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But Hunza and its environs are renowned for something else that is quite extraordinary: At least three-quarters of people in the Valley and virtually all the youths of both genders -- can read and write (in a country where about 55 percent of the
Samina had already achieved legendary status in Pakistan in May of this year, she became the very first woman from her country to scale the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest in Nepal. She is also the third Pakistani to climb Everest (
Over the decades, there have been countless debates about what constitutes the best diet for heath, vitality and longevity. While each group will continue to argue their own choices, biases and opinions, there is absolutely no disputing real, live,
The first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest is to embark on an expedition to summit seven major peaks around the world, to advocate female empowerment and action on climate change. Samina Baig in June became the first Pakistani woman to reach
November 15, 2013 For a few disconcerting moments, the gridlock that ensnared our minivan on the highway linking China to Pakistan sent my mind reeling to the countless hours I'd wasted on Beijing's perpetually congested, smog-choked ring roads.
At least two foreigners were killed while four others injured when a jeep plunged into a ravine on the Silk Road near Ghulmat village on Monday. According to police, the tyre of a Gilgit-bound jeep busted and the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The Chinese government has decided to close the Sino-Pak border for 10 days as part of extra ordinary security measures ahead of its Independence Day celebrations. According to Hunza Nagar police, a notification from the Chinese government said the
A Chinese engineer and a local worker were killed as a result of a landslide near the Attabad Lake...Earlier on May 2, at least one labourer was killed and three others, including two Chinese engineers, were injured in a landslide while working in
The first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest says she wants her achievement to stand as an inspiration to all the women of her troubled country that they can achieve their dreams. Samina Baig last month became the first woman from the South Asian
Pakistan yesterday congratulated Samina Baig on becoming the first woman from the country to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The 22-year-old Baig, from the small town of Shimshal in the Hunza valley in Pakistan's mountainous north, scaled the 8,