Gilgit - Baltistan

Highlights of Walk Participants’ activities in Gilgit

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Gilgit, June 05: Participants of the longest walk in the history of Gilgit – Baltistan’s scouting receieved a very warm welcome in Gilgit city. Following are the highlights of the different events of their last day in Gilgit.

  • Scouts stayed at Shah Karim Hostel. They prasied cooperative behavior of the superintendent Mr Jahangir Shah. The library, dining halls and other facilities were opened for for the scouts by the management

  • The scouts marched towards the Chinar Bagh and paid tribute to the Martyrs of Gilgit – Baltistan’s war of independence. Malik Miskeen, speaker of the Northern Areas Legislative Assembly (NALA) addressed the scouts and praised their courage and passion for promoting peace, love and betterment of the environemtn. Also present at the occasion were officials of Pakistan Boys Scouts Association, including B. J. Shams, the provincial scouts commissioner

  • Later the scouts walked toward the historic “Ghari Bagh” and started cleaning up the bazar area
  • They cleaned the bazar area, moving towards Zulfiqarabad, through the Airport road
  • A warm welcome awaited the scouts at Zulfiqarabad where leaders and members of the Ismaili community, members of the Boys Scouts and Girl Guides had made impressive arrangements to make the scouts feel at home
  • Later the scouts returned to Shah Karim Hostel
  • At Shah Karim Hostel a grand closing ceremony was held which was attended and addressed by Zafar Iqbal (MD- NATCO), Abdul Haq, Director Colleges, Bulbul Jan Shams, Provincial Secretary of Pakistan Boys Scouts Association, Professor Manzoor, Sarfaraz Shah, Sir Baz Khan, Ishtiaq Yad, Ahmad Jami Sakhi and Riaz Ahmad advocate, among others
  • The speakers congratulated the scouts for holding the walk and completing it successfuly. They asked the scouts to abstain from indulging in social evils and promote the truly Islamic way of life and living
  • The walk was officialy closed and certificates were distributed among the scouts
  •  Later, in the evening, the scouts returned to Zulfiqarabad, where the local scouts had arranged a stupendous cultural show in honor of their comrads

  • The scouts from different villages of Gojal including Shimshal, Moorkhoon, Shishkat, Hussaini, Ghulkin and Gulmit (I might be missing names of some villages) praised the arrangements of made by the Jamat and thanked them for their generosity and cooperation
  • Interestingly this caravan of the scouts had become more inclusive because tens of scouts from villages falling on the route of the walk had also joined in, increasing the number of walkers. These included scouts from Murtazaabad, Ahmadabad, Hassanabad and other villages of Hunza


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  1. Thanks to Ustad Mohtaram Jahangir Shah for the support and care he has shown to the scouts.
    I would also thank all those who have supported the scouts through out the journey.
    May you get the reward in many folds.(Ameen)
    Aslam Ghalib

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