GBee https://gbee.pk Curated stories from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC) Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/gbee.pk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cropped-gbee-icon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 GBee https://gbee.pk 32 32 89990415 Journalist from Gilgit-Baltistan Shortlisted for the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 https://gbee.pk/2018/11/journalist-from-gilgit-baltistan-shortlisted-for-fpaawards2018/ https://gbee.pk/2018/11/journalist-from-gilgit-baltistan-shortlisted-for-fpaawards2018/#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:08:22 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2259 Gohar Abbas from Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan has been shortlisted for Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 for his story Heaven and Hell: ancient Silk Road barter trade continues. Gohar works for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Islamabad. He has been shortlisted under the category “travel and tourism story of the year”. Gohar is competing against Fuchsia […]

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Gohar Abbas from Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan has been shortlisted for Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018 for his story Heaven and Hell: ancient Silk Road barter trade continues. Gohar works for Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Islamabad. He has been shortlisted under the category “travel and tourism story of the year”.

Gohar Abbas

Gohar Abbas

Gohar is competing against Fuchsia Dunlop of FT Weekend Magazine (Eating in North Korea) and Nicola Smith of The Daily Telegraph (Danger in Paradise).

The winners of the Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2018  in all categories will be announced on 26th November.

Another Pakistan correspondent and producer Asad Pabani Pakistan has been shortlisted for Thomson Foundation Young Journalist from the Developing World. He has covered stories like “The curious case of Youhanabad”, “Billion tree tsunami” and “President Weah appoints Attorney General with questionable integrity”.

Gohar Abbas

Gohar Abbas covering Faizabad Dharna for AFP

The Foreign Press Association Media Awards is regarded as the “Oscars of Journalism”. In an annual event, the association awards journalists, producers, documentary filmmakers and radio hosts in 13 categories. The Foreign Press Association also works to promote excellence in journalism.

Gohar Abbas is the first journalist from Gilgit-Baltistan to be shortlisted for this award. He hails from Gojal, Upper Hunza and covers stories from Gilgit-Baltistan region.

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Four including two brothers killed in an avalanche in Drosh, Chitral https://gbee.pk/2018/11/four-including-two-brothers-killed-in-avalanche-in-drosh-chitral/ https://gbee.pk/2018/11/four-including-two-brothers-killed-in-avalanche-in-drosh-chitral/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 15:06:08 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2245 At least four people have been killed in an avalanche in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s largest district of Chitral.  According to Khursheed Alam, the Deputy Commissioner Chitral, four dead bodies have been recovered. The avalanche occurred at around 3:00 AM on Sunday in Gorin Gol, an area in Shishikoh union council of Drosh, Chitral. Abdul Wali Khan, the Assistant Commissioner […]

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At least four people have been killed in an avalanche in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s largest district of Chitral.  According to Khursheed Alam, the Deputy Commissioner Chitral, four dead bodies have been recovered. The avalanche occurred at around 3:00 AM on Sunday in Gorin Gol, an area in Shishikoh union council of Drosh, Chitral.

Abdul Wali Khan, the Assistant Commissioner Drosh, personally participated in the efforts for recoveries of bodies. Chitral Levies, local police, 1122 personnel, and community volunteers were engaged to recover the dead bodies. The rescue officials faced difficulties in transporting the injured to nearby hospitals due to blockage of roads. Pakistan Army had provided a helicopter for the rescue of the injured.

Earlier, Rescue 1122 personnel and volunteers rushed to the Shishikoh after over a dozen people went missing following a snow avalanche. Drosh region of Chitral received heavy snowfall since last Tuesday.

DC Chitral said in a press release that people were trapped beneath a thick mass of snow after the avalanche hit a village in Shishikoh’s Gorin Gol area.

The avalanche hit eight homes at around 3:00 AM said Sheema Ayub Khan, a spokesperson for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disaster Management Authority (KPDMA).

She added that three people have been rescued from the snow while at least three more were still trapped.

At least 10 people have been safely evacuated who were trapped under the avalanche.

The dead have been recognized as Momin s/o Khaista Khan, Amirzada s/o Khaista Khan, Saad Malook s/o Bahadur and Usman s/o Gul Mohammad.

