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Sit-In Against Load-shedding in Aliabad Hunza

Businessmen and civil society participate in a sit-in against prolonged power shortage in Aliabad, Hunza. The Hunza valley is facing the worst power-shortage in decades. Earlier, the whole valley went to darkness as the only GB-PWD run hydro power station faced technical issues. Although some parts on Hunza, especially Karimabad, are getting electricity from a temporary petrol-powered generator only upon arrival of high profile government guests, but commercial centers like Aliabad are still facing power shortage since Friday morning.

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Sit-in Aliabad, Hunza against loadshedding
Businessmen and civil society participate in a sit-in against prolonged power shortage in Aliabad, Hunza. The Hunza valley is facing the worst power-shortage in decades. Earlier, the whole valley went to darkness as the only GB-PWD run hydro power station faced technical issues. Although some parts on Hunza, especially Karimabad, are getting electricity from a temporary petrol-powered generator only upon arrival of high profile government guests, but commercial centers like Aliabad are still facing power shortage since Friday morning.
 
Aliabad is an economy and commercial hub in Hunza and according to the protesters, they cannot bear any further loss of business due to this power shortage.
Sit-In Against Load-shedding in Aliabad Hunza
Sit-In Against Load-shedding in Aliabad Hunza
 
Photo: Mueez Shah
Report: Islam Alam.

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Brigadier Inayat Hussain from Hunza promoted to the rank of Major General in Pakistan Army

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Major General Inayat Hussain

Brigadier Inayat Hussain hailing from Ganish town of the central Hunza district has been promoted from the rank of Brigadier to Major General in Pakistan Army. He is the son of Colonel Retired Hadi Hussain.

The promotion board was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi which was presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

He is only the second army official from Hunza to be promoted on the rank of a Major General. Major General (Rtd.) Professor Salman Ali was the first army officer from Hunza to achieve this feat.

About 40 other Brigadiers were promoted to the rank of Major General during the promotion board held at GHQ, Rawalpindi.

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Zulfiqar Essa: Contending for the Hult Prize 2019 with a Million Dollar Idea

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Zulfiqar Essa

“My name is Zulfiqar Essa and I’m from Hyderabad, Hunza. I’m the co-founder of TechScape and previously have been awarded the Global UGRAD scholarship. Currently, I’m working on an idea called “Shirijon” which aims to create over 10,000 jobs in the next decade. I’m collaborating on this idea with my team members from Chitral, Punjab, and Germany.

Recently our idea got selected in the top 35 for HULT Prize 2019 from around two hundred thousand global applications received from across 120 countries. In the next round to be held in Amman, Jordan, we will be competing against young entrepreneurs from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, and other globally known institutions. Our idea is the very first Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC) to make it to the regional round of HULT Prize.

Team Shirijon from COMSATS Islamabad - Hult Prize 2019

Our team from COMSATS University Islamabad is quite excited to participate in the 10th Annual Hult Prize Regional Summit in an attempt to win a $1 million USD as a seed fund. We think that this idea has the potential to change the economy of not only Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral but entire Pakistan as well.”

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