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Shah Salim Khan Wins GBLA-6 Seat from Hunza

Shah Salim Khan, the representative of Pakistan Muslims League Nawaz – PMLN, has won the by-polls on GBLA-6 seat from Hunza district. The main content was seen between Shah Salim Khan, who is the son of Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, and retired Pakistan Army colonel Ubaid Ullah Baig. According to the official numbers, Shah Salim Khan won with a margin of 604 votes.

Imran Ahmed Hunzai

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Shah Salim Khan Wins GBLA-6 Seat from Hunza

Shah Salim Khan, the representative of Pakistan Muslims League Nawaz – PMLN, has won the by-polls on GBLA-6 seat from Hunza district. The main content was seen between Shah Salim Khan, who is the son of Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, and retired Pakistan Army colonel Ubaid Ullah Baig. According to the official numbers, Shah Salim Khan won by a margin of 604 votes.

Earlier today morning, the electoral process was started under tight security. The process went till 6:00 PM. There was under 40% turnout, which is the lowest in any GBLA elections so far in the session. According to experts, postponing the elections multiple times might be one of the reasons behind such a low turnout.

More than 36,000 voters were registered for GBLA-6 by-polls from the largest district in Gilgit-Baltistan in terms of population, which means, less than 16,000 have used their right of vote.

According to unofficial results that we have received, Shah Salim Khan received 4,679 votes. Retired colonel Ubaid Ullah Baig remained at the second position with 4,025 votes followed by Naiknaam Karim (2,408), Wazir Baig (1,703), Aziz Ahmed (1,578), Akhon Bai (1,291) and Amin Sher (295).

After the official announcement, supporters of PMLN gathered at Royal Palace in Karimabad to celebrate the victory. Social media, although, was a place with mixed reaction from people concerned about the by-polls.

In an official statement, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafi Hafeez ur Rehman congratulated Shah Salim Khan for his victory and criticized Pakistan Peoples Party – PPP and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf – PTI. He said that people have given their reply of corruption during PPP government. He also congratulated the people of Hunza.

Summary of Hunza by-polls for GBLA-6 (Unofficial Results)

 

Imran Hunzai is a Digital Media Consultant and activist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. When free, he likes to travel, do photography and play Rabab. He also runs a HONY inspired blog called Humans of Hunza. Follow him of Twitter @ihunzai.

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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.”

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