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Restoration of Kot Diji Fort planned (Sindh)

KARACHI: The neglected fort in Kot Diji, which dates back to the eighteenth century, may embrace its former glory as a substantial amount has been allocated in the Sindh budget for its uplift.

The Kot Diji Fort, which was built by the Talpur ruler Mir Suhrab in 1790 AD, has been in a deplorable condition for a long time. The fort is situated on the foot of Rohri Hills in Khairpur district. It was occupied by different dynasties in different periods of time and once housed the armies of Soomro and Samma

A peek into the master plan for restoration of Makli

KARACHI: Historical necropolis of Makli has been under the process of restoration and preservation under a master plan unveiled by Sindh culture department three months ago. The plan, which had been under preparation since six years, provides detailed strategy for the conservation of one of the largest necropolises of the world.

Green Pakistan Program: Forestation underway across GB

GILGIT: Minister Forest, Wildlife and Environment Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Imran says forestation is underway under Green Pakistan Program.

Talking to Radio Pakistan Gilgit correspondent on Monday, he said federal government has released 270 million rupees as first installment out of 440 million rupees allocated to Gilgit Baltistan under the program.

How can Pakistan implement Climate Change Act 2016 to overcome the dire results of Climate Change?

On 16th March, 2016 Pakistan Climate Change Act was passed by the Parliament of Pakistan and then the Senate of Pakistan; with an objective to help the country progress and attain sustainable goals. New institutions were formed: the Pakistan Climate Change Council, Pakistan Climate Change Authority and Pakistan Climate Change Fund. Elaborating the role of the new institutions, Zahid Hamid Federal Minister for Climate Change, said that; Climate Change Council will be chaired by the prime minister, chief secretaries of Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK and representatives of non-governmental organizations, scientists and researchers as its members. No doubt it was a historic moment that such a good initiative was taken by the government for the first time; to reduce the

Freestyle polo continues to thrive in G-B, Chitral

ISLAMABAD (Awesome Pakistan News): While others may play other games, the king of games is the game of kings – is an adage associated with polo, considered to be one of the most popular sports of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Chitral for centuries. Polo has brought together people of these ancient valleys from times when there were no jeeps plying the narrow, precarious roads in the region. Despite the advances of the modern world, this ancient sport continues to bring jubilation and fanfare to the people of the region once in a year at Shandur, Babusar Top and twice in Gilgit, Skardu, Ghizer and Diamer.

Oversees Pakistani holds ‘Apna Pakistan’ Conference in Kuwait to bring tourism investment

ISLAMABAD: Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) participated as Chief Guest in the “Apna Pakistan” Tourism Conference held in Kuwait.

Kalash `Suri Jagek’ tradition to be added to UNESCO heritage list

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Monday accepted the nomination of Kalash practice of ‘Suri Jagek’ filed by Pakistan for placing it at ‘UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding’.

‘Suri Jagek’ is a traditional Kalash metrological and astronomical practice of observing the sun, the moon, stars and shadows with respect to the local topography.

Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

HUNZA (Awesome Pakistan News): In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival.

Baksh Dil Khan, a retired schoolteacher is saddling his horse as his wife sprinkles a pinch of flour over the animal for good luck, worried that the snowfall that blankets the Chapursan Valley will make the day’s match too treacherous.

Powerhouse built in GB through trophy-hunting money

Gilgit (AwesomePakistan.Net)–as been built through the Markhor Trophy fund, was inaugurated on Sunday. In this connection, a ceremony of was held at Sassi Haramish. Dr Iqbal, minister for Law and works was the chief guest on the occasion. Sajad Haider, secretary forest and wild life, Zafar Waqar Taj, secretary water and power, Deputy Commissioner Shigar Wali Khan and other officials attend the ceremony.

The 350 kilowatts powerhouse, which has become operational, would provide electricity to around 4,000 people of Haramosh valley in district Gilgit.

Capital losing green cover

ISLAMABAD (AwesomePakistan): The capital is gradually losing its greenery despite the fact that the government launches mega plantation drives annually under which thousands of saplings are planted in every nook and cranny of the city.

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) shows great enthusiasm during the plantation phase, with officials posing for photos while planting saplings. However, this passion ebbs shortly thereafter.

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