March 31, 2016 Sophee Smiles at Attabad Lake Hunza

Gilgit-Baltistan: The Forgotten Land

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.

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December 28, 2015 Hunza Cultural Festival Concludes in Islamabad

Hunza Cultural Festival Concludes in Islamabad

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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October 28, 2015 hunza girls

Hunza: A Paradise Of High Literacy, Longevity and Gender Equality in a Remote Corner Of Pakistan

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.

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November 26, 2014 Safar-e-Balad Annual Fashion Show Celebrated at STEP IADM, Lahore

Safar-e-Balad Annual Fashion Show Celebrated at STEP IADM, Lahore

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.

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October 31, 2014 Women Suicide in Gilgit-Baltistan

Self, society and suicide in Gilgit

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.

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October 25, 2014 Tourim in the Hunza Valley of Pakistan

Tourism in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley returns with new faces

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.

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October 24, 2014 Gilgit-Baltistan & Chitral Cultural and Musical Event Held at COMSATS, Islamabad

GB&C Cultural and Musical Event Held at COMSATS, Islamabad

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).

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October 18, 2014 Shamans ceremony to call down the Snow Fairy Queen.Mt Rakaposhi in b/g. Kaimabad Hunza Valley Pakistan

Voices from the North

Professional groups of musicians, musical instrument makers, blacksmiths and metalworkers are losing their language because of the stigma attached to it.

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