Connect with us
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Hunza

Hunza By-Elections to Be Held Tomorrow for GBLA-6 Seat

Elections in Hunza are finally set to be held tomorrow after getting postponed thrice. According to a statement issued by election commission of Gilgit-Baltistan, polling for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly seat from Hunza will be held on 10th September. Security forces including police and Gilgit-Baltistan Scout have been called to maintain peace during the election process.

Avatar

Published

on

Hunza By-Elections to Be Held Tomorrow for GBLA-6 Seat

Elections in Hunza are finally set to be held tomorrow after getting postponed thrice. According to a statement issued by election commission of Gilgit-Baltistan, polling for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly seat from Hunza will be held on 10th September. Security forces including police and Gilgit-Baltistan Scout have been called to maintain peace during the election process.

GBLA-6 seat was vacant after the winner of general elections Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan was promoted to the position of Governor Gilgit-Baltistan. Ever since the by-elections have been postponed thrice due to various reasons. However, the election commission has ensured to carry out elections on the vacant seat this time.

Gilgit-Baltistan Elections 2015

Shah Saleem Khan of PMLN, son of Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Akhon Bai of Awami Workers Party – AWP, independent candidate Col. Ubaid Ullah Baig and independent candidate Naiknaam Karim are expected to have close contest. Other contenders for by-elections include Aziz of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and former speaker GBLA Wazir Baig.

Hunza

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

Avatar

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Education

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

Avatar

Published

on

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.

Join GBee to participate in our community forums and discuss topics about Gilgit, Baltistan, Chitral, Kohistan and Kashmir.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Like us on Facebook

Advertisement

Trending