HUNZA VALLEY: The jeep bumps along a sloppy mud road carved between Pakistan’s northern mountains, its tyres running with breathtaking precision along the very edge, where nothing but air lies between them and the snake-like river winding hundreds of feet below. More than 3,000 metres (around 10,000 feet) above sea level the vehicle has no room for error, its other side just inches from scraping along the rock face, its passengers worriedly monitoring how anxious the driver appears. For his part, Shahid Karim spends as…
LONDON: Renowned British historian and author William Dalrymple has said the northern areas of Pakistan are the best place and most fascinating tourist destinations. He was speaking on Wednesday at an event "Pakistan: Travel's Best Kept Secret" held at the Pakistan High Commission in London jointly organised by the diplomatic mission and Wild Frontiers founder Jonny Bealby. William Dalrymple shared a fascinating account of his family visit to northern areas of Pakistan recently. He said be it places, food or local…
GILGIT: Earthquake jolts measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale were felt here in the city and surrounding areas in the wee hours of Thursday morning. According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epicenter of the quake which struck on early Thursday morning was located 35 kilometres southwest of Skardu at the depth of 15 kilometres. Following the jolts, people came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses of the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported in aftermath of the jolts.…
KARACHI: Due to air space restriction in northern areas, Pakistan International Airline (PIA)'s 28th September flights to Gilgit and Skardu will operate earlier than their scheduled timings.
CHITRAL: The Chilam Joshi festival will be held from May 12 to 16 in the Kalash Valley, located some 27 kilometers from here. The festival commemorates the arrival of summer and celebrates the abundance of dairy products during the season.
276 killed in Pakistan after massive quake hits region with epicentre in Afghanistan — 60km from Chitral
ISLAMABAD: A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has struck major cities of Pakistan, leaving at least 276 people dead and injuring over 1300 people. The quake was also felt in the neighbouring countries of the region.
PAKISTAN: Recent rainfalls across the northern areas of the country and Islamabad, Rawalpindi caused the temperature to drop ahead of the approaching winter.
ISLAMABAD: Heavy snowfall in parts of northern areas of the country has stranded several visitors and tourists, thus cutting food supply to the affected areas.