Monthly Archives: September 2010

Flood damages in Gilgit Baltistan; WWF reports

Gilgit Baltistan covering some 72,696 square kilometer area, administratively distributed into seven districts namely Gilgit, Skardu, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche, Astore and Hunza¬Ā] Nagar also suffered from the flooding. More than 200 people have died; around a hundred thousand are homeless, about 3000 houses have completely smashed and worth million sources of livelihood have been damaged. […]

China’s Discreet Hold on Pakistan’s Northern Borderlands

By SELIG S. HARRISON While the world focuses on the flood-ravaged Indus River valley, a quiet geopolitical crisis is unfolding in the Himalayan borderlands of northern Pakistan, where Islamabad is handing over de facto control of the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region in the northwest corner of disputed Kashmir to China. The entire Pakistan-occupied western portion of […]