اس خبر کو اردو میں پڑھیں

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Brave 17 Live: Pakistan’s first-ever international MMA Tournament https://gbee.pk/2018/10/brave-17-live/ https://gbee.pk/2018/10/brave-17-live/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 15:27:07 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2233 Brave 17 is the first ever international-level Mixed Martial Arts – MMA Tournament in Pakistan. The event is being organized by Brave Combat Federation (BCF) at Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore. Brave CF has formerly organized such events in Bahrain, UAE, Brazil, India, Mexico, Jordan, Indonesia, United Kingdom and Morocco. This is the first time Brave CF […]

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Brave 17 is the first ever international-level Mixed Martial Arts – MMA Tournament in Pakistan. The event is being organized by Brave Combat Federation (BCF) at Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore. Brave CF has formerly organized such events in Bahrain, UAE, Brazil, India, Mexico, Jordan, Indonesia, United Kingdom and Morocco. This is the first time Brave CF has come to Pakistan.

Update: The event has concluded. You can watch the videos on GBee Youtube Channel.

Total 20 MMA fighters are participating in Brave 17. Pakistan is being represented by 7 fighters while 13 fighters have come from abroad.

2 MMA fighters from Gilgit-Baltistan including Uloomi Karim Shaheen and Haider Farman are participating in the event.

Brave 17: Fight Card:

Rodrigo Cavalheiro vs. Abdoul Abdouraguimov (Welterweight)

Jeremy Pacatiw vs. Uloomi Kareem (Bantamweight)

Ahmed Amir vs. John Brewin (Lightweight)

Frans Mlambo vs. Aidan James (Bantamweight)

Mehmosh Raza vs. Arben Escayo (Featherweight)

J P Buys vs. Gamzat Magomedov (Bantamweight)

Yibugele vs. Zia Mashwani (Featherweight)

Haider Farman vs. Ariel Oliveros (Strawweight)

Najam Khan vs. Mohammed Wasim (Welterweight)

Abbas Khan vs. Sikander Badar (Amateur Welterweight)

Brave CF

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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat invests in building capacities of its Search and Rescue Teams https://gbee.pk/2018/10/aga-khan-agency-for-habitat-akah-invests-in-building-capacities-of-its-search-and-rescue-teams-sart/ https://gbee.pk/2018/10/aga-khan-agency-for-habitat-akah-invests-in-building-capacities-of-its-search-and-rescue-teams-sart/#respond Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:55:10 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2226 The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), collaborated with the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) and the Punjab Emergency Service to organize a certification course for its Search and Rescue Teams (SARTs) in Lahore. The training, which was attended by 26 SART members, including […]

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The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), collaborated with the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) and the Punjab Emergency Service to organize a certification course for its Search and Rescue Teams (SARTs) in Lahore. The training, which was attended by 26 SART members, including men and women, aimed to develop skills for urban search and rescue, water rescue and powered rescue boat.

AKAH has led the development and capacity building of regional SARTs for over two decades. Recognizing the gender sensitivities in disaster response, nearly 35% of the SARTs’ members are women. Trained in light to medium search and rescue techniques according to the International Search and Rescue Response Guidelines (INSARAG), SARTs have actively responded in several national level disasters including: the Astore Earthquake in 2002, the Kashmir Earthquake in 2005, the building collapse in Lyari, Karachi in 2009, and the Attabad Landslide in 2010.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) invests in building capacities of its Search and Rescue Teams (SART)

Appraising the need to focus on capacity building of SARTs to continue to effectively respond in events of disasters, the CEO of AKAH, Mr. Nawab Ali Khan expressed:

The severe impacts of climate change and the increasing frequency of disasters in Pakistan call for improved capacities of the communities to cope against such disasters. Participation of SARTs in such courses is an essential way to equip their knowledge and skills for quality disaster response”.

While addressing the participants Dr. Rizwan Naseer, (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) Founder Director General of Punjab Emergency Services appreciated the efforts of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for introducing the emergency management services in the country. He particularly appreciated the work of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) in the country. Dr. Rizwan hopes that a long-term partnership with AKDN would further benefit the emergency service in the country particularly in reaching those at risk of disasters.

The seven days long training session would enable the participant to inculcate search and rescue skills as well as would be also assessed as a certified trainer by the trainers from Punjab Emergency Service Academy Lahore and Mr. Peter from AKAH Global.

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Gilgit-Baltistan’s Northern Light Infantry (NLI) Wins Gold Medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2018 https://gbee.pk/2018/10/gilgit-baltistans-northern-light-infantry-nli-wins-gold-medal-at-exercise-cambrian-patrol-2018/ https://gbee.pk/2018/10/gilgit-baltistans-northern-light-infantry-nli-wins-gold-medal-at-exercise-cambrian-patrol-2018/#respond Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:07:21 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2214 An 11-member team of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Northern Light Infantry (NLI) has won the 2018 edition of Exercise Cambrian Patrol. Exercise Cambrian Patrol is an annual event organized and run by 160th Infantry Brigade at Brecon in Wales, United Kingdom. This year’s exercise was held from October 12 to October 21. The event was attended by 137 patrols […]

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An 11-member team of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Northern Light Infantry (NLI) has won the 2018 edition of Exercise Cambrian Patrol. Exercise Cambrian Patrol is an annual event organized and run by 160th Infantry Brigade at Brecon in Wales, United Kingdom. This year’s exercise was held from October 12 to October 21. The event was attended by 137 patrols from 38 countries.

