AIG Ashraf Noor, gunman killed in Suicide attack in Peshawar
Additional Inspector General of police, Ashraf Noor, his gunman were martyred and six police personnel were injured in a...
Construction of Diamir Bhasha dam government’s priority: Ahsan
Minister for Planning and Development, and Interior Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday stressed that the government was highly prioritising construction of...
PM ‘s successful visit to GB unnerve political opponents: Farooq Mir
PML-N Secretary Information of Gilgit Baltistan, Farooq Mir here on Monday said the recent successful visit of Prime Minister...
The great escape: GB jail inmates dug their way to freedom
In a scene straight from a hollywood movie, on February 27, 2015, four prisoners attempted to break out of Gilgit Jail, after digging a hole in a wall and effectively making their escape. As Interim Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Sher Jehan Mir and other top officials visited the jail on... Read more
The Great Escape: Wardens brainwashed by inmates
Gilgit: Militants who escaped in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) jailbreak had ‘brainwashed’ prison officials into helping them successfully escape, BBC Urdu reported earlier today. On February 26, four prisoners, including two involved in the Nanga Parbat attack on 10 foreign climbers, attempted to escape from G-B jail. During the jailbreak, one... Read more
Fear of the noose drove GB convicts to risk jailbreak
The fear of being sentenced to death by a military court is what spurred two suspects charged with the Nanga Parbat base camp massacre, along with two other prisoners, to risk a jailbreak in Gilgit, investigators stated to the media. In his statement to the police, an injured Dilbar,... Read more
Gilgit jail break fugitive escapes again
A massive search operation is underway to re-arrest two convicts who managed to escape by breaking a police cordon after fleeing the district jail Gilgit early Friday. The escapees managed to escape the police barrier in Snichar’s Shab Minawar area after a crossfire exchange with local police during which a... Read more
Gilgit jailbreak: Escaped militants yet again elude Security Forces
Gilgit: two fugitives managed to break a siege of security forces on Friday capture in suburban Gilgit on Saturday. Earlier, two militants, Habibur Rehman and Liaquat alias Akhtar escaped from the prison on Friday left one militant, Bilal, dead and another, Dilbar, injured. Read: Gilgit jailbreak: Two convicts flee, one killed Habibur Rehman... Read more
Gilgit Jailbreak: Nanga Parbat attack suspect still missing
Gilgit: Key suspects of Nanga Parbat 2013 massacre of nine foreign climbers, escaped from the Gilgit district jail on Friday. In 2013 militants clad in paramilitary uniforms stormed the Nanga Parbat base camp and shot dead nine mountaineers, five Ukrainians, three Chinese and a Russian along with Pakistani guides. Janud-e-Hafsa faction... Read more
Gilgit jailbreak: Two convicts flee, one killed
At least four inmates of Gilgit’s District Jail overnight tried to escaped by breaking the main gate of the premises. According to jail officials, four priioners tried to break the jail, two of them managed to flee; one was killed and the other was arrested in wounded state. The official... Read more
Pakistan trains elite mountain cops unit
Police in Pakistan’s far north have set up a special high-altitude unit in a bid to entice back climbers after a group of foreign mountaineers were massacred by militants in the region in 2013. The new 50-strong unit will be trained by professional climbers and equipped with special gear... Read more
Imran Khan threatens yet another street protest
PTI chief Imran Khan earlier yesterday said Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N government has started pre-poll rigging in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) by nominating Barjees Tahir as governor, and warned of taking to the street if rigging took place. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman said that Nawaz has appointed his own ‘umpire’ but PTI... Read more