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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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AKAH Celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2019

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A Hunza school girl at Al Murtaza School in Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan
AKAH in collaboration with other AKDN and government agencies is campaigning for “Clean Hands for All”. Photo: Imran Hunzai / AKDN

Aga Khan Agency of Habitat (AKAH) in close coordination with other Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, Government Departments, civil bodies and media groups celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2019. 

A number of activities and events were designed and organized at the school level across districts in Gilgit- Baltistan. These activities aimed at campaigning for better hygiene. 

school kids in Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee School Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan
Global Handwashing Day 2019: Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, through its School Health Improvement Programme (SHIP), is sensitizing school children and management across vulnerable communities for hygienic practices, including handwashing with soap.
A Hunza kid washing hands
AKAH is spreading smiles through providing access to safe drinking water and educating communities for handwashing with soap, under its Water And Sanitation Education Programme (WASEP), to prevent diseases and save lives.
AKESP Global Handwashing Day 2019
Students at AKES, P school in Chatorkhand are demonstrating handwashing in an event organized to campaign for hygienic practices on Global Handwashing Day.
school kids in Al Murtaza School Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan
The students of AKES, P school in Murtazabad Hunza are learning the steps of Handwashing with the help of health hygiene trainers.
Representatives of AKDN on Global Handwashing Day 2019
Representatives of AKDN agencies emphasized addressing “Handwashing disparities to prevent diseases and save lives”, in events organized to mark Global Handwashing Day, 2019.
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Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) appoints its first-ever female CEO

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Mehnaz Parveen, CEO, KADO Hunza
Cover Photo Credits: Jamil Alvi

Karakoram Area Development Organization, better known as its acronym KADO, has appointed Mehnaz Parveen as its first-ever female CEO. The vacant position of Chief Executive Officer at KADO Hunza was announced on 2nd August 2019.

Mehnaz Parveen, the new CEO of KADO Hunza, is a resident of Passu, Gojal. She has been working at Foundation for Arts, Culture & Education (FACE) as a Director and Institute for Preservation of Arts and Culture (IPAC) prior to FACE. She has also been associated with Indus Blues as a Production Designer. Indus Blues is an award-winning Pakistani documentary that focuses on the fading musical instruments in Pakistan.

Mehnaz Parveen holds a degree in journalism from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. She also studied documentary filmmaking from Madison Area Technical College, Watertown, Wisconsin, USA.

Mehnaz Parveen with Jawad Sharif, director of Indus Blues, and hosts of GEO New’s morning show GEO Pakistan. Photo: Jawad Sharif (Facebook).

She has been in a leading position for Music Mela events in Hunza and Islamabad. Music Mela is an event organized by the Foundation for Arts, Culture & Education (FACE) in collaborations with partner organizations and brands.

Mehaz Parveen is also the co-founder of Seabuckthorn Hunza restaurant which is based in Islamabad’s sector F8. The restaurant serves Hunza Traditional Foods.

The new CEO brings on table years of experience working with indigenous communities from Kalash to Tharparkar. Mehnaz Parveen, during her time at FACE, has worked tirelessly for improving the livelihoods of these indigenous communities and for the promotion of culture and folk music of these areas.

Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) is an indigenous initiative aimed at to improve the socio-economic conditions of people in Gilgit-Baltistan.”

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KADO has been working actively since the mid-90s for the promotion of culture, entrepreneurship and giving training to differently-abled and young people across Gilgit-Baltistan and even Chitral.

With a headquarter based in Aliabad, Hunza, KADO has spent over a billion Pakistani Rupees, mostly grant and aid money, during the past two decades. KADO is currently operating projects like the Gems and Jewellery Development Centre, Karakoram Handicraft Development Project, Hunza Arts and Cultural Forum, Hunza Environmental Committee, Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), Rehabilitation Center and HiMaT ILDP.

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