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Karachi (Press Release): The Pak Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organizations arranged a session “Andhere se Roshni Tak Ka Safar” to commemorate the first visit His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the present Iman of the Ismaili Muslim sect paid his first visit to the Northern Areas (Chitral, Gilgit, Ghizer and Hunza) in October 1960.  During his six days visit, His Highness gave his first Didar to the Ismailies of Northern Jamat. Since then, the Ismilies of Northern areas celebrates this day every year with religious zeal and favor.

“Andhere se Roshni Tak Ka Safar” was a part of the celebration of the first visit of Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to Norther Areas and aimed to underscore the changes and progress the jamat has witnessed after 1960.  The event held in the National Ismaili Council hall Karachi on October 28, 2018.

Speaking to the event, Dr. Azizullah Najeeb (Renowned Author, Historian and Scholar) scrupulously described different historical phases of Ismailis of the North and illustrate the progress the jamat made in different areas after 1960.

Some notable of Hunza, including Mirbaz Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mir Ahmed, Ezzatullah, Adv Amir Ali, Noshad Karim (Chairman GISAK) and Karim Rozik attended session.

Mola Madad Qizll, the chairman of The Pak Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization presented welcome speech and disclosed the manifesto of the organization.

Babar Majeed gave a comprehensive presentation regarding The Pak Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization highlighting the milestones achieved, ongoing projects and the upcoming programs of the organization.

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Gilgit: Chairman The Pak Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization, Moula Madad Qizill was called on Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan at CM House Gilgit on August 24.
The Chairman briefed the honorable CM about recent activities of The Pak Hunza Social Welfare Organization. 
Mr. Hafiz praised the role of the Organization and wished that all regions of Gilgit Baltistan must constitute Organizations like it. Moreover, he said that the best way to resolve and mitigate social issues is to involve the locals. 
furthermore, the chairman shared the challenges facing by the people of Gilgit Baltistan residing in Karachi.C.M took the issues into consideration and assured any support if needed to resolve and minimize the risks. 
Finally, he promised to help the organization financially.

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United we stand Cricket tournament Hunza-Gilgit Social Welfare Organization,
With Winner and runner-up team, SMS 11In the enthralling final match SMS II won the toss and choose to bat first. Batting first, the SMS II was able to set a target of 99 runes in allocated 8 overs on the loss of 9 wickets. Ali (55) and Zeeshan (23) were the high scorers of SMS II. Gojal United was unable to chase the target. SMS II bowled them out in the last over and SMS II won the match with 8 runs. Both teams played well 

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[Archive, June 21, 2018] The Pak Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization arranged a two days cricket event “United We Stand Cricket Tournament” at Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah (Aga Khan III) cricket ground, Karachi on the second and third day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The tournament was a part of HGSWO’s routine extra circular activates, the theme of the event was to engage youth in positive, rejoicing diversity and creating harmony among the youth of Gilgit, Baltistan, and Chitral (GBC) in Karachi.

13 teams played the tournament, Gojal United and SMS II made their way to the final with their outstanding cricket.

“United we stand cricket tournament” started on the Second day of Eid. Muhammad Karim, a respectable businessman, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.

Speaking to the opening ceremony, Karim applauded HGSWO for arranging different activities to engage the youth in positive activities and emphasized the youth to take part in sports and other social happenings.

United We Stand Cricket Tournament

In the enthralling final match, SMS II won the toss and choose to bat first. Batting first, the SMS II was able to set a target of 99 runes in allocated 8 overs on the loss of 9 wickets. Ali (55) and Zeeshan (23) were the high scorers of SMS II. Gojal United was unable to chase the target. SMS II bowled them out in the last over and SMS II won the match with 8 runs.

A large number spectators across GBC residing in Karachi, including notables, witnessed the final match being played at SMS on the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

In the final presentation ceremony, Col Rtd Zahid and Sadar Khan were the chief guests.

While Aziz Ahmed presided the final presentation ceremony. Directors of HGSWO, Mushtaq Ahmed, Karim Rozik and Najeebullah Baig, Amjad Ali and Safdar Khan also join as the guest of the event.

