Monitoring desk. Large number of people attended a conference titled “Development in Hunza & Nagar”, held at Karimabad Hunza on 8th November, 2007. Intellectuals, activists, members of civil society organizations and local political leaders participated in the event.
Syed Yahya Shah, from Nagar, was one of the keynote speakers. Chief Executive Northern Areas Legislative Assembly, Mr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, was the chief guest. The conference started late because of the delay in arrival of the chief guest.
Some of the themes discussed during the conference were Political issues, Social Issues, Cultural Issues and Economic issues, in the backdrop of the evolution in development of the region. A documentary, prepared specially for the moment, was also exhibited and liked by the participants.
This was the first large scale event since the creation of the seventh district. Public circles lauded the efforts of AKDN to bring the people of the historicaly rival states together through conferences and hoped that such events will take place in the future as well.
Social scientists, economists, development professionals and other experts presented their papers while a pannel discussion was also held.