About Us

Pamir Times is the pioneering community news and views blog of Gilgit – Baltistan. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent venture initiated by the youth.

The objective is to bring information related to the region’s unique cultural, natural and social heritage into the global knowledge mainstream. The political, economic and other social issuse of the region are also highlighted and discussed on Pamir Times.

Our blog has emerged as a primary source of information for the communiteis of Gilgit – Baltistan living outside the region. It has also evolved into a trusted discussion forum and a genuine voice of the voiceless people.

Pamir Times is the most visited blog of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Pamir Times is also the most – commented – on  blog of Gilgit – Baltistan. The current CPR [comments - post ratio] has increased to seven (7) comments per posts, as compared to five, of last year.

News received from different sources pertaining to and serving the Pamirian societies is presented to create and enhance links across different froniters of identity,  capitalizing on the technology led tides of globalization.

 


73 Responses to About Us

  1. shakila says:

    about Misgar

    i apperaciate the guide but he apperaciate his area but misgar is the only area which connect so many boders
    1 with china (silk rout)
    2 with pamir
    3 with afghanistan

    • sultan ali says:

      @shakila….oh really!!!can you tell us more about mighty misgar…
      and please can you explain what “adam bala”is and why the people of misgar are called adam balaktuz…..

  2. Nishant pandey says:

    I am from india , i just want to knw that can i visit this part of the world . since sometime i feel me being an indian citizen cause a problem to lot of people .. this is one of my query .. i have a drea mto visit afghanistan , pakistaan and wakhan corridor ……

    almighty god bless mee

    bbye TC

  3. sara says:

    can i b a part of pamirtimes bcuz i visit the web side nd got it marboulus God bless u all alwyz nd 4ever who,s are working thr?

  4. laurence (bibilou) says:

    I am looking for wakhi – english textbooks and useful virtual links for me and my children to learn some wakhi.
    YAM
    Laurence
    Cape Town, South Africa

    • Najeeb Ullah says:

      dear Laurence Nice to c one in South Africa want to learn Wakhi, Currently some data is available on the web, But a thorogh research is needed for more Wakhi publications. We at GECa are trying to do something in this area, Hopefully we will have enough literature in wakhi and english about wakhi language and people in the years to come

  5. Masaid says:

    Inspirational work from the theme creators. Such dedication work leads nations towards prosperity and progress.
    WE ARE THANK FULL AND EXPECTING MORE IN FUTURE

    With Lot of Prayers for more Success

    Masaidullah Baig
    Program Manager
    Rupani Foundation

  6. zafar says:

    Wonderful ! keep it up. a fantastic effort to bring close scattered talent ,strength and ideas to acommon plateform.

  7. DR NADEEM SHAFIQ MALIK says:

    DEAR READERS

    I AM WRITING MY Mpil THESIS ON WAKHI COMMUNITY AND LANGUAGE AND
    I THEREFORE NEED HELP OF ALL OF THE READERS OF PAMIR TIMES.
    IT IS THERFORE REQUESTED THAT I MAY KINDLY BE INFORMED ABOUT ARTICLES/ RESERCH PAPERS / BOOKS WRITTEN ON WAKHI COMMUNITY AND LANGUAGE AND OBLIDGE.
    WITH REGARDS,
    DR. NADEEM SHAFIQ MALIK
    nsmqq@hotmail.com

  8. IQBAL BURCHA ESSA KHAN ( President NASA) says:

    superb team of PAMIR TIME………
    keep it up….all the best.

  9. Aziz karim kiu says:

    wel done shakila. i want to know that is pammir the small part of afghanistan or a big country?if i say that missgar border connected to the china and kashgar.it means that i m repitng one information double,which provide wrong information.so try to provide ethantic,fact and right information. becouse this is worldwide forum.

  10. Mыsofer says:

    INFORMATION ABOUT ARTICLES/ RESERCH PAPERS / BOOKS WRITTEN ON WAKHI COMMUNITY AND LANGUAGE.

    http://wakhi.wordpress.com/

  11. Habiba yasmeen says:

    Its really a fruitful website which makes people
    aware of the diferent features of gojal valley including
    its culture,civilization,photo gallery n the most important thing
    The recent news.i really appreciate this website

  12. Sultan Ali Alvi says:

    it is a very good webside and every day we cheek it .

  13. pamirtimes says:

    Dear Sara

    Thankyou for showing interest in working for Pamir Times. Can you tell more about yourself, by emailing your details to pamir.times@gmail.com

    regards

  14. arif says:

    Congratulations for completing one year at the blog. Yours is the most impressive and substantive blog dedicated to Northern Areas. Keep it up.

