The mystery of Gilgit manuscripts:

The Gilgit manuscripts are the only corpus of Buddhist manuscripts discovered in the subcontinent Masud Ahmad Khan   Buddhism, with roots in Hinduism, spread rapidly under Mauryas especially during the time of Asoka. Missionaries were sent to Kashmir under Madhyantika, who resided in Kashmir for 20 years and preached Buddhism. During the time of Asoka, […]

Silk Road: A Glance at Archaic Globalization

Abstract Globalization generally refers to the increased interdependence of the world’s economies signified by the circulation of information, money, people and goods across national boundaries. It has of late given rise to the domination of world’s market by a selected number of transnational corporations. However, since time immemorial, different countries were related to one another […]

The Silk Road to Globalisation

For millennia imperial China was regarded by its denizens and as the centre of the world, and the emperor as the nexus between the Earthly and the Divine. Without the Chinese emperor performing rites there would be loss of balance in the universe. When the European colonial powers sent delegations to the Chinese court what […]

Greetings from Gilgit-Baltistan Social Welfare Organization

Team Gilgit-Baltistan Social Welfare Organization congratulates Kumail Abbas (Executive Member Gilgit-Baltistan Social Welfare Organization) and other candidates from Gilgit-Baltistan for their success in the Combine Competitive Examination 2017-18.

Hegemony and its malaise

Human society is different from biological organisms or animal kingdoms because the former cannot be explained through universal laws, whereas the latter two follow universal laws and instincts respectively. The reason why human societies cannot be explained through fixed laws is that humans are capable of creating complex social structures and ideas. It is this […]

The Gilgit-Baltistan question

A provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan, conditional on the final resolution of the Kashmir conflict on the basis of a plebiscite, shall not take away from Pakistan’s principled stand in the UN As the Prime Minister made his way to the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, as it was known then, he was greeted along the way by […]

GB Order 2018 is not a step forward

Last week saw developments of truly historic proportion transpiring in the country. In a matter of days, the 31st Constitutional Amendment got passed by the Parliament and the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Assembly. The people of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) now await just a signature of the President for the region to formally get inducted […]

Govt ready to accommodate more Gilgit-Baltistan demands: Abbasi

GILGIT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the newly promulgated Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 has transferred all the powers to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan who will enjoy similar rights which the people of other provinces have without any discrimination. “All subjects under the 18th Constitution Amendment have been shifted to the Gilgit-Baltistan government, yet […]