Numerous Gilgit-Baltistan Developments Announced

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has announced numerous development projects and plans for Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. During a public meeting at Lalak Jan Stadium in Gilgit, the PM told the session that tourism would be promoted in Gilgit-Baltistan and mineral resources would be explored for the development…

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Nepali Women Set World Record on K2

Photo credits: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/ According to Himalayan Women Welfare Society, three Nepali women mountaineers successfully summitted K2 (8,611m). This is the first successful expedition by a team of women on K2, setting a new world record on Saturday 27th of July 2014. Maya Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa…

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Colourful Silk Route Festival Concludes

A colourful exciting three days Silk Route Festival in Gojal, Hunza district has been concluded. A large number of locals and foreign visitors including Ambassadors from Ukraine‚ South Korea‚ North Korea and Azerbaijan joined the festival.  Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan welcomed the guests in traditional spirit. People gathered at Rakaposhi view point…

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UNESCO Award for Khaplu Palace

The historic Khaplu Palace in Baltistan’s district Gangche got the “UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award 2013 for Cultural Heritage Conservation”. The award ceremony was held at the Khaplu Palace to recognize the efforts of Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan. The Khaplu Palace was built in 1840s by Raja of Khaplu. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation…

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