President Ismaili National Council Pakistan visits disaster hit areas of Hunza

January 12, 2009 – by Zulfiqar Ali Khan: Iqbal Walji, President Ismaili National Council for Pakistan, Chairperson FOCUS Pakistan Khatija Shahban, Vice Chairman FOCUS Hanif Farista visited disaster hit areas of Hunza. Briefing was given by Dr. Khawaja Khan, President Ismaili Regional Council for Hunza. Further coverage at Pamirtimes.net Donate in Attabad Hunza Relief Fund…

Karakoram Area Development Organisation (KADO) – Development and Research Journal

HUNZA, December 07: Karakoram Area Development Organisation-KADO released the print and online version of the third Issue of Karakoram Knowledge Highway-KKH. KKH is the first multidisciplinary, quarterly published, development and research journal from Karakoram aimed at to generate and disseminate rigorous research manuscripts and scholarly works, on different aspects of the high Asia Mountains and…

Mutabiat Shah: member of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly from Hunza

by Zulfiqar Ali Khan HUNZA, December 8: “Peace and harmony is the key prerequisite for equitable and sustainable development of Gilgit-Baltistan,” said Mutabiat Shah, the newly selected technocrat member of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA), from Hunza, while talking to media persons in Gilgit. He stressed the need to promote inter faith and cultural harmony…

Article: Retrospective Glimpses of Hunza

By Karim Imamdad Hunzai The princely state of Hunza was a cause of great trouble and nuisance in the end of the 19th century for the Political Agent of Gilgit Coloel. Aiglernon Durand ,who was a representative of the British Empire. The Hunza state possessed of the important mountain passes Mintak pass and Kilik pass,…

400-year-old house in Hunza to get UNESCO award

HUNZA, Oct 1: An ancient house in Hunza has received the Unesco’s Heritage Award for 2009. Ali Gohar House, a 400-year-old architectural masterpiece, formerly used by envoy of Mir of Hunza to Kashgar, Sinkiang, was selected by a panel of international conservation experts in architecture, urban planning, heritage conservation and landscape design from among the…

Baba Ghundi Festival held in Hunza

By Zulfiqar Ali Khan Photographs by Asghar Khan / pamirtimes.net HUNZA, Sept 28: The first-ever Baba Ghundi Festival was held in the Chipurson valley of upper Hunza on Sunday in connection with the World Tourism Day. The main event was held in the Ispenj village of Chipurson, where traditional songs and games like polo, buz…

Women of Hunza

The women who would restore a symbol of Hunza’s history By Noor and Asghar Khan at Pamirtimes.net As the nine hundred years old Altit Fort gets completely restored in the year 2010, not only would facade of the ancient fort have changed in the middle of Hunza valley, a deeper social change would also have…

Cooking in Hunza

Taste has a strong effect on our sense of well-being and our social identity. Food informs us who we are, how well we are, and even how far we are from home. Few things are more intimately linked, more closely implicated, and more sweetly (or bitterly) sensed in our life’s journey than food. Just how…

Hidden Kingdom – article by Hira Tajwar

Despite its struggling economy, progress and hope abound in the ethereal valley of Hunza. HIRA TAJWAR –snip– One of the evenings, I sat with the locals. Gulbaaz told me that despite the gloomy times, the spirit of the Hunza people was still alive and kicking. In fluent English, he said he was optimistic that the…