I probably shouldn’t say this but Pakistan certainly took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting anything half as handsome as what it turned out to be. The Northern Areas of Pakistan, specifically Gilgit-Baltistan, are majestic. If you happen to visit Gilgit-Baltistan, you could easily compare it to Switzerland we often gawk at during Yash Chopra movie sessions.
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’.
The Hunza Valley, a region in the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of northernmost Pakistan, is renowned not only for its spectacular natural scenery of majestic mountains and glittering lakes but also for the beauty of its people, who enjoy a long life expectancy.
An annual fashion show “Safar-e-Balad” was organized at STEP Institute of Art, Design and Management, Lahore. The event with the tagline “The Creative Journey” allowed 1 year BTEC Level 3 Diploma students of Fashion & Clothing to display and exhibit their final collections.
The contemporary society of Gilgit is undergoing an existential crisis begotten by drastic changes and ruptures caused by the forces of modernisation. For the last four decades it has been exposed to a medley of forces which are exogenous, but which have given birth to trends endogenous to the society. These changes have enabled people to get rid of a few institutions and actors that were impediments to progress.
A series of presentations on the Gilgit-Baltistan region has been initiated by Pamir Media Group. First part of the series is uploaded here. The sources for information have been given at the end of the presentation. More aspects of life in Gilgit-Baltistan region will be covered in the future presentations.
Pakistan often finds itself in the unenviable position of being labelled as the most dangerous country in the world. It has been on the cover issue of an international magazine for this reason a couple of years ago.
Tourists visit at the Baltit Fort in Karimabad, a town of northern Hunza valley on August 3, 2014. After a slump in tourism that has lasted more than a decade, the streets of Karimabad in Pakistan’s idyllic northern Hunza Valley are bursting once again with visitors enjoying the city’s sights and sounds — but the locals aren’t happy.
The students from Gilgit-Baltistan & Chitral (GB&C) held a cultural and musical event at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on 24th October, 2014. The event was part of annual programs that the students arrange each year before Gilgit-Baltistan Day (Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan).