Author: Imran Hunzai

The people of Hunza valley, among others in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, celebrate the Persian new year with great zeal. The celebrations are quite different from what are observed in modern day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan etc but Hunza has been able to keep this tradition alive throughout centuries.

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Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) has been organizing the Hunza Cultural Festival every year for people of Hunza living in the twin cities. The event has been regularly held since 2009; only with exception of 2013 where it was canceled due to the demise of multiple armed force personnel from Hunza in an accident on Karakoram Highway.

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Pakistani singer Nabeel Shaukat Ali has released his new single video “Bulleya” and this time he has chosen Hunza among many other places in Pakistan as a shooting location. The video song that is released under Saaibaba Telefilms is sung and composed by Nabeel Shaukat Ali himself.

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The 2015 edition of Hunza Cultural Festival concludes in Islamabad with performances by some well known artists from Hunza. The 2-day long cultural event was organized by Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) under the slogan “keeping tradition alive’.

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Remember Naveed Khan, the guy who brought Brandon Stanton to Pakistan? He has been arranging tours to Hunza and other regions of Gilgit-Baltistan through his initiative Hunza on Foot.

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Romantic-movie fanatics might have better idea how exhilarating the movie gets when two true lovers are separated by the manacles of boundaries. The love story of Sher Ali from the Hunza valley is in no way lesser than a Bollywood movie that is filled with all the thrills of ups and downs. Lucky enough for Sher Ali and his admirer from India, the story has a happy ending; something we have been seeing in most of the desi movies for decades.

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