Seven stunning photographs of the Bagrote Valley, Gilgit — Pamir Times net

Bagrote is one of the most beautiful valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Located at a short distance from Gilgit city, the region’s capital, the green fields of Bagrote valley are surrounded by gigantic, snow-capped, mountains, glaciers, lakes and forest. A must see valley!! ALL PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY FARMAN KARIM BAIG. View more photos on: http://pamirtimes.net/2015/09/17/seven-stunning-photographs-of-the-bagrote-valley-gilgit/…

Rising temperature: ‘Mountainous regions warming up more rapidly’ — By Shahzad Anwar on Pamir Times Net

ISLAMABAD: Glaciers across the world are seriously threatened by climate change and global warming, warned international experts in a recently-released report. The team of scientists came together as part of the Mountain Research Initiative, a global effort funded by Swiss National Foundation. Scientists from Pakistan, China, US, Canada, UK, Ecuador, Italy, Austria and Kazakhstan took…

Celebrating spring blossom in style / Photos — Pamir Times Net

Senior citizens gathered to celebrate the spring festival, an event initiated by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, a local level community institution. Photo: MountainTV.NET   Spring flowers are sprouting in the higher areas of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, from Shigar to Astore, Phandar to Punial and Hoper to Khapulu. The valleys, across the region, are…

9 stunning photographs of Phandar, the wonder! — Pamir Times net

Phandar is a village located in the Gupis Tehsil of District Ghizer in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Phandar is famous for its stunning beauty as well as its delicious trout fish. Phandar is an important destination on the route to Shandur, which is considered to be the world’s highest polo ground. These photographs show Phandar, the…

Down the slope: Turn right, turn left, repeat as necessary — By Samiya Rafiq on ‘Pamir Times Net, Voices of Mountain Communities’ – Pakistan

Skiing in Pakistan has been in vogue for quite a while. Neighbourhood inhabitants of cold uneven landscape of the northern parts of Pakistan utilized extemporized wooden skis to drive in winters. The first ever-National Youth Skiing Camp was recently organized by Mirza Ali, the founding president of Pakistan Youth Outreach Program. The event is continuity…

Good Governance in Gilgit Baltistan — by Ishtiaq Ahmed Yaad on Pamir Times Net

According to Etounge Manguella “ Good Governance implies presence of rule of Law, safeguard of human right, existence of honest government, accountability, transparency, predictability and openness” While World Bank defines  it as, “A public service that is efficient, a judicial system that is reliable, and administration that is accountable to public”. In the light of…

Skiing from a 6000 meters high peak — Pamir Times net Gilgit-Baltistan

I, Niamat Karim (27) and my younger brother Mansoor Karim (15) belong to Shimshal Gojal  Hunza , one of the beautiful  Valleys  of Gilgit-Baltistan. I am a mountaineer by profession and have been associated with it for the last 13 years. Encountering adventures is my passion and I want to explore new avenues in mountaineering….

Two day Pamiri Arts and Culture Festival begins in Islamabad – Pamir Times Net

Islamabad, February 9: Shina, Burushaski, Balti, Khowar and Wakhi songs were performed by renowned artists from across Gilgit-Baltistan today at the Pamiri Arts and Culture Festival held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad. Among the artists were Manzoor Balti, Naveed Tanha, D. W. Baig, Raza Baig Raza, Muhammad Zia, Fazal Rahmon Shirin Sado, Zakir,…