Exercise CAMBRIAN PATROL is the premier patrolling event of the British Army which is held in Wales and hosted by 160 Infantry Brigade.

Exercise Cambrian Patrol itself began in 1959, when a group of Welsh Territorial Army soldiers designed a weekend training event, featuring long-distance marching over the Cambrian Mountains, culminating in a shooting match on the Sennybridge Training Area.

Gilgit-Baltistan's Northern Light Infantry (NLI) Wins Gold Medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2018 Gilgit-Baltistan's Northern Light Infantry (NLI) Wins Gold Medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2018

Pakistan Army’s patrol has won a gold medal for the fourth consecutive time. This year, Pakistan Army’s team was represented by a battalion from Northern Light Infantry (NLI). NLI consists of soldiers from Gilgit-Baltistan.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces, made a Tweet shortly after the result came.

A press release on Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) website states “Cambrian Patrol is a mission and task-oriented patrolling exercise of 48 hours during which participants of patrolling team cover 60 kilometers carrying 25 kilograms.”

NLI has been on a forefront of all major wars including the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and Kargil War of 1999. A toll of NLI soldiers have embraced martyrdom in Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the on-going offenses in Waziristan, Siachen and India-Pakistan borders.

Havaldar Lalak Jan and Captain Sher Khan, both recipients of Nishan-e-Haider for their gallantry in Kargil War, were soldiers of 12th Northern Light infantry Unit.

The Northern Light infantry (NLI) is currently headquartered at Bunji near Gilgit and consists of  16 battalions.

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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) celebrates Disaster Risk Reduction Week across Pakistan https://gbee.pk/2018/10/aga-khan-agency-for-habitat-akah-celebrates-disaster-risk-reduction-week-across-pakistan/ https://gbee.pk/2018/10/aga-khan-agency-for-habitat-akah-celebrates-disaster-risk-reduction-week-across-pakistan/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:54:02 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2207 Known for its scenic beauty, the mountainous regions of northern Pakistan are a popular tourist attraction. Apart from picturesque landscapes that meet the eye, what often goes unnoticed is that these valleys are extremely vulnerable to climate change and are categorized as one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. Over the past few years, the high frequency of natural disasters across Pakistan – and particularly in northern Pakistan – has displaced thousands of innocent lives and has caused severe economic loss impacting public and private infrastructure and livelihoods.

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The remnants of the Kashmir earthquake on 8th October 2005 are a strong reminder of the high disaster risk vulnerability of valleys in northern Pakistan. Claimed as the most devastating earthquake in the recent history of Pakistan, this earthquake killed more than 73,000 people, injured over 69,000 people, left 2.8 million people displaced from their homes and destroying 450,000 buildings. The aftermath of this traumatizing earthquake led the Government of Pakistan to declare 8th October as the National Day for Disaster Reduction and commit to improving the disaster risk vulnerability of communities in Pakistan. It is also pertinent to note that the United Nations’ General Assembly has declared 13th October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

To stress the criticality of disaster risk reduction associated with these national and international days, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) is celebrating the Disaster Risk Reduction Week across Pakistan from 8th to 14th October. An affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), AKAH has successfully led community driven humanitarian initiatives to save innocent lives and infrastructure, particularly for communities living in the rural mountainous areas in Pakistan since 1998. Over two decades, AKAH has designed disaster risk plans and formed community-led organizations in over 750 rural and urban settlements to help them prepare and adapt against disasters and respond independently in the event of a disaster.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) celebrates Disaster Risk Reduction Week across Pakistan

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) celebrates Disaster Risk Reduction Week across Pakistan

This year AKAH’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Week features multiple activities including raising awareness for students ranging from schools, colleges and universities across Pakistan on how to prepare against disasters through seminars, speech competitions and transect walks. Asadullah, a high school student in Gilgit explains,

Through the simulation for earthquake safety organized by AKAH in our school, I have learned that the initial 60 seconds are crucial after a disaster. Hence, rather than panicking, we should take cover and follow the steps taught in the stimulation to save our lives”.

