Amina Khatoon who secured top position in federal board. Award Distribution Ceremony held in Lahore. It was organized by Punjab Government. Amina Khatoon gave credit to her mother and teachers for educating her.
Amina Khanton’s speaks in Award Distribution Ceremony Lahore.
I commence with the Name of Allah – in Whom all excellences are combined and Who is free from all defects. The Compassionate – One Whose blessings are extensive and unlimited. The Merciful – One Whose blessings are inherent and eternal.
Respected chief minter, teachers and fellows Asalam-o-alikum, my name is Amina Khaoon, I belong to Gilgit Baltistan and I have got 1st potion in entire Gilgit Balitstan province. Gilgit Baltistan region has been underestimated and the region has not yet developed. Mashallah our region male and female student are very intelligent and has talent but because of less facilitation and offers, they couldn’t get better in their fields.
I am happy to attain this student award ceremony and I thank chief minter of Punjab govt to give us a chance to speak here and though this ceremony to encourage Gilgit Baltistan student. Thank you chief minster of Punjab.
Credit of my success goes to following individuals, 1st of all credit goes to my Mom and then goes to my brothers who support me and to my teachers who teach me.
Respected Chief minters I have a request, that’s last year in Punjab you double seats for GB medical students, I would ask for to double seats for engineering student too.
The dead bodies of two students have been recovered from the Hanisara River that flows through Gilgit city. The two students, Masoom and Shahid, had drowned in the river while trying to cross it after school hours, ‘to be able to reach their homes earlier’.
The bodies had been missing for almost three weeks despite of several efforts.
On Friday evening the body of Masoom Shah was found near the river bed and shifted to his native village in the Yasin Valley for final rituals. The next morning, Saturday, the body of Shahid was also found. The final rituals were performed at Zulfiqarabad Jamatkhana and his body was laid to rest at Zulfiqarabad graveyard. Shahid also belonged to Yasin Valley of Ghizar District.
Source (thenews) The Gilgit-Baltistan Student Council of Quaid-i-Azam University celebrated the 64th Independence of Gilgit-Baltistan from Dogra Raj at the Rawalpindi Arts Council.
Gilgit-Baltistan Finance Minister Mohammad Ali Akhtar was the chief guest on the occasion. All student councils — Mehran, Seraiki, Balochi, Punjabi, Pakhtun — were present there to show solidarity and celebrate the Gilgit-Baltistan independence day with them. The students aptly organised the whole function where they presented the culture of Baltistan through dances and songs.
On their independence day the Gilgit-Baltistan Council of the Quaid-i-Azam University appoints their new members of the council. In this regard all the Student Councils’ chairmen congratulated the newly-elected Student Council and the caps were exchanged between the chairmen. Mehran Council, Saraiki Council, Pakhtun Council, Balochi Council and Punjabi Council gifted their ‘cultural caps’, ‘dastar’, ‘pagri’ and ‘ajraks’ to Gilgit-Baltistan’s newly elected Chairman Amjad Ali Hunzai and he in exchange gifted and dressed them up with ‘Gilgiti cap’.
All the student council presented their own cultural dance that was much appreciated by the students. Typical Gilgiti dance with two swords was also presented by a student. Since ‘Shina’ is spoken in Gilgit-Baltistan a song in that language was also presented by a student. The chief guest Mohammad Ali Akhtar while speaking on the occasion said that by the Grace of God Gilgit-Baltistan is blessed with crystal clear rivers, countless glaciers and mountainous ranges, Himalaya, Hindukash and Karakoram and beautiful valleys. He said that today Gilgit-Baltistan was freed from the Dogara Raj and allied with Pakistan.
