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KADO Holds Conference on Prevention of Motor Bike Accidents in District Hunza

Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) in collaboration with District Administration Hunza organized a conference on “Prevention of Motor Bike Accidents in District Hunza”. The local administration heads including Deputy Commissioner (DC), Assistant Commissioner (AC), Superintendent of Police (SP), Chairman KADO and a large number of civil society representatives participated in the conference.

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Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) in collaboration with District Administration Hunza organized a conference on “Prevention of Motor Bike Accidents in District Hunza”. The local administration heads including Deputy Commissioner (DC), Assistant Commissioner (AC), Superintendent of Police (SP), Chairman KADO and a large number of civil society representatives participated in the conference.

The conference aimed to create awareness and define measurable mechanism to decrease the accidents and road safety in the jurisdiction of Hunza district. Chairman KADO formally welcome the guests and participants. In light of the high rate of accidents particularly motor bike accidents on KKH in Hunza district, the chairman has emphases to have coordination among Civil Society organizations and Public Administration to create awareness and mechanism regarding traffic rules and regulation to save precious lives. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Hunza has urged the people to abide by the traffic rules and regulation to avoid the loss of precious lives.

He further pointed that most of the accidents occurred due to carelessness, not using Helmets and other safety nets. He said that the concern departments will take action against who do not follow the necessary rules and directions received from the local administration. Superintendent Police (SP) Hunza praised the organizers of the conference on organizing this informative and most appealing session. He said that police department will ensure measurable steps to minimize the rapid accidents. Police department has already defined a road map in this regard and expecting support and cooperation from the civil society and community for its effective implementation. He further cautioned that those who will violate the rules will be dealt according to law.

The Chief Guest of the conference Deputy Commissioner Hunza emphasized on ensuring effective implementation of the rules and regulation to minimize the reasons of rapid accidents. He said that most of the accidents occurred due to negligence and carelessness. It is the responsibility of each and everyone to abide by the traffic rules. Any single department cannot be claimed for minimizing the accidents unless there is cooperation of civil society. The foremost responsibility rest on the parents and community leaders to educate their children and youth regarding the civic sense. He said that the Local Administration has imposed section 144 on bike riding and other transportation for two months in the jurisdiction of Hunza district.

DC Hunza requested all notables, parents and stakeholders to show their responsibility in minimizing of the fatal accidents in the region. Apart from the guests some notables from the community also expressed their deep concerns regarding this emerging and deadly issue. The speakers urged the local administration to take measurable steps in overcoming the burning consequences and reasons behind this issue.

The conference was concluded with the mutual decisions that; to ensure proper driving license mechanism, prohibit under age driving, ensure vehicle fitness, prohibit without Helmet driving, control over drug and alcohol usage and oversee the overloaded and over speed driving. The local administration together with the police department will soon start a crackdown action against the violator.

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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.

SLFC - Pakistan vs Afghanistan

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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Sonaina Hamiya: Working on Preservation of Burushaski Lanuguage

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Sonaina Hamiya - Working on Preservation of Burushaski Lanuguage

My name is Sonaina and I’m from Aliabad, Hunza. I’ve recently graduated from National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore.

Being a Hunza girl, it came to my realization that Burushaski language is being forgotten and young Burusho, especially those who live in the cities, have adopted other languages as the primary means of communication. These days, the influence of other languages on Burushaski is just tremendous.

To make my contribution to on-going efforts of preserving Burushaski, I did my thesis on “The Preservation of Burushaski language“. This project is a vehicle for expressing my ideas that language is the foremost pillar of society to communicate and a creative structural solution can be provided for its preservation.

My motivation to try preserving my own language in a visual form relates to the fact that many people have been fascinated about Burushaski and researchers have found it to be one of the very few isolated languages. Burushaski has still no standard writing system. There isn’t a lot of written literary work but a number of oral traditions have been collected. Burushaski continues to be a language of self-identification among its speakers and despite many efforts, this fascinating language is endangered.

My aim through this project is to preserve Burushaski language through visual means and to ignite the revival of the language in the daily lives of young Burusho living in and outside Hunza.

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