  15. Gohar Shah says:

    KEEP IT UP. U R DOIN GR8 JOB.

  16. KAREEM MADAD says:

    The website developer and the team have very discriminative approach. They must open broader vision and thougts for remaining Hunza and Gilgit Baltistan region.
    Thank you
    KARIM MADAD

  17. Tariq Baig says:

    Dear readers and volunteers,
    Im feeling proud to make know all the readers about the contributions of the volunteers of gojal.net, that they are performing their jobs @ rite time and they are serving this site without any remunerations, especially noor and zulfi are contributing more time, i would like to tell all the readers that some of the comments given by readers about a certain place or person creates dscrimination among the youth of gojal which is will create hurdles for the coming furure time, so it is requested here that be carefull about comments which creates hurdles.
    thanks
    Tariq Baig

  18. cyma says:

    U R doing good job
    Well done
    Keep it up n all the very best

  19. Pari says:

    ITS REALLY GREAT PLEASURE FOR US ,GETTING MORE AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GOJAL VALLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WISH U ALL THE BEST…………..

  20. Gh Hussain says:

    Its really a fruitful website of our gojaly .
    The recent news.i really appreciate this website.
    Thanks you gojal.net team

  21. Toojik says:

    GREAT WORK, KEEPING THE VOLUNTEER VISION OF THE AGA KHAN-IV, AND GIVING IT A TUCH OF TIMA AND KNOWLEDGE NZRANA, THE TEAM IS PRAISE WORTHY FOR HIS WORK—–

    THIS IS NOT THE ACCOMPLISHMENT—– JUST THIS IS THE FIRST STEP AN MAKING THE COMPLETION IS VERY FAR—— SO WISHES U ALL SUCCESS—-

  22. pramod kumar sharma says:

    that will be usefull for our research

  23. safi baig says:

    it is very nice to give chance to give the comments on net but my suggestion and question is why your concentration is only gujal?? why not all the region ? i am agree with karim madad (discriminative approach) ? i hope and expect that it will not be true ?

  24. pamirtimes says:

    Dear Safi,

    Thanks for appreciating the effort. As this is a voluntary iniative and totally depends on the contributions from volunteers. We are trying our level best to discuss issues of not only Hunza but of the entire Gilgit-baltistan but it is not possible without the contribution of people like you.

    We will highly appreciate if you forward us news regarding Hunza so we can collectively make differences.

    Regards
    Zulfiqar

  25. safi baig says:

    Dear Zulfiqar,

    thaks for explanation regarding my comments yesterday, i am really sorry for misunderstandins. i appriciate what you are doing but to give you inforamtion i am very far away to give you information about any part of hunza or gilgit! may allah help you.

    bye

    safi baig france

  26. bashir roy gulmitik says:

    loop yorz, pamirianz team is really doing god job,,,,, best of luck, our prayerz r with u,, tc yam

  27. Mola Dad says:

    To zulfikr:
    if you can find stories from Hunza for ENGLISH newspaper on th instructions of your mentors, why not for pamirtimes? No one but only you know better what you have been doing sitting in the heart of Hunza. Excuses will never serve the purpose. do try to see byond your nose.
    moladad

  28. munnawar says:

    thanx for ur information

  29. MIRZA HUSSAIN LADAK says:

    i want to become a member of your organisation, i hope you will send me the mail regulerly,thaks with ya ali madad,MIRZA HUSSAIN LADAK,KARACHI,PAKISTAN.

  30. Fazal Rehman says:

    The job you people are doing is really apprtiable but if this job is done with sincerity it comes a better one.
    why this i am commenting is that once i have tried my best for the aadvertisement of the email address made for the wakhi barnama sada-e-bam-e-dunya. But it was not published. It is once again requested that please publish this address on your side for the betterment of the programme.
    I asure you that this address is being approved by the Station Director, Radio Pakistan Gilgit.
    So, the address is as under;

  31. Aejaz Karim says:

    I was searching for PamirTimes and found just News Blog….?

  32. pamirtimes says:

    It is subtle subversion Aejaz bhai. But not erroneously done.

    Nur

  33. Ruzdor says:

    Non – Political …………!
    dears…!

  34. Aejaz Karim says:

    thanks Nur for clarification, i thought PT was dropped out….

  35. ujmi says:

    Good work! Keep it up!

  36. Genorus says:

    the efforts of the editor are commandable. the quality of the blog depicts from the informations provided and they way they are presented by the editior is woth mentioning.
    t the same sipirite is expected in the future as well.

