Category Archives: Pamir

Moscow University delegation reaches Gilgit to visit Ishkoman and Gojal

PT Report Gilgit, Octoebr 1: A delegation of scholars from Moscow University has reached Gilgit en-route to Gojal Valley (Hunza) and Ishkoman (Ghizar). The delegation was received by government officials, representatives of different organizations and the Gilgit based youth of … Continue reading

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Posted in Ghizar, Gojal, Hunza, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wakhi Festival concludes at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD, December 13: The five-day Wakhi Cultural Festival, organised by Lok Virsa in collaboration with Gojal Educational & Cultural Association (GECA), has concluded with a prestigious ceremony marked by traditional cultural ensembles of music and dance. The slogan of the … Continue reading

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Posted in Culture, Development, Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | 6 Comments

Baba Ghundi festival celebrated in Chipursan, Hunza

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan Photographs by Asghar Khan HUNZA, Sept 28: The first-ever Baba Ghundi Festival was held in the Chipurson valley of upper Hunza on Sunday in connection with the World Tourism Day. The main event was held in … Continue reading

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Posted in Chipursan, Culture, Development, Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Hunza-Nagar, Pakistan, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | 10 Comments

[Feature] Gojal Eid celebration revives Pamiri culture of Gilgit – Baltistan

By Gohar Abbas & Abdullah Bai The Eid reunion of Gojali community held in Islamabad, last Tuesday evening, became a celebration of their mountain culture that young and old from the Pamir heights enjoyed till late hours in the night, amidst strains … Continue reading

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Posted in Burushaski, Culture, Education, Ghizar, Gojal, Hunza, Hunza-Nagar, Pakistan, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | 7 Comments

Baba Ghundi Festival on World Tourism Day

Press Release Gilgit, September 24: The Baba – Ghundi festival will be celebrated on World Tourism Day, 27th September,  jointly, by the Tourism Department of Gilgit – Baltistan, AKRSP, AKCSP and the Chipursan Local Support Organization. The festival will be celebrated at Ispenji and … Continue reading

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Posted in Chipursan, Culture, Development, Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Hunza-Nagar, Pakistan, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | 13 Comments

International Pamir Festival 2009 being held in Wakhan

by Ali Aman Gojali (Event organizer) Wakhan, September 21: A two days long International Pamir Festival 2009, will be celebrated on 27th and 28th September, at the roof of the world, Sarhad-e- Buroghil, Wakhan in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. Artists from Tajikistan, … Continue reading

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Posted in Art, Culture, Development, Ghizar, Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Pakistan, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Wakhi radio program’s duration being increased to 60 minutes

by Ali Ahmed Gilgit, September 17: A delegation of Wakhi speaking people led by President Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association (WTCA) held an important meeting with Mr Murtaza Solangi, Director General of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), at Serena Hotel. Disucssing the … Continue reading

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Posted in Art, Culture, Gojal, Hunza, Hunza-Nagar, Pakistan, Pamir, WAKHAN, Wakhi | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Suggest a name for Urdu Blog

Dear readers After running Pamir Times successfully for the past 23 months, we now venture to launch an Urdu news and views blog for the mountainous communities of Gilgit – Baltistan. A  large number of volunteers have agreed to offer their services for … Continue reading

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Posted in Astore, Baltistan, Development, Diamer, Ghangche, Ghizar, Gilgit, Gilgit - Baltistan, Hunza, Hunza-Nagar, Nagar, Pakistan, Pamir, Skardu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

[Pictory] Cultural customs and values

Topic and photographs by Shujaat Ali (Shimshal) We have observed a lot of changes in our culture during the past few years. Some of the customs that have changed include respect to the elders by kissing hand, taking care of younger ones , … Continue reading

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[Travelogue] Nepal Yatra

by Nur My recent tour of Kathmandu, Nepal, revolved around Pamir Times. I had submitted a paper titled “Pamir Times: Blogging and Social Change in the Hunza valley” and, luckily, Panos South Asia, organziers of the conference, liked it. They … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, Gilgit, Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Pakistan, Pamir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments