Sat. Jul 2nd, 2022

Gulmit Premier League kicks off

Gulmit, August 3 (PR): Gulmit Premier League (GPL), a local level soccer tournament in which 16 teams from Gulmit are participating, kicked off today in Gojal Valley’s Tehsil Headquarter, in the Upper Hunza region of Gilgit-Baltistan. The 16 teams have been divided into four polls.


First match of the opening day was played between Lakhsh Football Club (LFC) and Disaster Boys Gulmit “A”. Both teams were unable to score goals, leading the match to a draw. Similar results were seen in the second match, played between Noyoft Ondra and Gulmit Shah-e-Chiragh “A”.

In the third and final match of the first day, Baaz Eleven Gulmit defeated Chamangul Tigers, 2-0.

MLA Mutabiat Shah, technocrat member of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, and renowned mountaineer Col (r) Sher Khan, were present in the opening ceremony of the tournament. They appreciated the organizers for arranging a very colorful sporting activity in the disaster hit region.

Explaining objectives of the tournament, the organizers said that they plan to persuade the youth to avoid unhealthy social habits and concentrate on studies and sports, among other healthy activities, to be able to live successful lives. “Through the tournament we want to tell the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and the world that as human being we all are custodians of the resources of this earth and it is our duty to be prudent in our social life. We should live happily, celebrate successes and share our griefs, leading the world towards a happy future”, an official statement shared with the press said, explaining the tournament’s message.

“Just like the differences exhibited in the colourful uniforms the teams are wearing in this tournament, our differences as human beings can make us strong and can be a source of unity, rather than conflict. We should appreciate and accept the colours of the world and contribute positively towards promotion of respect and acceptance for pluralism”, the message further read.

The tournament has been organized by Gulmit Young Stars Club and Students Welfare Organization. Final of the Gulmit Premier League (GPL) will be played on the 14th of August, on the independence day of Pakistan.

It is pertinent to note that Pamir Times is GPL’s official media partner. We will be sharing updates here every night, till the final match.

11 thoughts on “Gulmit Premier League kicks off

  1. The World Cup is for the whole world but for the people of Gulmit, this is their World Cup. Heartiest congratulations to the organisers and this will prove to be a very , very successful, exciting and popular football show ! Keep it up

  2. What was wrong with Hunza Premiere league which to me is the most popular sports event of Gilgit-baltistan 4o teams participating(currently season 4) in progress, i didn,t see any news regarding it on PT no coverage at all.
    what does this implies @ PT administration?

    1. Kindly ask the organizers to share press release/photographs with us, either on FB or through email.

      That there was no coverage implies that no information was shared with us, otherwise there is no reason for us to not post material here on Pamir Times.

  3. Congratulation management and teams of the event.I truly believe sports will keep our youth away from narcotics and other undesirable activities.
    When i was back in karimabad I witnessed a same mega event in karimabad shabaran and Am wondering why so many premier leagues named after very small villages why not promote a greater event which exists already?
    how many premiere leagues can we afford?at least a double dozen if named after every small and big village which will prove harmful rather than being beneficial.
    i think we need to come out of the nutshell and strive together as one unit

    Ghulam Ali

  4. Nice efforts from the Management of GPL, accept our heartiest congratulations and good wishes.

  5. Dear Team Members and organizers,

    Am glad to see the healthy activities of young generation towards different sports in Gojal Valley, Foot Ball is one of the best spots in the world.

    Congratulation GPL to organize FOOT BALL tournament

    Keep it up” SUPER”


  6. congratulations the organizers of every league ,no doubt there has always been conflict among the leagues but the ultimate objective is the same .i do feel or seance some smell ,but as per my view there should be more and more activities not even at the village levels but even at the mohahalla levels to provide equal opportunities the youth to the maximum to participate.
    i am sure this the only thing which will keep them away from the bad and evil habits.
    a humble request to the the writers ,readers,opinion makers.and the cor responders to avoids to records words ,sentences and opinions with care as we are in a transitions .accept each others opinions try to make under stand rather to react which will create conflict.
    dr sher aziz

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