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Uloomi Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan to Represent Pakistan at WSOF MMA Championship in Philippines

Uloomi Karim Shaheen, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter hailing from Shimshal valley in upper Hunza district will be facing his Indian opponent Yadwinder Singh at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Global Championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. Uloomi Karim plays for Team Fight Fortress, an MMA training club based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Uloomi Karim from Gilgit-Baltistan to Represent Pakistan at WSOF MMA Championship in Philippines

Uloomi Karim Shaheen, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter hailing from Shimshal valley in upper Hunza district will be facing his Indian opponent Yadwinder Singh at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Global Championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. Uloomi Karim plays for Team Fight Fortress, an MMA training club based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Uloomi Karim is representing Pakistan in the flyweight fight. This is not the first time Uloomi is representing the nation at an international arena, he has been playing at foreign lands for over two years now. He is currently Philippines’ UnderGround Battle (UGB) MMA champion.

Talking to Express Tribune, Uloomi Karim said: “Yadwinder is a traditional wrestler who has transitioned into the MMA, while my strength lies is striking. Hence, the fight won’t just have the Pakistan-India angle to it but will also be a battle of styles.”

Talking about his opponent Yadwinder Singh, who remains undefeated, he added: “Yadwinder and his [Team Relentless] camp are always very respectful and supportive, and we also reciprocate with the same,”

WSOF will be streamed live on wsofgc.com. The matches are scheduled to be started at 3:00 PM PST on 20th July, 016.

GBee Staff keeps you updated with the latest happenings in Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral regions of Pakistan.

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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.”

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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