Monthly Archives: January 2012

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: `Corruption` in compensation being probed

GILGIT: A two-member inquiry team headed by home secretary Gilgit-Baltistan is investigating alleged corruption in distribution of land compensation among landowners to be affected by the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam. Official sources said on Monday Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary Saifullah Chatta, taking notice of complaints by the people, initiated an inquiry against the assistant commissioner […]

Gilgit-based outfit behind killings

Federal Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik has said that a Gilgit-based terrorist group has been involved in recent incidents of target-killings in the City. Maulvi Fazlullah, a leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat has been aiding and abetting the outlaws for attack in the City to spread terrorism. The Federal minister was talking to media here on […]

Gilgit-Baltistan’s biggest corruption scandal unearthed

GILGIT:  An assistant commissioner in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region and his staff have allegedly received commissions and kickbacks worth millions of rupees for preparing fake award lists for the lands in Thore Valley likely to be submerged due to the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam. “The officials, including the assistant commissioner of Diamer, a magistrate (Tehsildar) and […]

Three-day gems and stones exhibition opened

ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan are blessed with a diverse variety of gems and stones, many of which are described as unique in the world. However, this important mining sector is yet to be exploited and facilitated by the government. A three-day gems and stones exhibition opened here at a local hotel to not only […]

JK Art and Culture organizes Writers’ Seminar

Kargil: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Kargil organized a Writers’ Seminar at Academy Hall Baroo, Kargil. 5 paper readers presented their research oriented papers while 12 scholars observed the programme. The paper readers included Abdul Hamid Tanvir who presented his paper on the topic History of Shakar Chikten, Bashir Ahmed Wafa on the […]

The Fai case

Aristotle said that “He would walk the way shown by logic.” Thousands of people have sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of their ideology. Let us look around. We find Musaddeq in Iran, Hasan Nasir and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan, Bhagat Singh, Ashfaq and Sukhdev in India and Maqbul Bhat in our state […]

Terrorism in South Asia

Abdul Hamid Khan Before discussing terrorism, it would be better to talk something about the 21st centuries conflicts, which were also an ugly gift of the last century left to the world unsolved. FOR 20 years or more, a few of us in Pakistan and its occupied Balawaristan (Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan) and Pakistan Occupied […]