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SEA BUCKTHORN, A MIRACLE PLANT IN GB.

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article image Orange berries, long silver-gray leaves, dense, stiff and thorny branches and with beautiful appearance, the magical plant, sea buckthorn is famous not only for its nutritious berries, it is multi-purpose plant used for medicinal, ornamental and environmentally friendly plant and has been used around the world for water and soil conservation, land rehabilitation and reclamation, […]…Read More

PSF’s ‘Mobile science labs will cover to FATA, GB’ soon

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Science labs of PSFregularly travel to schools, colleges with little to no adequate science facilities to set up exhibitions in smaller districts. The government consented to add up to 10 more trucks in the science caravan into the convoy of nine ‘Mobile Science Talent Farming Labs’ under Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) of Pakistan Science […]…Read More

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Preservation of endangered medicinal plants of GB

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Medicinal plants have the old history of human use. The oldest written evidence of medicinal plants usage for preparation of drugs has been found on a Sumerian clay slab from Nagpur, approximately 5000 years old. The use of herbs to treat disease is almost universal among non-developed societies and is often more affordable than purchasing modern pharmaceutical. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the population of some Asian and African countries presently…Read More

Coca-Cola, UNDP to fund water project in GB

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Coca-Cola company has partnered with UNDP for the "New World" programme, focused towards community water stewardship and adaptation to climate change. Under this Rs. 16 million program, Coca-Cola will partner with reputed NGO, Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO), for integrated water resource management, safe drinking water and sanitation services in Gilgit-Baltistan. Targeted outputs of this project include irrigation of 355 hectares of…Read More

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PTA set to auction WLL in AJK, GB

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued an information memorandum (IM) available to be purchased of wireless local licenses (WLL) in Azad Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Biltistan (GB), which would be organized on end of this year. As indicated by the IM, PTA is wanting to embrace a bartering to honor licenses/rights to utilize range in the 1,900 MHz and 3.5 GHz groups with the order to set up, keep up and work WLL administrations crosswise over AJK and GB. The…Read More

| AJK | auction | GB | PTA | set | WLL

Japan helps GB agriculturists build momentous benefits

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been chipping away at a four-year pilot venture for "Advancement of Value Added Fruit Products in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). The GB natural product cultivators were given legitimate preparing of their natural organic product items through great bundling and better showcasing methods. The Japanese government gave specialized and budgetary bolster, which expanded agriculturists’ earnings. Under the undertaking, a few…Read More

PTA set to auction WLL in AJK, GB

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued an information memorandum (IM) available to be purchased of wireless local licenses (WLL) in Azad Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Biltistan (GB), which would be organized on end of this year. As indicated by the IM, PTA is wanting to embrace a bartering to honor licenses/rights to utilize range in the 1,900 MHz and 3.5 GHz groups with the order to set up, keep up and work WLL administrations crosswise over AJK and GB. The…Read More

| AJK | auction | GB | PTA | set | WLL

Deforestation in GB

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FOREST cover is deficient in Pakistan. It has 4.5 per cent cover of the total land area, while to boost economic development a country needs at least 25 per cent of its total size. Most of the forest cover is found in Kashmir, KP and the Himalayan mountain ranges, but a major part of the Karakorum and Hindukush mountains in Gigit-Baltistan are barren due to high elevation and lack of rainfall in the monsoon season. Gilgit-Baltistan experiences extreme cold during winter which usually…Read More

Deforestation in GB may damage environment

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The recent hike in illegal cutting of tree started after a controversial notification by former Prime Minister, Pervaiz Ashraf under which authorities allowed to dispose of 4 million cubic feet of felled timber already cut legally or illegally in district Diamer of Gilgit Baltistan. The controversial lifting of decades old ban on transportation of felled timber has provided an opportunity to timber mafia to chop more trees in the area. Environmentalists fear that…Read More