Gilgit - Baltistan Moorkhoon 13 years ago Pamir Times FacebookTwitterLinkedin A stunning view of Moorkhoon Valley by Nazir Ali Khan Pamir Times administrator Pamir Times is the pioneering community news and views portal of Gilgit – Baltistan, Kohistan, Chitral and the surrounding mountain areas. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit, non-partisan and independent venture initiated by the youth. See author's posts FacebookTwitterLinkedinShare this on WhatsApp Tags: Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Moorkhoon Continue Reading Previous Issues in Potato TradeNext The colors of Hunza & Nagar valleys More Stories Gilgit - Baltistan Health Gilgit-Baltistan to adopt and scale up innovative digital health app 10 hours ago Pamir Times Environment Gilgit - Baltistan “Natural beauty of Attabad Lake is at stake due to illegal constructions”: IUCN Pakistan 1 day ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Health COVID-19 cases continue to soar in Gigit-Baltistan, as daily positivity ratio reaches 12.8% 4 weeks ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Gilgit-Baltistan reports sharp rise in CoVID19 infections 1 month ago Pamir Times Crime Gilgit - Baltistan Man killed in an unprecedented act of gun violence in Karimabad, Hunza 1 month ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Moorkhun Accident Exposes Failed Health Care System of Hunza District 1 month ago Pamir Times 4 thoughts on “Moorkhoon” This is awesome. So fresh and cool!!! Nazir thanks for sharing. best, Sultan Thankx Nazir for sharing————- WHY< WHY sooreeg Well Morkhoon, Nazir jon what a fantastic picture; look, I am gonna share about some common names, In Pakistan we have Morkhoon, in Wakhan we have Gozkhoon in Pakistan we have Avgarch, in Wakhan we have obgarch Sust, we have in Wakhan, in Pakistan we have Soust Boybar exactly common both in Pakistan and Wakhan Immit is common both in Pakistan as well as in Afghanistan (Wakhan) thanks for the fantastic pic man…………….. Moorkhun is a wakhi word means (House of Rain), you can see in this picture as well. it is located in the upper Gojal and center of Avgarch valley. People belong to moorkhun are famous for braveness and energetic like other villages of Gojal. Many of good leaders during the time of Hunza state belongs to this valley and currently many are in local and regional level leaderships, for the history of this village It is commonly believed that the first settler in Avgarch valley was the legendary Bobo-i- Sufi who came from Ghoron now one part in Tajikistan and one in Afghanistan (if I am not wrong) travelling along the Amu Daria (or Oxus) River. He is said to first have settled in Sost, but soon moved to the more secluded and secure Boiber Valley where he made Avgarch his permanent home. As the population grew, people spread out and moved down to Galapan, Gircha, Sartiz, Jamalabad, Moorkhun, Nazimabad and Sost, all of which comprise the Avgarch valley. The local people affiliates an old house in Sost with the Raja of Gilgit Thra Khan (1310) which was preserved by AKCSP. If this old house is really of the time of Raja Thra Khan then this house is older than that of the creation of Hunza state and is older than Altit and Baltit forts. Javed Ali Islamabad Comments are closed.