Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

HUNZA (AFP): In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival. Baksh Dil Khan, a retired schoolteacher is saddling his horse as his...

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Attabad Incident: Court acquits 8 activists in unlawful assembly case

Attabad Incident: Court acquits 8 activists in unlawful assembly case

Hunza: The civil court Hunza on Wednesday acquitted 8 activists who were facing charges of facilitating unlawful assembly, blocking road and protesting against governments’ inaction on 4th April 2010,   after 4  months of the Attababd disaster. Among the activists acquitted were Niyatullah, Ghulam Abbas, Salman Ali,  Saifullah, Himayat Karim,...

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Reforms in Education Sector in Gilgit-Baltistan

Reforms in Education Sector in Gilgit-Baltistan

Karim Mohammad Khan Gilgit-Baltistan Education Department has introduced different structural reforms in schools. The first and most important change was the GB Government inducted new school teachers through NTS and FPSC. This was essential in order to strengthen institutions as best school system and also focus to hire highly competent...

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Moving beyond the jargon

Moving beyond the jargon

Amir Hussain Social entrepreneurship is the new mantra of development economics that tends to shape the development policy discourse as a counter-narrative to the conventional participatory approaches of rural development. Conventional bottom-up and horizontal participatory approaches of development have become less favourable as principles of social transformation in the contemporary...

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