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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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Nestlé Pakistan to recycle 220,000 kgs of plastic waste in Hunza

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Nestlé Pakistan Clean Hunza Valley campaign
Photo: DC Hunza Office

Nestlé Pakistan, District Council Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan Waste Management Company (GBWMC) and Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) have signed an MOU for “Clean Hunza Project”. The project is supported by the company’s NESTLÉ FRUITA VITALS and NESTLÉ PURE LIFE brands.

Clean Hunza Project” shall focus on infra structure development for a waste segregation, management and recycling system for Hunza – a popular tourist destination – with District Council Hunza, GBWMC and support from KADO for raising awareness in the communities.

The collective action initiative will encourage waste management of 150,000 kgs of plastics annually in Phase I, followed by collection of 50,000 kgs paper packaging (used beverage cartons) in Phase II in the area with an increase of 10% annually.

Nestlé Pakistan Clean Hunza Valley campaign

The Project’s focus shall be on the segregation of Plastics and paper packaging at the waste site which, after the compressing and bailing process, shall be brought down the country for recycling. Nestlé Pakistan shall provide a compressing and bailing unit to the Hunza district government. The company will also be distributing 10,000 reusable bags in the community during 2020 as part of the project. KADO will extend support for different community awareness activities.

Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan, while highlighting the company’s global commitment to tackle plastic waste, said, “This project marks the beginning of Nestlé Pakistan’s journey to reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging by improving the management and recycling of various kinds of plastic packaging, in line with UN SDGs. Globally we aim to make 100% of our packaging recyclable and reusable by 2025.”

He further added, “The Clean Hunza Project is a pilot project with a focus on streamlining the management and recycling of plastic waste, with a forecast of increasing waste collection to 220,000 kgs by 2024. This project will result in lesser plastic ending up in water bodies downstream.”

Commending the cause, Babar Sahibdin, Deputy Commissioner Hunza District, said, “We applaud support from Nestlé for providing us with 10,000 reusable bags, which will create awareness amongst the locals to stop using plastic bags and incline them towards a more environmentally friendly solution. We appreciate Nestlé’s for providing the Compressor, Bailing and Recycling infrastructure and capacity building of our staff on waste segregation site.”

Talking about the initiative, Ghulam Mustafa, Chairman KADO said, “We fully support District Government Hunza and Nestlé Pakistan partnership and are proud to collaborate with them in reaching our shared goals.”

About Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé Pakistan is also a signatory of “Clean Green Pakistan” initiative.

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In Pictures: His Highness Aga Khan’s First Visit to Hunza in 1960

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Aga Khan in Hunza 1960
Photos: Abdul M. Ismaily

On this day in 1960, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan made his historic first visits to Hunza and laid down the foundation of what we know as a model valley today. Since then, Hunza has come a long way and developed into a model valley for many. Every year on 23rd October, Ismailis of Hunza Valley celebrate this day as “Salgirah” to commemorate Aga Khan’s visit to Hunza for the first time.

During the first visit of His Highness Aga Khan to Hunza, photographer Abdul M. Ismaily took numerous photos that remained unseen for decades. However, in 2016, Simerg Photos released a number of pictures of this historic visit with the permission of Abdul M. Ismaily’s family.

On this happy occasion for the Ismailis of Hunza, GBee is pleased to share some of the photographs from Aga Khan’s first visit to Hunza in 1960.

Attached by pulley to the third cable was a wooden box, five feet square, with sides rising 18 inches. This was the only way to Hunza. The five journalists which included two Americans were horrified, and despite urging from Pir Ali Allana, the Aga Khan’s advance man, none would get into the box. Far across the river, men pulled on a rope, and, swaying and shaking, the box shot out over the swift-flowing stream of Hunza River. Today, the Nasirabad Bridge stands in this place.
Ismaili Volunteers with community leaders during the preparations to receive H.H. The Aga Khan at Baltit Polo Ground in Karimabad, Hunza.
Col. Ayash Khan, the brother of Mir Jamal Khan, the last royal ruler of Hunza, is seen standing in a uniform with members of the royal family of Hunza outside the royal palace in Hunza where His Highness the Aga Khan resided during his visit in 1960.
Aga Khan first visit to Hunza Valley 1960
Aga Khan in Hunza 1960

H.H. Aga Khan in conversation with Mir of Hunza.
Aga Khan in Hunza 1960
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