Two Indian spies were arrested by security forces from an area along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gilgit-Baltistan region on Friday. The spies were handed over to G-B police, which recovered Indian currency, identify cards and other documents from the spies. Gilgit SSP Raja Mirza Hassan alleged the duo belonged to India-occupied Kashmir and had been forcibly sent to Pakistan for spying.
Twenty-six passengers, including women and children, were killed Monday morning after a passenger bus fell into a river in Gilgit-Baltistan. The vehicle was heading to Skardu from Rawalpindi before it fell into the Indus River. There were no survivors.Nine bodies have been taken out while rescue teams from Skardu and Gilgit are on their way to Rondu to retrieve the other bodies.
Pakistan and Germany have signed a financing agreement for Hydro power and Renewable Energy Phase-II worth Rs. 2,145.29 million. Under the agreement, German Development Bank will provide grant assistance worth 12.5 million Euros to the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and Agha Khan Rural Support programme. The project has two components i.e the hydro power component and, the biodiversity component.