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:WhatsAppTweetLike this:Like Loading... Share this on WhatsApp Tags: Gilgit - Baltistan, Gojal, Hunza, Moorkhoon Continue Reading Previous Issues in Potato TradeNext The colors of Hunza & Nagar valleys More Stories Crime Gilgit - Baltistan Gilgit Police arrests two for opening fire on public vehicle today 2 weeks ago Pamir Times Crime Gilgit - Baltistan Two injured after miscreants open fire on a public transport vehicle in Gilgit city 2 weeks ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Sports Dr. Fehimda Mirza presents Pakistan’s flag to mountaineer Sirbaz Khan to hoist at the top of Anapurna mountain 4 weeks ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan 16-years-old girl loses life during appendix surgery, parents demand inquiry 1 month ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan FIA arrests govt employee for harassing woman online 2 months ago Pamir Times Gilgit - Baltistan Shaukat Ali Khan appointed as ‘Global Chief Information Officer’ of the Aga Khan University 2 months 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.