  37. Nasir Karim Mosafir (Badakhshani) says:

    A comprehensive articulation about “About Us”. We the people of Gilgit-Baltistan need a balanced-social, political,economical psitionings–not challanging the rit and simultainiously not compromising the fundamental human rights. Any intellectual struggule can not afford to remain ‘non-political’.The term ‘non-political’ is an ambiguios and could be taken as ‘semi’ or ‘not’. That could be, I suggest, ‘not partison to any particular political party’. Furthermore the people of all the mountain regions of the roof-the-world be give space and recognition in the mission statement.

  38. Ehsan Ullahj says:

    I have.nt wordz 2 describe The team…!!! The rockz.
    Best of luck….!!!!

  39. Rehmat Amin says:

    i really appreciate the efforts of all the people who render their detached services for this site,,,,,,,,,,Noor is one of the uprising stars of north i really like the efforts of Noor regarding the representation of north youth all over the world,,,,,,,,,this magazine is the only source of information for the people of north to keep themselves updated with the happenings of northern area,,,,,,,,keep going guys,,,,,,,,all the best wishes are with you,,,,,cheers

  40. parveen says:

    HOW CAN ANY ONE SAY NON-POLITICAL WHEN EVEN PERSONAL IS POLITICAL.

  41. Adil Jan says:

    Dear Noor,
    Please accept my deepest and heartiest congratulation on launching and managing this wonder and auspicious blog. i am off course very impressed by the quality of work by the team of Pamir Times. it is indeed a very thought provoking and highly educated effort to ignite a real change in our society.
    i will be very fortunate to put in some of my efforts in this regard, if i qualify.
    God bless you all

    Adil Jan

    P.S. i have addressed Noor because he is the person i have known for long time. Credit for every contributing member.

  42. pamirtimes says:

    Dear Adil

    Thank you for the appreciation. Your addition to the PT team is going to be a big leap forward for our cause of regional integration and action.

    I really appreciate your spirit of voluntary service. Kindly consider yourself a part of the team and send me a photograph for the “Team” section. Thank you again.

    Noor

  43. Rahim Padaniya says:

    Really Appreciate the work,keep going,god bless the whole team,with prayers from Mumbai.

  44. akbar hussain says:

    am also ask that wakhi is a good language so keep it up

  45. Melad ul Karim says:

    Keep it up Guys!

  46. manzoor Hussain says:

    Great work Pamir Team I apreciate u God bless u Kep it up

  47. manzoor chairman bnso punjab zone says:

    very nice keep it up.

  48. sadiq.ali says:

    first time some thing i seen related to our own which makes me happy. good effort plz keep it up. God bless you

  49. Maola Dad says:

    How can anyone claim Pamir Times to be representative blog for GB or even Hunza with such a tiny scope when it smells Wakhi from every word of every paragraph! You are totally stuck with biased ideologies. You all need to mature and come out of your mouse’s hole before you make tall claims of representing a region or a larger community.

  50. Aslam says:

    Dear Mowla Dad,
    Thanks for your comment. As far as the representation of Pamir Times is concerned, I think it is doing its level best by providing a platform for people to express and speak their hearts out.
    We would be looking forward to people like you who can contribute and give a new flavor and a new taste to the platform. If you are getting fed up with the Wakhi flavor then you are most welcome to come up with something different and thought provoking. We are also not very much concerned about promoting a specific language rather is aimed at large to focus the various issues of GB.
    It is you and me who can together work for a common cause putting aside the personal grounds and lingual differences.
    We have never claimed of PT to have been focusing the entire issues of GB but whatever is contributed on voluntary basis is always welcomed and appreciated.
    Everyone has equal right to comment and to criticize. This further boosts the credibility of the platform and helps to rectify the problems and address them keeping in view their expediency and significance.

    I would like to thank Moula Dad for him comment and would expect at the same time to have his precious views so that further maturity needed can be acquired and can let us come out of our mouse’s hole as is of the view and has quoted likewise.

    Lets have something more interesting and thought provoking from you.

  51. Usman Lahori says:

    Well a blog patronizing certain political ideological dogmas can’t claim for being non political. Approximately ninty percent of posts comprise political phenomenons.

  52. Rehan says:

    Dear Paki friends of baltistan ! can we travel these days on KKh till khunjrab if we start travelling in the mid of this march 2010 ? Please e mail if you can… will be really gateful !!!

