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KIU Students Organize meeting with senior Wakhi professionals

By Asghar Khan

Gilgit, 20 April : A group of Wakhi speaking students of Karakuram International University organized an impressive meeting with senior professionals, here, at a local Hotel. A number of speakers had been invited to share their experiences and insights with the young students.

The speakers included Mr Muzaffar Udin, regional program manager of AKRSP, Mr Rehmat Ullah Baig, Chairman of Gulmit Educational and Social Welfare Society, Mr Ahmad Jami Sakhi, academic administrative officer of PDCN, Mr Sultan Ahmad, communication officer of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance and Mrs Fozia Zahid of the Directorate of Women Development, Gilgit. Senior poet, cultural activist and teacher Mr Ali Qurban recited verses of his poetry related to theme of the day. The speakers emphasized on constant self improvement, hard work, cooperation, objectivitiy, pragmatism, systemtic progress and retrospective reflections on self and the society.

Growing numbers of Wakhi speaking students are studying at the region’s only university. They face a number of challenges, including accomodation and safety, among others. The objective of this get together, according to Ala Udin, a senior student at the university, was to create a nexus between the students and professionals and to capitalize on the insights and experiences of the later to solve issues faced by the former. Deliberations were also made on the possibility of instituting an organization that works for protection of rights of the students, fostering the notions of pluralism and establishing links with Wakhi/Pamiri students, coming from various parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Central Asian Republics, in the future.

The program was a major success according the feedbacks received by this reporter. It was the first of its kind meeting of Wakhi professionals and students in Gilgit.


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  1. I would like to congratulate the wakhi teaching staff at KIU, as they felt the need of such a forum where our students can interact with Wakhi professionals in the area. Ejaz Sakhi (a lecturer at KIU) was planning to hold such a forum for our studentrs last year, but due to many unavoidable reasons he could not, however he kept motivating students to arrange it themsilves. congrats to all students as well

    Aziz at Mansehra

  2. great job..KIU students

    tremis zxun molet holisht tou niven de ilme helga woz
    khayolet fikrves’h poyem shupunem tuo shupunem taey
    (NAzir Ahmad Bulbul)

  3. i would like to congrate KIU staff and students for initaitive they have taken for metual understanding and gatherd for a get togather
    and discussion this will help both students and seniors to come farward and say Let,s Work Togather…that is very important to conduct such type of simanars which will enhance brotherhood and metual understanding between students and staff..

    Didar Karim Bari
    NUML university islamabad

  4. I would like to congratulate all the Gojali students of KIU for such a nice job. It must keep on and on…
    Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.

  5. Dear All,

    Congratulations to all the students and organizers of KIU for arranging a very good interactive sessions in Gilgit, exchange of thoughts and ideas among the wakhi speaking will definately promote understanding and tolerence in the region. fortunately and due to the blessing of Imamati institutions our manpowers are fully capable to organize and arrange excellent events and programmes. i hope this kind of interactive sessions will continue ahead without any deadlock.


    Shah Zaman

  6. there is no word I in the word “teamwork”.

    congr8s for the showing the unity in a splendid teamwork.


  7. Congrats , first wakhic professional and students intraction Gilgi, tthat will help to develop and to create evoking ideas among the youth of Gojal.

    Keep it on long and sustain able basis with medium and long terms goals—–

    Lot of good wishes and seccess

  8. wise words.

    Ability can naver hide . Life is a game play injury is deeper than insult .the birth of tension is the death of talent.No sound in this world is more louder than silence.and if some one can,t understand ur silence they wont understand ur words either.


    C/O HGP Islam Abad

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