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PTA auctions WLL services in AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan

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article image Staff Report ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has conducted an auction of Spectrum for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) services at Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB). PTCL and LinkDotNet Telecom Limited (LDN) participated in the auction for 3.5 GHz in TR-I (Mirpur Region). The auction was conducted in an open and transparent manner through open outcry method. LDN offered the highest bid of Rs. 10 million during the process and, therefore, was declared the…Read More

PTA confirms entry of 3G/4G services in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The technological access and communication efficiency must reach the far flung areas and rural community for the overall betterment and integration of the society. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recently leaked in their official website that work on 3G and 4G services in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Senior official from PTA said while talking to Technology Times, "The operators have covered most areas of the AJandK and have also extended…Read More

State of floral biodiversity conservation in Gilgit-Baltistan

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article image By Ishtiaq Hussain and Faizan Wazir IN THE Holy Quran, Allah says: And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance’ (Holy Qur’an15:19). Climatic changes are vertically influenced due to high mountain ranges. It has posed serious threats to biodiversity in recent years by exerting direct and indirect impacts on various plant species, affecting reproductive system and species…Read More

Impact of climate change on biodiversity of Gilgit-Baltistan

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article image By Sultan IshaqCLIMATE IS not a stationary phenomenon as it varies from time to time. It is a product of weather which always experiences variations over space and time (Rasul, 2012). Climate change is resulting from a growing concentration of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and uses of fossil fuels and other anthropogenic activities has become a major worldwide concern (Khan, etal 2012). Anthropogenic activities affect the atmosphere and climate in the course of air pollution of greenhouse gases and…Read More

34 seized turtles released to fresh waters in Gilgit

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A consignment of 34 live turtles is confiscated from Pakistan’s northern most "Sust" border between Pakistan and China by the Gilgit-Baltistan Forest, Wildlife and Parks Department, and WWF Pakistan which were being illegally captured and transported to China. These turtles were later released in the fresh water of Korung River, Islamabad."A consignment of 34 turtles was originated from Adiala, Rawalpindi, and was bound to China. The culprit paid a penalty…Read More