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2005-05-28 pt
Saturday, 2005, May 28

SKARDU: President Gen Pervez Musharraf and Prince Karim Aga Khan will inaugurate the historical Shiger Fort in Skardu district. All arrangements have been finalised in this connection and the fort renovated by AKCSP. Chief Secretary Northern Areas Major (retd) Nadeem Manzoor and IGP NAs Sarmad Saeed visited the Shiger Fort and adjoining areas to review the security arrangements. This would be the first ever visit of President Pervez Musharraf and Aga Khan to Shiger. Later, they will proceed to Sost border along with a high-level delegation to inaugurate the Sost Dry Port. [The inauguration was cancelled for bad weather reason]

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV
Shigar Fort

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Shigar Fort

Shigar Fort

Shigar Fort is built upon a massive boulder and is 400 years old. It is locally known as Fongkhar, "Palace on the Rock". Shigar Fort is at the foot of a steep rock formation, on top of which lie the ruins of the original Fort. It was the former royal residence of the Rajas of Shigar.


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