Monthly Archives: May 2008

Tom and Jenny wedlocked in Chipursan

By: Sultan Ahmed The Wakhi tradition of marriage is unique and has its own beauty. For centuries, this tradition has been kept alive. There is general feeling that because of globalization, all traditions are affected and wakhi tradition is not … Continue reading

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Two students from Passu qualified for national level art competition

Hunza, May 31: Two school students from Passu have qualified for the national level Golden Jubilee Art Competition titled “”Friends of the environment”  to be held on June 8 at PC Hotel, Lahore. The competition has been organised by Aga … Continue reading

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Scouts received warm welcome at Ahmedabad

Hunza, May 31: The Scouts from Gojal have received a very warm welcome in Ahmedabad, the first camping village of the 6-days adventure walk along the historical pony track. The scouts from the village and local community have extented a warm … Continue reading

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Govt urged to clarify report about Osama’s presence at K2

Forwarded by: Didar Hunzai ISLAMABAD, May 29: An internationally-renowned Pakistani mountaineer has asked the government to publicly contradict a media report about the alleged presence of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Karakurum mountain range, an allegation that can badly … Continue reading

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Scouts begin walk along historical pony track

Hunza, May 31: The Ismaili Boy Scouts have started a 6-days Adventure and Environment walk from Gulmit, Gojal to Gilgit city, along the historical pony track.  The walk is organized by Gulmit Boy Scouts Group, to celebrate the 100 years … Continue reading

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Pony Track from Gilgit to Kilik Pass

(The Scouts from Gojal have started adventure walk along the pony track from Gulmit to Gilgit, which is part of the greater historical Gilgit to Kilik Pony track. The below write up provides facts and figures about the track documented … Continue reading

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The WALK Begins

Gulmit, May 31: Today more than sixty boys scouts from villages under the jurisdiction of Gulmit Council started the six days walk from Gulmit – Gilgit.  Advance party, comprising of Mubarak (Passu), Fazal (Hussaini), Karim (Ghulkin) and Zeeshan Ali, Akram Shah, Amin … Continue reading

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Climate change and GLOFs

By Amber Rasool It’s good to be a part of KNCC and I strongly believe that this network will be very useful in channelling information to the right people and through them to a wider audience.  I would like to … Continue reading

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Call for application against NAs. reserve seats

Hunza, May 30: The Directorate of education has called for applications for session 2008-2009, from the students of all 6 distrcts of Northern Areas, against the reserved seats for Northern Areas. Application forms can be received from the nomination branch after … Continue reading

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Mourning grips Attaabad (Gharaiyet) after deadly jeep accident

Funeral ceremony of 3 family members of Hayat Khan Hunza, May 29: Twelve people including three children and five women were killed when an overcrowded jeep plummeted off the narrow mountain downhill 75 to 100 feet in Attabad village, about … Continue reading

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