Thu. Jan 24th, 2019

Military, Media and Masses join hands to find ‘Shabbir’s Bag’

Gilgit: A young man from Baltistan traveling on the Karakoram Highway lost his bag near Chilas. The bag, in which there were important documents, apparently fell off a bus.

The young man, Shabbir, made a video with his cellphone and shared it on social media, requesting for help of fellow passengers, or other travelers.

The video was shared by Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR’s) Major General Ghafoor Ahmad on Facebook and Twitter, requesting his followers to find the distraught man’s bag.

The video went viral, and was also picked by some national television channels.

Later, Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s top journalists, tweeted that the bag had been found by a passenger, Haq Nawaz, and it could be picked from an office of NATCO Gilgit-Baltistan, a semi-government transport company.

Thus, through a joint online search operation, the military, the media, and the masses were able to find the missing bag. In the end, General Asif Ghafoor acknowledged the ‘power of media and social media’.

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