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Army Jawan from Astore Embraces Martyrdom as a result of Indian Army Firing at LoC

According to a latest press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), two Pakistan Army soldiers have embraced martyrdom at Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir. According to details, Indian Army started cross border firing at about 2:30 AM on Thursday. One of the Army Jawans, who gave their lives to protect the nation, was from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Army Jawan from Astore Embraces Martyrdom as a result of Indian Army Firing at LoC

According to a latest press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), two Pakistan Army soldiers have embraced martyrdom at Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir. According to details, Indian Army started cross border firing at about 2:30 AM on Thursday. One of the Army Jawans, who gave their lives to protect the nation, was from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Havildar Jumma Khan had been inducted into Pakistan Army 16 years ago. He was married and had one son and two daughters.

Photo of Shaheed Havildar Jumma Khan

Photo of Shaheed Havildar Jumma Khan

Naik Imtiaz, the other Army Jawan who embraced martyrdom, belonged to Faisalabad. He was also married and had three daughters.

Photo of Shaheed Naik Imtiaz

Photo of Shaheed Naik Imtiaz

The Shaheed Army jawans will be be laid to rest in their respective hometowns.

The images of both Jawans were published on ISPR’s website and social media channels. A statement on ISPR’s Facebook page was published on Thursday evening.

There has been no surgical strike by India,instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.

The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects.This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.

However, India insists that its army  has destroyed terror launchpads in surgical strikes along LoC. In

Funeral prayers in absentia were held in Kashmir, as Tweeted by an independent journalist.

The relations between India and Pakistan are quite tensed after Uri attacks. India accused Pakistan was behind the attacks which Pakistan denied.

Journalism cannot get any lower. Cover of India Today from September, 2016.

Four heavily armed terrorists had attacked an Indian Army base near Uri in the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir on 18 September 2016. It was reported as “the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades”. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed is suspected of being involved in the planning and execution of the attack. At the time of the attack, the Kashmir Valley region was at the center of unrest, during which 85 civilians had been killed and thousands injured in clashes with security forces.

India had warned Pakistan that it may carry out surgical strikes to destroy militant bases supported by Pakistan.

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Young Soldier from Gilgit-Baltistan Embraces Martyrdom at Siachen

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Lieutenant Azhar Abbas from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan has embraced martyrdom in Siachin

A Pakistan Army soldier recognized as Lieutenant Azhar Abbas from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan has embraced martyrdom in Siachin at around 2:00 PM on Thursday.

Lieutenant Azhar Abbas was son of former SSP Yousuf Ali.

He was inducted into Pakistan Army through The Pakistan Military Academy’s PMA 135 Long Course (135 L/C) and was deployed at the World Highest Battlefield of Siachen.

Friends, family and social media users have been showing their grief after the news of his martyrdom was posted on Facebook.

According to some sources, Lt. Azhar Abbas passed away due to high altitude sickness. His body could not yet be sent to Astore due to bad weather.

There has been no word from ISPR so far about the martyrdom of
 Lieutenant Azhar Abbas .

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Introducing #GBCProspers – Stories from Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral

Imran Ahmed Hunzai

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Introducing #GBCProspers - Stories from Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral

Every day when we wake up, we struggle hard to make a name for ourselves, our families and our country. We see a handful of names in the limelight while hundreds and thousands of names remain in an obscurity no matter how big or small that person’s contribution to the society is.

At GBee, we believe that a society cannot prosper without the small yet meaningful contributions of its members.

This is why, we are announcing the launch of an on-going campaign which we are now officially calling #GBCProspers. This campaign aims to celebrate the contributions, small and big, by the common citizens that collectively reflect in the social, cultural, religious, musical and economic prosperity of the mountain communities.

How to access the stories?

The stories published under #GBCProspers campaign can be found on a dedicated topic section. Each story will also be published in its relevant district page on Facebook and GBee’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Alternatively, you can search for the hashtag #GBCProspers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest as well as the stories published in the past.

How to submit a story?

Stories can be submitted at our email editor[at]gbee.pk with #GBCProspers in the subject, on our WhatsApp number +923555075849 or directly at your relevant district page on Facebook.

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Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon swears in as the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan

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Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has sworn in as the 7th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. He was appointed by President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi after the resignation of Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan.

The former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan’s resignation was accepted by the President, which came a few days after a video scandal surfaced.

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon

Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman and Chief Justice Javed Iqbal during oath-taking ceremony of Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon as the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Governor House in Gilgit

The caretaker Chief Justice of Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan Justice Javed Javed Iqbal took oath from the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan who hails from Skardu district in the Baltistan region.

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon as the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Governor House in Gilgit

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon taking oath as the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Governor House in Gilgit

The appointment letter was read by Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Babar Hayat Tarar.

The event held at Governor House in Gilgit was attended by Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders, judges, civil servants and the public.

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has formerly served as the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf PTI Gilgit-Baltistan.

He had lost Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections from Skardu in 2015. His defeat came against Haji Akbar Khan Taban who won by just one vote.

According to the infamous GB Order 2018, the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan has to be a local resident.

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