The scenario-based drills are not only limited to educational institutions but also conducted in other rural and urban areas across Pakistan. During the DRR Week, these drills focus on communities, especially women and children, to increase their knowledge about disasters and enhance their capacities to respond effectively in disaster situations.

In addition, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) is also engaging actively with government authorities to strengthen institutional liaising for better-coordinated response in events of disasters. In this regard, AKAH has trained over 1,000 representatives from government authorities, and over 40,000 community volunteers on effective disaster risk management.

The celebrations during the DRR Week reflect the harsh reality that mountain communities in northern Pakistan in particular, and all areas of the country in general, are exposed to a high frequency of natural hazards. On the other hand, the DRR Week reaffirms in raising awareness that losses from such disasters can be minimized if we are collectively well prepared against tackling the natural disaster.

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Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon swears in as the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan https://gbee.pk/2018/09/raja-jalal-hussain-maqpoon-swears-in-as-the-governor-of-gilgit-baltistan/ https://gbee.pk/2018/09/raja-jalal-hussain-maqpoon-swears-in-as-the-governor-of-gilgit-baltistan/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 12:47:58 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2176 Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has sworn in as the 7th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. He was appointed by President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi after the resignation of Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan. The former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan’s resignation was accepted by the President, which came a few days after a video scandal surfaced. […]

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Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has sworn in as the 7th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. He was appointed by President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi after the resignation of Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan.

The former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan’s resignation was accepted by the President, which came a few days after a video scandal surfaced.

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon

Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman and Chief Justice Javed Iqbal during oath-taking ceremony of Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon as the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Governor House in Gilgit

The caretaker Chief Justice of Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan Justice Javed Javed Iqbal took oath from the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan who hails from Skardu district in the Baltistan region.

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon as the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Governor House in Gilgit

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon taking oath as the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Governor House in Gilgit

The appointment letter was read by Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Babar Hayat Tarar.

The event held at Governor House in Gilgit was attended by Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders, judges, civil servants and the public.

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon has formerly served as the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf PTI Gilgit-Baltistan.

He had lost Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections from Skardu in 2015. His defeat came against Haji Akbar Khan Taban who won by just one vote.

According to the infamous GB Order 2018, the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan has to be a local resident.

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Seminar Held at KIU to discuss the role of ECD in social transformation https://gbee.pk/2018/09/seminar-held-at-karakoram-international-university-to-discuss-the-role-of-early-childhood-development-ecd-in-social-transformation/ https://gbee.pk/2018/09/seminar-held-at-karakoram-international-university-to-discuss-the-role-of-early-childhood-development-ecd-in-social-transformation/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:49:55 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2166 GILGIT 24/7: The first ever seminar on Early Childhood Development (ECD) was held at the Karakorum International University (KIU) on the 10thand 11th September 2018. The Seminar was the result of collaboration between the Karakorum International University, Rupani Foundation, Department of Education, Gilgit-Baltistan, Department of Health, Gilgit-Baltistan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), World Learning, Hashoo […]

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GILGIT 24/7: The first ever seminar on Early Childhood Development (ECD) was held at the Karakorum International University (KIU) on the 10thand 11th September 2018. The Seminar was the result of collaboration between the Karakorum International University, Rupani Foundation, Department of Education, Gilgit-Baltistan, Department of Health, Gilgit-Baltistan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), World Learning, Hashoo Foundation, and Allama Iqbal Open University.

The theme of the seminar was ‘Transforming Society through Early Childhood Development’.It featured an opening and closing session, a plenary, two engaging concurrent sessions and a panel discussion.

Minister for Works, Gilgit-Baltistan- Dr. Muhammad Iqbal presided over the opening session. He emphasized the significance of a mother’s health and education in providing a valuable head start to children. He further elaborated that, only an educated and healthy mother can ensure a prosperous nation. Prof. Dr. Atta Ullah Shah, Vice Chancellor KIU said that ECD is an integral component for social prosperity which should be considered on all levels. He also discussed the role of academia to formalize the ECD sector in the context of Gilgit-Baltistan. He also announced the establishment of a state of the art ECD research center at the faculty of education, KIU in partnership with Rupani Foundation. Dr. Sughra Khan Choudhry, Director Education, Aga Khan Foundation, Mr. Ghulam Tahir, Vice Chairman Rupani Foundation, Mr. Jalal-ud-din, Hashoo Foundation and Ms. Khadija Khan, CEO Pakistan Alliance also presented their remarks in the opening session.