    Rehan
    Blackberry team EMS
    Warid telecom
    03214666807

  53. Abdul Karim says:

    Mr. Aslam’s reply to MD is a comprehensive one. Simply critisizing is very easy than contributing in right direction. Had MD contributed a credible news/article which the PT team didn’t give space, MD would have all rights to raise finger.

    Also, I would suggest every visitor of PT to avoid only appreciation in short words but the PT team would be more than happy to get valuable articles/news and commets on hot issues like economic dev, job market, quality edu, health, etc more specifically related to the GB.
    My sincere gratitudes for every commentor and contributor of PT and the team. God bless U all.

  54. Akhlaq Hussain Puniali says:

    Every person of G B is bound to do certain duties in contemporary period, for making strong to Pamir team
    in recognizing related to our culture.
    Performing of his duty gives him delight and happiness.
    instead of criticizing we should appreciate the Pamir team.
    At last i will say, God bless u, nd keep it up.

  55. uzma shah says:

    Its very glad to comment on your web. Its really nice and keep going on…
    God bless you n your whole team of Pamir Times!

  56. Shamim Ali says:

    First I would extend my sincere gratitudes to the founders and team of Pamir Times for their outstanding services in keeping us comprehensively in the loop of the contemporary situation of our area/region. My question is from PT founders and team?? Do we have only dance in our culture or any development in social, educational,economical development or any spark in agricultural development sector??? Why dance and music is on the main page of our website??? Please don’t mind it, I am not critisizing I just want to share and want to suggest you to give a turn over to your ideologies and define our genuine cultural empathy to the world and to the next generation will inherit. I am sure you will not feel it bad.

  57. Pamir Times says:

    Dear Shamim Ali

    First, thank you for the words of encouragement.

    Second, if you look at the banner in a more detailed manner, it is not just about dance and music. History (architecture), means of livelihood (yaks, tourism, habitat), senior citizens (symbolized by dancing elders!), artisans (symbolized by musicians), wild life (snow leopard), sports (symbolized by polo) and many other aspects of our society have ably been represented in a very harmonious way by our graphic designer (Zahid).

    What I feel missing, personally, is a female/women, figure.

    Thank you for sharing your honest opinion :-)

    Noor

  58. یہ ایک اچھی کوشش ہے اگر اس طرح تمام علاقے کے لوگ اپنے آپ کو نمایاں کرنے کے لئے آگے آئیں تو پاکستان کا امیج بہتر ہوسکتا ہے

  59. shahid ullah baig says:

    keep it up…. give us more update about atabad and gojal….

  60. Hi every body, my name is Malik Hassan ali and i am from city of pines Abbottabad.
    i am very shocked to see the videos and images of recent DIsastor in HUnza …
    the unique culture, hospitality have inspired me allot.

  61. fida hussain says:

    we all thanks pamirtimes whole team that they provide us information. they keep us in touch about the hapenings in gilgit baltistan. We all proud of tem.

  62. droth says:

    Very interesting to learn about people all over the world. Keep up the good work. I learned of your web site from the sad news here:
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/landslide_lake_in_pakistan.html#photo33

  63. waseem jamal says:

    it is great effert

  64. Najeeb Alam Hunzai says:

    i very humbly appreciate the mighty services that you very professionally tender for communicational knitting of GB.
    some times i found your coverage bit narrow and particularly confined to wakhi community, its my very humble suggestion that keep your identity as respectable citizen of HUNZA and go on with this wonderful work, nevertheless your efforts are worthy of emulation and commendable.

  65. Michel says:

    Great source of information on Northern Areas, and a great help if you want to keep up to date (specially after the recent weather problems) and do not live in the region. Big compliment from Amsterdam!

  66. rizwan krumi says:

    great source of newsin gb keep it up.

  67. sharifullah says:

    This is good initiative to aware all segments of life in Gilgit/ Baltistan by Pamir times.
    One suggestion is that the pictures are now too old, could the current pictures to be posted of each village, if possible. which can compared by the post and pre disaster. That disaster and current flood damaged the Nature over there and disturbed the normal life completely. Can any body believe the changes before 2010 and after 2009.

  68. hinal Khan says:

    Dear noor and all members of PT:
    you people are flying in the right direction.time is passing by very fast so the lucrative and long foresight act should be to take a vigilence over the assembly.some of your team members must be focused on council’s sessions and implementations of new legislation if any, and will be able to scrutinize the things impartially.
    you are doing a very perfect job.
    Regards
    Hinal Khan

  69. Safdar Khan Hunzai says:

    Pamir Times Blog is an asset of our Nation, Gilgit Baltistan .

  70. Ramzan Tajik says:

    Nice.. i really like it..

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