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Gilgit is the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan, region of Pakistan. The city is located in a broad valley near the confluence of the Gilgit River and Hunza River.

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Pakistan could be next polio-free country: WHO
Health

Pakistan could be next polio-free country: WHO

Islamabad, Oct 25 A top official of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Pakistan could be the ...

Indian diaspora in Canada holds protest against Pakistan sponsored terrorism
International

Indian diaspora in Canada holds protest against Pakistan sponsored terrorism

Indian diaspora on Saturday staged a protest outside Pakistan Consulate, Toronto Canada to register their protest over Pakistan's attack and invasion on October 22, 1947.

Pakistan was created as 'completely strategic move', not due to communalism: Cultural Secretary
National

Pakistan was created as 'completely strategic move', not due to communalism: Cultural Secretary

The narrative which has built-up after the partition of the Indian subcontinent is based on some preconceived notions, and the moment you start looking at why this historiography has developed, you will release many things, said Cultural Secretary Raghvendra Singh on Thursday.

Activists to stage protests in England on anniversary of Pakistan's invasion of J-K
International

Activists to stage protests in England on anniversary of Pakistan's invasion of J-K

Protests will be held outside the Pakistani diplomatic bodies in England on Thursday to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Pakistani invasion of Jammu and Kashmir on October 22, 1947, said Gilgit Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja.

'Gilgit Baltistan not part of Pakistan, its laws do not apply': Protestors demand release of political prisoners
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'Gilgit Baltistan not part of Pakistan, its laws do not apply': Protestors demand release of political prisoners

Protests demanding the release of political prisoners, including a prominent local activist Baba Jan, have entered the third week in Gilgit Baltistan with protestors questioning the draconian law under which the activists have been arrested, saying the region is not a part of Pakistan and its law does not apply here.

Kashmir: A Flawed Historical Narrative
International

Kashmir: A Flawed Historical Narrative

Advancing the date of India's partition and dispensing with the phased withdrawal of the British administration and its forces cost India dearly. The communal conflagration that ensued and the festering Kashmir dispute was no unintended consequences of this decision.

Pak PM, Army trying hard to stop peaceful anti-government rally
International

Pak PM, Army trying hard to stop peaceful anti-government rally

As the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) parties prepare for the peaceful anti-government rally in Punjab that will be held on October 16, the Pakistan Army and Prime Minister Imran Khan are trying hard to stop the protest.

Dissidents blame military intervention in politics for Pak's multiple crises
International

Dissidents blame military intervention in politics for Pak's multiple crises

Terming Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as a "military puppet", Pakistani dissidents have blamed the military-dominated hybrid system for country's multiple crises.

China along with its allies turn blind eye on persecution of Islam in East Turkestan
International

China along with its allies turn blind eye on persecution of Islam in East Turkestan

The persecution of Islam in East Turkestan by China is unparalleled. The demolition of thousands of mosques and the prohibition of religious symbols go hand-in-hand with the establishment of concentration camps and human-rights violations qualify as genocide, said South Asian Democratic Forum members.

Amid Pak Army chief's visit to PoK, locals take to streets demanding release of '14 sons of Hunza'
International

Amid Pak Army chief's visit to PoK, locals take to streets demanding release of '14 sons of Hunza'

A protest was organised in Aliabad Hunza of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with people demanding the release of 14 local men, including political leader Baba Jan, who were jailed in 2011 for 'inciting' people against the government.

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