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Wahdat Eleven Wins Hunza Premier League 2016

Wahadat Eleven from Gilgit has emerged as the winner of Hunza Premier League (HPL), 2016. In the final match played between New Karimabad and Wahdat Eleven at Baltit Polo Ground, Karimabad, Wahdat Eleven managed to win the title.

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Wahdat Eleven Wins Hunza Premier League 2016

Wahadat Eleven from Gilgit has emerged as the winner of Hunza Premier League (HPL), 2016. In the final match played between New Karimabad and Wahdat Eleven at Baltit Polo Ground, Karimabad, Wahdat Eleven managed to win the title.

Despite speculations that this year there won’t be any HPL matches, Japan Chowk Football Association came up with quick a schedule and started the league with over 50 teams from entire Gilgit-Baltistan participating in the mega event.

A banner dedicated to martyrs is displayed at the entrance of Baltit Polo Ground, which is the home of HPL.

It must be noted that Hunza Premier League is currently most attended league in Gilgit-Baltistan, both in terms of teams and audience.

The premier league is organized every year in Karimabad at Baltit Old Polo Ground in the central Hunza district. After the popularity of the event, similar leagues have been started at town level in places Gulmit and Oshikhandaas.

Manager of Hunza Serena Inn Mr. Asghar Khan gave away the trophy to the winning team and distributed medals among the players of both winning and runner-up teams.

Wahdat Eleven Wins Hunza Premier League 2016

The Hunza Premier League trophy is unique in its design. It is completely carved out of wood by the famous woodcarving expert at Hunzo-e-Hayyan.

This year’s event was dedicated to the martyrs from Hunza in armed forces.

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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Hundreds of passengers stranded in Kohistan due to a landslide on KKH

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Kohistan Times

Nearly 400 passengers traveling between Gilgit and Rawalpindi have been stranded in Kohistan following a landslide that blocked Karakoram Highway (KKH). A landslide has blocked currently the only land access route between Gilgit and Rawalpindi near Sumar Nulla in Kohistan’s Dasu region. Passengers traveling on the route have been stranded for nearly 12 hours now.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have made arrangements for the safety and security of the passengers in the harsh cold weather. Meanwhile, Kohistan district administration has asked for a bulldozer and other necessary machinery to open the route for traffic.

The district administration has said that the landslide area will be cleared for traffic before Tuesday evening so that the passengers on both sides could proceed to their destinations.

The stranded passengers include women and children as well. Luckily, there are small hotels and shops nearby that will offer some relief of basic necessities in the hard times.

The northern region of Pakistan is facing an on-going spell of heavy snowfall. Karakoram Highway is prone to landslides during rainfall and snowfall. Lack of even the most basic facilities put passengers in a very difficult position in such times.

The two other routes that connect Gilgit to Rawalpindi, i.e. Shandur Pass and Babusar Pass, remain closed during winters due to heavy snowfall.

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Introducing #GBCProspers – Stories from Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral

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Introducing #GBCProspers - Stories from Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral

Every day when we wake up, we struggle hard to make a name for ourselves, our families and our country. We see a handful of names in the limelight while hundreds and thousands of names remain in an obscurity no matter how big or small that person’s contribution to the society is.

At GBee, we believe that a society cannot prosper without the small yet meaningful contributions of its members.

This is why, we are announcing the launch of an on-going campaign which we are now officially calling #GBCProspers. This campaign aims to celebrate the contributions, small and big, by the common citizens that collectively reflect in the social, cultural, religious, musical and economic prosperity of the mountain communities.

How to access the stories?

The stories published under #GBCProspers campaign can be found on a dedicated topic section. Each story will also be published in its relevant district page on Facebook and GBee’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Alternatively, you can search for the hashtag #GBCProspers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest as well as the stories published in the past.

How to submit a story?

Stories can be submitted at our email editor[at]gbee.pk with #GBCProspers in the subject, on our WhatsApp number +923555075849 or directly at your relevant district page on Facebook.

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