He said that Gilgit-Baltistan was included in national stream because of martyrs and Bhuttoism. Mohammad Ali Akhtar said that Gilgit-Baltistan remained under the control of bureaucracy and it was neglected till 1974. He said that in spite of declaring independent province, Gilgit-Baltistan has not been given complete provincial autonomy and its struggle will continue till the achievement of goal. “There should be no confusion in the fact that why we are celebrating our Independence Day on November 1st, we are not separate from Pakistan that got independence in 1947, but it is because that we defeated Dogra Raj in 1947 and since then we are celebrating our independence. Then we decided to become a part of Pakistan in 1947. It is a tribute that we pay to our martyrs who laid their life for our independence.
It was a historic moment for us that we chose to be a part of Pakistan. The present government has recognised our services and given us a status of a province but we will only be completed when we’ll have representations in National Assembly and Senate. Here we want to tell each and every Pakistani that we are standing behind you and in every crisis we will support Pakistan,” he said.
Source (Shabbir Mir, Expresstribune) The only female literacy initiative in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) is facing extinction with dissolution of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD). More than 100 workers working under NCHD in G-B will also lose their jobs.
The NCHD, which was created in 2002 to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), was functioning under the federal government until recently, when government transferred it to the provincial governments under the 18th Amendment. However, due to lack of funds the provincial governments refused to take the organisation, after which it was decided to abolish the institution altogether.
“We are running from pillar to post, but nothing [positive] is happening,” Ejaz Ahmed Khan, a senior NCHD official, told The Express Tribune on Saturday.
Khan said he is trying to convince the Provincial Action Committee (PAC) to launch a movement to get NCHD transferred to the G-B government.
“With the closure of NCHD, the government will lose the only initiative to spread female education in the province,” he said.
He added the commission has been actively involved in improving primary education in Pakistan. “The commission had launched a campaign in all parts of G-B to ensure all children are given primary education,” he added.
However, the government’s response after the devolution has been disappointing. “Our programme was really successful in G-B and we were expecting the government would continue it,” he explained.
“The PAC also held several meetings with the government to highlight the commission’s role in improving education. However, we have not received any positive response from them,” he said.
He added the government had reduced the number of centres in G-B from 500 to 100, and the staff members are going through a lot of stress due to the closure.
(Rawalpindi) Some mysterious unknown motorcyclist captured three junior college students of Gilgit-Baltistan and attempted to kill them. Kumail, Ruhulallah and Zahir were passing through the busy commercial market of Satellite Town, when two motorcyclists provoked them to initiate a clash.
Later they called up a contingent of violent men who arrived on the spot in two vehicles equipped with iron rods, clips and knifes. They beastly attacked the GB students. Two of the students were soaked in blood with injuries on head. Kumail was taken into the vehicle and was transferred to unknown torture cell where he was physically tortured for two hours and was left with broken arm.
The mysterious miscreants first tortured the students and then took the students to new town Police Station for further anguish in the hands of Rawalpindi Police.
Hundreds of Gilgit-Baltistan students came out to protest against the incident and blocked the streets around Murree road. They pointed out the names of the miscreants and they were brought to the Police Station but were immediately released. Instead of arresting them, police arrested the victims and locked them in New Town Police Station. It clearly appeared that the police itself was complicit to the incident.
After the incident the Rawalpindi Police has started raids on Students Hostels in Rawalpind to sort out the students of Gilgit-Baltistan and to harrass them. Fears have spread among the students living in various hostels of Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
Some Local media has reported arrest of around 15 students and residents of Gilgit-Baltistan, for unknown charges. Hundreds of Students from Gilgit-Baltistan in the twin cities are outraged over the monstrous behaviour of Police.
According to the victims, the incident was notified to Mehdhi Shah, the chief Minister of Gilgit-Balistan and was requested to help the students out and settle the matter. Shah, however, remained frozen on the situation.
Some of the GB residents told that after the poor afghan refugee youngsters in Rawalpind, it is the students of Gilgit-Baltistan who, time and again, fall victim of Punjab Police brutality.
Mehboob Ali, has contributed to this story from Rawalpindi,Pakistan