am, according to the seismological center.... Read more
First phase of 6th Population Census completed
First phase of the ‘6th population and housing census’ completed on Wednesday. In the first phase census teams covered sixty-three districts across the country. The census teams surveyed various areas till late night to count homeless people in the first block. According to census officials, the house and headcount... Read more
‘Meteor’ seen in Gilgit, causes panic
A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan´s mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting a mysterious light whizzing past and the sound of multiple, powerful blasts. The incident occurred around 9:00 pm, when citizens in the city of Gilgit and the surrounding Ghizer and... Read more
SECP working to enable the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) extended its flagship “JamaPunji” investor awareness drive to the young men and women entrepreneurs of the Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral (GBC) region. According to SECP press statement, it accomplished this by participating in the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) ‘Prosperity Cup’ that was made... Read more
Pak Army establishes helpline to report suspicious terror activity
Pakistan Army has established public helpline to report ‘suspicious’ activities of militants and terrorists on the contact numbers and emails. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, citizens of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan can dial 1135 and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can call 1125 to report any suspicious... Read more
COAS visits Siachen, GB, Goma and laid wreath at Yadgar -e – Shuhada of Gyari
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa  on Thursday visited Siachen and laid wreath at Yadgar -e – Shuhada of Gyari. Addressing Army Jawans COAS said “We owe our independence to sacrifices of our Shuhada. Nothing is nobler than laying one’s life in defence of the motherland.,” Earlier... Read more
Karakoram Highway restored after massive landslide
Traffic between Rawalpindi and Gilgit on Karakoram Highway has been restored for all type of traffic after a massive landslide blocked the road at Jajal Pari in Patten early Sunday morning. It should be mentioned here that the road was blocked for traffic at Jajal Pari due to landslide... Read more
Pakistan experiences excessively above normal rains this winter
Rainfall in the country except Gilgit Bultistan, was recorded excessively above normal during the period of first 26 days of January for this winter. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD),during November 1, 2016 to January 26, 2017, rainfall over the country was remained close to normal, while during the period of November &... Read more
Pakistan to host Alpine International Ski Cup
Pakistan to host the first— Alpine International  Ski tournament in Malam Jabba. Following the Alpine International  Ski tournament in Malam Jabba, the winter sport will be held at Naltar in Gilgit-Baltistan. In the Alpine International  Ski tournament around 12 countries are expected to take parts, which are the first of its... Read more
Torrential rains, snowfall continue nationwide
The Balochistan government  has declared a state of emergency after torrential rains and snowfall continued across the province. Balochistan govt. has established the emergency control room  and the holidays of municipal staff have been canceled to remove snow and rainwater from the streets. Quetta witnessed more snowfall which blanketed the city.... Read more
Pakistan’s regional languages face looming extinction
Around a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar — but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the Pashtun ethnic group that dominates the region. Instead they are exchanging anecdotes and ideas in their native Hindko (literally, “the language of India”) at a conference... Read more
PIA resumes flight operations to Gilgit
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)  has decided to resume flight operations to Gilgit. PIA has obtained a C-130 aircraft from Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for flight operations to Gilgit. Following the directions from the federal government the decision has been taken to operate via C-130. The flight to Gilgit PK-605... Read more
PM approves Diamer Basha dam financial plan
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the financial proposal for Diamer Basha dam so as the physical work on the the project is started before the end of 2017. According to Radio Pakistan, the Prime Minister has approved the financing plan of the Diamer Basha dam. The proposal based on... Read more
Earthquake shakes parts of KP, Gilgit
A earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale was jolted upper parts of the country. The tremors were felt in Gilgit, Peshawar, Swat, Dir, Malakand, Charsadda, Nowshera and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Epicenter of the quake was 30 kilometer deep at Tajikistan-China border. No loss of life and... Read more