Seminar Held at Karakoram International University to discuss the role of Early Childhood Development (ECS) in social transformation

Among others, Dr. Alimna Pardhan (AKU-IED), Dr. Ghazala Rafique (AKU-HDP), Dr. Sadiq Hussain (KIU), Dr. Nadir Shah (SUN) and Mr. Waseem Samad (CEO Rupani Foundation) made their presentations on nurturing care frameworks, importance of first 1000 days of life, nutritional status of GB, and other discourses of holistic development in early childhood. A panel discussion led by Ms. Nadia Karim Shaw, country representative World Learning highlighted the importance of early grades reading. On the second day, the seminar participants visited different public and private ECD models working in the Gilgit City, followed by a reflective session.

Seminar Held at Karakoram International University to discuss the role of Early Childhood Development (ECS) in social transformation

Minister of Education, Gilgit-Baltistan Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Sanai was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. Mr. Nasruddin Rupani, Chairman & Founder Rupani Foundation reiterated the commitment of RF to the Children of Gilgit-Baltistan in his welcome note. He said the Foundation will extend its unconditional support to the government of GB to promote ECD services. Mr. Majeed Khan, Director Planning, Department of Education presented the key recommendations and way forward. Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Sanai in his address said that ECD is the key to unlock prosperity and socio-economic wellbeing for the future generation. Mr. Minister further added that the government of Gilgit-Baltistan is very keen to promote Early Childhood Development in all schools of GB. He emphasized on the importance of public and private partnership to ensure access and inclusion.

The seminar brought together policy makers, education department officials, ECD experts, practitioners, researchers, donors and academic institutions to share progress and experiences in the field of ECD in Gilgit – Baltistan (GB). Around 300 delegates including political and government administrative leadership, ECD experts, head of institutions, researchers, academicians and ECD practitioners from 10 districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and from mainland Pakistan attended this two-day event.

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AKAH works with the Government for the second phase of relief for GLOF affected households in Ghizer https://gbee.pk/2018/09/akah-works-with-the-government-for-the-second-phase-of-relief-for-glof-affected-households-in-immit-valley-in-gilgit-baltistan/ https://gbee.pk/2018/09/akah-works-with-the-government-for-the-second-phase-of-relief-for-glof-affected-households-in-immit-valley-in-gilgit-baltistan/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:18:34 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2158 The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) has worked with the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan during the second phase of relief for Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) affected households in the Immit Valley in Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan

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Immediately after the GLOF event damaged over 40 households in Badswat and its surrounding villages in Immit Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) worked closely with the Pakistan Army and the Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) to set temporary tents and provide food and non-food items to the disaster-affected families.

Continuing its response, in the second phase of its relief activities, AKAH is providing over 10 tons of food supply to 44 households to address their food supply needs over the next two months. In addition, AKAH is also providing the affected households with non-food relief items including hygiene kits, bedding and kitchen sets.

AKAH works with the Government for the second phase of relief for GLOF affected households in Immit Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan

The food and non-food relief items were distributed in the presence of Commissioner of Gilgit, District Commissioner of Ghizer, President of the Regional Council of Ishkoman Puniyal, Assistant Commissioner of Ishkoman Puniyal, Assistant Director of the District Disaster Management Authority other public officials. Representatives from the government commended AKAH’s efforts in reducing the vulnerability of disaster-affected households and hoped that AKAH will continue its activities in the affected villages.

AKAH works with the Government for the second phase of relief for GLOF affected households in Immit Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan

The District Commissioner also instructed the Local Government and Rural Development department to construct a pony track for Badswat and Sher-Roi within a month. In addition, the installation of a cable car for the village of Dawardass is in its final stages and the rehabilitation of water supply from Badswat to Sher-Roi is expected to complete within a week.

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Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan Resigns https://gbee.pk/2018/09/governor-gilgit-baltistan-mir-ghazanfar-ali-khan-resigns/ https://gbee.pk/2018/09/governor-gilgit-baltistan-mir-ghazanfar-ali-khan-resigns/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:40:51 +0000 https://gbee.pk/?p=2184 Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan has resigned after about three years in the office. His resignation was accepted by the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi. The resignation comes after a wave of controversies surrounding a leaked video that has put his loyalty to the state under question. Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan had won […]

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Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan has resigned after about three years in the office. His resignation was accepted by the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi. The resignation comes after a wave of controversies surrounding a leaked video that has put his loyalty to the state under question.

Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan had won Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly seat from Hunza. After his appointment as the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, his son Shah Salim Khan won the seat but controversies surrounded the Mir family until the Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court disqualified him.

The GBLA-6 seat is currently vacant leaving Hunza without representation at the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.

Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan with Nawaz Sharif

Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan meets with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad

It is being speculated that former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Gilgit-Baltistan leader Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon might be appointed the new Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan.

President of Pakistan is expected to issue the notification within the following week.

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