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Anita Karim victorious in ONE Warrior Series 10 against Estonia’s Marie Ruumet

Imran Ahmed Hunzai



Anita Karim victorious in ONE Warrior Series 10 against Estonia's Marie Ruumet
Photo Credits: ONE Championship

Pakistan’s first female MMA fighter Anita Karim was unanimously victorious against Estonia’s Marie Ruumet in ONE Warrior Series 10. One Warrior Series 10 was played on February 19 as part of the ONE Championship 2020 in Singapore.

Anita Karim, famously known as Anita “The Arm Collector” Karim, was competing in women’s atomweight category. She was representing Team Fight Fortress (TFF) as well as the Fairtex Gym. She was being coached by Uloomi Karim Shaheen, who himself is an MMA fighter.

Anita Karim started her career from the platform of The Fight Fortress Islamabad which was founded by MMA coaches from Gilgit-Baltistan.

She is one of the three Mixed Martia Arts fighters from Pakistan to compete in ONE Championship’s ONE Warrior Series 10.

Anitan Karim (Pakistan) vs Marie Ruumet (Estonia)
Anitan Karim (Pakistan) vs Marie Ruumet (Estonia)

Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series (OWS) streamed its first live event in 2020 on February 19 where 15-Bout Card was set for the ONE Warrior Series 10.

The OWS 10 card will feature 15 match-ups as athletes from five continents aim to make a big impression and earn a contract to compete on the main ONE Championship roster.

There will be 13 competitors who will make their OWS debuts in Singapore, but the bill also features a host of familiar faces who will try to build on their previous success and make the leap to the global stage.

The lineup for ONE Warrior Series 10

  • Byung Hee Lim vs. Kieran Joblin (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
  • Alan Philpott vs. Ahmed Faress (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
  • Min Hyuk Lee vs. Ryoji Kudo (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
  • Sasha Moisa vs. Shahzaib Rindh (kickboxing – featherweight)
  • Mehdi Bagheri vs. Koji Shikuwa (mixed martial arts – welterweight)
  • Michael Walker vs. Kanta Motoyama (kickboxing – flyweight)
  • Daniel Van Heerden vs. Arash Fairtex Mardani (mixed martial arts – 110-kilogram catch weight)
  • Marc Grayson vs. Rick Alchin (mixed martial arts – middleweight)
  • Adib Sulaiman vs. Susovan Ghosh (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
  • Marie Ruumet vs. Anita Fairtex Karim (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
  • Myung Gu Kim vs. James Fairtex Bishop (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
  • Joey Baylon vs. Manthan Rane (mixed martial arts – 60-kilogram catch weight)
  • Peter Danesoe vs. Irfan Ahmad (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
  • Saksit Janhom vs. Shammah Chandran (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
  • Seung Hyun Cho vs. Rana Rudra Pratap Singh (mixed martial arts – flyweight)

Two other Pakistani MMA fighters played their matches as part of the ONE Warrior Series 10. Irfan “The Gorilla” Ahmad won his mixed martial arts match against Peter Danesoe in the strawweight category. Irfan Ahmad was representing Team Shaheen

Shahzaib Rindh, who was participating in his first professional international match was defeated by Ukraine’s Sasha Moisa.

The 21-year-old Shahzaib is a student of Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS). Pakistani MMA fighter Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba also studied from the same varsity.

Anita Karim - The Arm Collector
Anita “The Arm Collector” Karim prays after her victory in ONE Warrior Series 10.

Here are complete results of ONE Warrior Series 10

  • Byung Hee Lim bt. Kieran Joblin by TKO
  • Ahmed Faress bt. Alan Philpott by Submission
  • Ryoji Kudo bt. Min Hyuk Lee by UD
  • Mehdi Bagheri bt. Koji Shikuwa by TKO
  • Sasha Moisa bt. Shahzaib Rindh by KO
  • Kanta Motoyama bt Michael Walker by UD
  • Daniel Van Heerden bt. Arash Mardani by TKO
  • Marc Grayson bt. Rick Alchin by Submission
  • Adib Sulaiman bt. Susovan Ghosh by TKO
  • Anita Karim bt. Marie Ruumet by UD
  • Manthan Rane bt. Joey Baylon by UD
  • Irfan Ahmad bt. Peter Danesoe by UD
  • Shammah Chandran bt. Saksit Janhom by TKO
  • Rana Rudra Pratap Singh bt. Seung Hyun Cho by Submission

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7 Photo-stories on World Water Day 2020 from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC)




AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
AKAH Pakistan

World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March as an observance day to highlight the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

As part of the World Water Day 2020 celebrations, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) shares these stories of people from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral whose lives have been deeply impacted by water and sanitation-related projects in the region.

AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
Over half of the people across Pakistan lack access to safe and clean water and have no choice but to consume water from whatever source exists in their villages, regardless of quality. Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, aiming to improve quality of life, is implementing water supply schemes across mountain communities in Pakistan.
AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
In mountainous parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, traditional wells are used as water reservoirs collecting the water coming from streams through canals. This water, coming directly from open sources, is unsafe as it is contaminated due to its exposure to both humans and animals. Without access to another source of water, people use this unsafe water for different purposes including drinking, cooking, and other domestic purposes.
AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
Clean drinking water has always been a huge problem for communities living in mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. Women and children are impacted the most as they must travel long distances to fetch water for cooking, washing, and laundry. AKAH’s work to connect each household to safe and clean with a water tap in their home enables women to keep their children safe from waterborne diseases, spend more quality time with their families, and also reduces time and labor lost to fetching water.
AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), with the help of communities, identifies water sources in the village, tests the water quality using its technical expertise, develops water infrastructure, constructs water reservoirs, and provides each family with a water tap in their home. More than 500,000 people across Pakistan now have access to safe drinking water in their homes, through AKAH’s efforts.
AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat’s WASEP model uses a community-based approach to help mountain communities get year-round all-season access to safe water. AKAH’s approach uses deep digging and other techniques to ensure that water does not freeze in the pipes despite the fact that these villages are covered in snow for more than five months of the year.
AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
“I enjoy taking freshwater from this tap in my home; you would say I am in love with it that’s why I stand here many times a day”.
AKAH Pakistan World Water Day 2020 Stories
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, with its mandate to improve quality of life, is helping women and young girls across Pakistan enjoy a healthy life, by providing access to safe water in their homes, reducing their exposure to water-borne diseases, allowing them to spend more quality time with families.
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Hunza Police Raids and Seizes 230 liters of Araq, arrests illegal Hunza Moonshine maker




Hunza Police Raids and Seizes 230 liters of Araq Moonshine - Hunza Water
SHO Hunza (Facebook)

Hunza Police had raided an illegal Hunza moonshine distillery in Altit town of Central Hunza Valley and seized around 230 liters of Araq. According to a post published on Facebook by an account associated with SHO Hunza District, the police raided the illegal moonshine factory based on a tip.

The successful operation was led by SHO Hunza himself. A team of policemen who participated in the raid posed for a photo with an illegal moonshine maker after seizing Araq and distillation equipment.

The post further mentions that an FIR has been lodged against the owner of the factory. The distillation equipment and 230 liters of Araq, some of which were already filled in reused mineral water bottles, were seized from the illegal moonshine factory.

Hunza Police Raids and Seizes 230 liters of Araq Moonshine - Hunza Water
Araq (Hunza Moonshine) filled in reused mineral water bottles seized by Hunza Police.

Raids of such kind are not new in the Hunza district. Despite a rise in making and selling of the Hunza Moonshine, locally known as Araq and sometimes referred to as Hunza Water by tourists, authorities have failed to formulate address the issue.

During the past five years, at least seven such raids have been made but the real issue is far from being addressed.

Hunza Police Raids and Seizes 230 liters of Araq Moonshine - Hunza Water
Illegal Hunza moonshine distillation equipment seized by Hunza Police.

According to a survey in 2015 by a youth organization, 3 out of every 5 men in Hunza consume Araq at least once in a month. Due to a ban on publicly buying and selling of alcohol, the illegal moonshine makers find a way to fill the gap.

In Gilgit-Baltistan, the local moonshine making industry is thriving in the districts of Hunza and Ghizer.

BBC reported in 2013 that despite a public ban, alcoholism is becoming a rising issue in Pakistan. Despite excise taxation on liquor, beer, spirits and alcohol, there is no written national policy in Pakistan adopted to address the many issues related to alcoholism.

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