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Shulay Maraka: Annual Mehfil-e-Mushaira Held in Ganish Hunza

The annual Mehfil-e-Mushahira under title “Shulay Maraka” was held in Ganish in the central Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan. A number of famed poets, lyricists and literature enthusiasts participated in the event on a rainy evening in the historic town of Ganish. The event was part of annual celebrations of Karawan-e-Adab, one of the largest and currently operational literary society in the Hunza valley.

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Ustaad Sherbaz Khan Hunzai at Shulay Maraka Mehfil-e-Mushaira in Ganish Hunza

The annual Mehfil-e-Mushahira under title “Shulay Maraka” was held in Ganish in the central Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan. A number of famed poets, lyricists and literature enthusiasts participated in the event on a rainy evening in the historic town of Ganish. The event was part of annual celebrations of Karawan-e-Adab, one of the largest and currently operational literary society in the Hunza valley.

Shulay Maraka Mehfil-e-Mushaira in Ganish Hunza

Burushaski poets reciting their poems at Shulay Maraka held in Ganish, Hunza

The event started with poem recitations by upcoming poets. Later, artists like Sherbaz Khan, Zulfiqar Ali Barcha, Wasim Abbas, Aftab Ilmi, Ikram Najmi, Arif Hussain, Irfan Ali Irfan Hunzai and many others recited their fresh poems and Ghazals.

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The program was followed by refreshment for the guests and participating poets. Later, a meeting was held to discuss a formal establishment of a literary society in Hunza to promote Burushaski writers and poets.

Shulay Maraka VideosKutz Kutz Kutz Kutz Bes Meibaan – Zulfiqaar Barcha

Kursi – Wasim Abbas

Videos with thanks to Ikram Najmi of Sujo Hunzo.

Imran Hunzai is a Digital Media Consultant and activist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. When free, he likes to travel, do photography and play Rabab. He also runs a HONY inspired blog called Humans of Hunza. Follow him of Twitter @ihunzai.

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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.”

This story is part of the #GBCProspers campaign by GBee. Send your stories at editor[at]gbee.pk or inbox your story at our Facebook page.

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MMA Fighter from Gilgit-Baltistan to face his Afghani opponent at SLFC

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Shah Nawaz Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan at SLFC

MMA fighter Shah Nawaz is all set to face his Afghani opponent Abdul Wadood Matin at the Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC). The event is scheduled to be held in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 25th January 2019.

This is going to be the first major Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) championship for Shah Nawaz in the year 2019. Shah Nawaz belongs to the Hunza district in Gilgit-Baltistan and represents the Fight Fortress Islamabad.

Other prominent MMA fighters from Gilgit-Baltistan representing Fight Fortress Islamabad include Uloomi Karim Shaheen, Haider Farman, Anita Karim and Zeeshan Shah.

Shah Nawaz, who is originally from Hunza Valley, will travel to the neighboring country of Afghanistan with Ali Sultan, his coach and co-owner of The Fight Fortress Islamabad later this week.

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Player Comparison: Abdul Wadood Matin (Afghanistan) vs Shah Nawaz (Pakistan)

Shah Nawaz has won 2 out of 2 amateur matches. Both of the matches were held at PAK MMA ٖFighting Alliance. He is quite confident to add another win to his name.

He said while talking on social networking platform Facebook”I’ve been training hard for this championship. Abdul Wadood Matin is a good player and he is going to be a tough opponent.”

The matches of Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) will be streamed live on Fight Night Afghanistan’s YoutTube Channel. The match will also be available for TV audience on TOLOTV (Yahsat 1A 52.5°E: 11785-H-27500-5/6 & ST-2 88°E: 10966-V-7300-3/4).

An embedded stream for viewers in Gilgit-Baltistan and rest of Pakistan will be available on GBee’s video section.

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