Islamabad 04 August 2015 – Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) has been providing relief to villages in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, which have been affected by devastating floods resulting from monsoon rains and glacial outbursts. Flash flooding and debris flow have washed away over 100 villages while disrupting access to roads and bridges and causing damage to property, crops, livestock, communication infrastructure … Continue reading AKDN/FOCUS Pakistan mobilise over 700 trained volunteers in flood-affected Chitral & Gilgit-Baltistan
Excerpt: Before 1974, Gojal was part of the Hunza State, and was governed by the Mir of Hunza. Gojal enjoyed tremendous importance owing to its strategic and agricultural value. The Gulmit Vvillage of Gojal was the summer capital of Hunza, where the Mir of Hunza used to hold his court and deliberations were made on a range of issues. Local music and dance programs would … Continue reading Gorgeous Gojal: Where Pakistan begins
Gojal- On Monday night floods sprouting from different streams due to heavy rainfalls caused huge damages to standing crops, trees, bridges and roads in Chipursan, a remote valley in Gojal Hunza. Hundred of acres of land came under water as the flood block the Chipursan. River for many hours. The Chipursan Local Support Organization; Sahib Hayat has requested the Philanthropists for help. Anyone willing to … Continue reading The people of Chipursan calling for help | Sost Today
Brandon Stanton began ‘Humans of New York’ in the summer of 2010. He created an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants, plotting their photos and stories on a vibrant blog. This summer, Brandon travels to the Hunza Valley and the Gilgit-Baltistan region to meet the residents. He states: “Featuring several of the highest mountains in the world, massive glaciers, and powerful rivers, the region has some … Continue reading Humans of New York Travels to Hunza Valley and Gilgit-Baltistan to feature stories of the residents
We are so used to stories about Pakistan that include terrorism, violence, bombs and bullets. Similarly, we are used to stories about failed foreign aid, fraud, waste, abuse, charities that don’t do what they promise and a growing sense that we have so many problems at home, so why bother doing anything abroad? Into that cynical vortex comes a Washington Post story with a very … Continue reading The Hill Times: Imagine, a good news story on Pakistan
The Hunza Story: view the spectacular natural beauty of the Hunza Valley, the Khunjerab Pass at 4,900 meters above seal level – the highest border crossing in the world, and Imamat Day celebration in Altit.
About the documentary:
A young traveller, an amateur photographer, and a bored student on vacation explore the cultures, the sights, and people of the Hunza Valley. Hunza is an isolated land in northern Pakistan and this is the main reason it is still able to hold on to its cultures and traditions. The Hunza Valley is also one of the top tourist destinations in Pakistan. This documentary depicts the spectacular natural environment of the Hunza Valley and the cultures of the people through the perspective of a tourist.
The group backpacked through the region by pooling together their funds to cover their expenses for food; they slept on sleeping bags in tents, and asked for rides from passing vehicles to travel to the their destinations. The team was successful in completing the journey largely due to the hospitality of and assistance from the people of the region.
The documentary was directed by Arsal Shafa and narrated by Afaq Baig.
Altit Fort, Hunza, Pakistan The restoration of Altit Fort represents yet another step forward in the model of community-based conservation practice that has been evolving in the body of work of the Aga Khan Cultural Service of Pakistan. This prominent landmark, dating back one thousand years, has been restored from an abandoned ruin into a vibrant community centerpiece through a careful step-by-step strategy. Meticulous historical … Continue reading 2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award Winners: Award of Distinction: Altit Fort, Hunza, Pakistan
Bangkok, 1 September 2011 – The restoration of Altit Fort in Pakistan, an Aga Khan Trust for Culture project undertaken by the Aga Khan Cultural Service, has received an Award of Distinction at the 2011 UNESCO Asian-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Conservation works for the 900-year-old Altit Fort focused on mending structural defects, stabilising and repairing existing walls, replacing some roofs, treating wood decay … Continue reading Aga Khan Trust for Culture Receives 2011 UNESCO Award for Culture Heritage Conservation
Images: Asghar Khan, Taken on: July 11, 2010 … Read More via PAMIR TIMES Continue reading Imamat Day at Gulmit (via PAMIR TIMES)
http://twitter.com/HumaImtiaz/statuses/18335492182 Earlier: Imamat Day Celebrations in Hunza, latest photographs by Huma Imtiaz Continue reading Hunza: Imamat Day begins at the Polo Ground in Karimabad
PT Report Hunza: Thousands of people in the disaster hit Hunza Valley joined their Ismaili brothers and sisters across the globe in celebrating the 53rd Imamat Day on July 11, a ceremony symbolizing H.H. The Aga Khan’s accession to the throne of Imamat. Grand celebrations were held in Shishkat and Gulmit, two of the worst affected villages of Gojal valley. IDPs of Attabad celebrated Imamat … Continue reading Salgirah in the times of disaster (via PAMIR TIMES)
With many thanks to Huma Imtiaz who took these latest photographs. She’s a journalist in Pakistan and is currently traveling in Hunza. http://twitter.com/HumaImtiaz http://humaimtiaz.wordpress.com/ Continue reading Imamat Day Celebrations in Hunza, latest photographs by Huma Imtiaz
Some exceptional and recent photographs from Altit Village in Hunza Valley and other parts of the Northern areas of Pakistan. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bag_lady/sets/72157619703830547/ Continue reading People of Northern Areas of Pakistan – Flickr
Gulbtur (Batura Valley) provides beautiful scenery to foreign and local tourists. It attracts people from all over the world to Hunza valley. Thousands of tourists travel Batura every year, because it is one of the famous and 2nd longest glaciers of the wold. http://gulbtur.wordpress.com/about/ Continue reading Gulbtur (Batura Valley) Hunza
I reread the crumpled wedding invitation for what must be the twelfth time: 10:00 a.m. I look at my watch: 1:00 p.m. Over a thousand guests sit sweating under the tent, waiting for the festivities to begin. Pakistani weddings tend to run late, and I shouldn’t be surprised that a wedding involving five brides, five grooms and all of their extended family members would start … Continue reading A Mass Wedding in Northern Pakistan
HUNZA, Brashall, April 21: Shia Imami Ismaili Shaheen Scouts and shaheen guides, a subsidiary of Girls guide are on cleaning environment compaign in order to keep planet clean. via K.B.Shaheen Guides and Scouts push cleaning drive to keep planet clean « Al Shams. Continue reading Shaheen Guides and Scouts push cleaning drive « Al Shams
There are some interesting photographs and articles available about her travels to Northern parts of Pakistan. Visit her website and browse around. http://www.expatheather.com On Twitter: http://twitter.com/expatheather Continue reading Expat Heather – Travel addict, international educator and freelance writer
A seven-mile lake formed by a massive landslide in north-east Pakistan is threatening to burst its banks and sweep through a valley, wiping out villages and endangering 45,000 people who live downstream. Engineers are racing to build a channel at the top of the natural dam, formed by a landslide in early January which killed 19 people and blocked the Hunza River. –snip– The villagers, … Continue reading Wall of water could engulf Shangri-La – The Independent