United We Stand Cricket Tournament

The winning trophy was conferred to the Captain to SMS 11 by Col Zahid and the runner-up trophy was presented by Sardar Khan to skipper of Gojal United.  Medal and token of appreciation were presented to the best performers of the tournament and the volunteers for arranging the event.

Hunza Gilgit social welfare Organization will continue to serve the wellbeing of the community, chairman Hunza welfare requested all the stakeholders of the region to come forward and play their part in mitigating the ongoing contemporary challenges.

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KARACHI(October 18, 2017): A seminar on challenges and solutions in regional development was organized by Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization (HGSWO) at the SMS auditorium in Karachi. A large number of the residents of Hunza, based in Karachi, attended the event.

The speakers highlighted the emerging issues and also responded to different questions raised by the audiences. The newly appointed cabinet members also took the oath of office.

Moula Madad Qizill, Chairman HGSWO, shared the vision and future plans of the organisation with the participants.

Rizwan Karim, ex-chairman HGSWO, highlighted history, achievements and challenges faced by the organization during past years.

Khushamudin, President of the Baltit Academic Development Organization, discussed the challenges emerging from the sudden and unexpected flow of tourists into the region. He also underlined the health related issues cropping up due to lack of medical facilities, low quality medicines, low quality of food and other factors.

Dr. Salman Shezad, Professor in Karachi University (Clinical psychology), shared the results of his research work on mental health. He emphasised the need to engage youth in positive activities. He said suicide ratio is high among the age range of 12 -18 years. Drug addiction ratio is almost 45 percent in this age group, he informed. He assured his support to the team of HGSWO to work on stress reduction and suicide related issues.

Sardar Khan, Vice President of Pakistan Peoples Party in Karachi, stressed on to mobilize the local people in order to address the mushrooming issues. He assured his support to HGSWO in any future endevors.

Through video conference, Moinullah Baig Grants Administrator at The Centre for American and International Law, from USA and Shaukat Ali Khan, Head of global IT Production infrastructure at Novo Nordisk HQ Copenhage, from Denmark discussed the contemporary challenges and way forwards for youth. They stressed on the need of integration with institutions and looking for career in booming fields like IT. They said that the social issues that we are facing are due to lack of unity and harmony in society. They also offered their services to the organization.

Karim Ali Bahadur, ex-president of GISAK and Project manager UNSAID, shared his experiences while working with youth. The youth need to remain positive and cooperate with institutions in result oriented activities, he added.

Retired Col. Zahid Hussain, Director Education DHA Karachi, stressed on the theme of community integration. He said diversity must result as our strength to overcome the common social issues.

Tasawar Ul Karim, Owner Tili Productions, shed light on the challenges emerging with the social changes in Hunza. He also discussed the opportunities and challenges posed by CPEC.

It I here to mention that HGSWO has served the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, who has come to Karachi for educational and professional necessities, from 1964 onwards. This organization has remained at the front to provide the financial and moral support to the diaspora of Hunza and Gilgit in Karachi.

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Karachi: (PR, February 4, 2018) A delegation of Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization called on the  Governor of Gilgit Baltistan, Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, here in Karachi. The delegation was led by the chairman HGSWO Mr. Moula Madad Qizill. The team briefed the governor regarding the issues faced by the mountainous community members in Karachi.

The team highlighted issues being faced by the Karachi based residents of Gilgit-Baltistan, including accommodation, unemployment, admissions in universities of Sindh etc. The governor vowed that he will take these issues serious. Moreover, he is in liaison with governor of Sindh for the allotment of plot for the hostel and auditorium in Karachi. Governor of Sindh generously offered land for the construction which will be handed over after legalities. Furthermore he said he will contribute in the construction of the hostel as well.

The team requested governor G-B to promote entrepreneurship to cater the issue of unemployment by provision of business loans.

The Governor assured that he will take steps to overcome the unemployment issue of Hunza. He assured that youth will get transparent opportunity in CPEC projects. Furthermore, he appreciated the demands and assured that youth will be provided business loans to initiate their own business.

Speaking about the on-going power projects in Hunza, he said that Misgar power project is operational and that Attabad hydro electricity project is under consideration. He said that the campus of Karakorum University in Hunza will be connected with the University of Central Asia. On health he said 100 bed hospital will be construction in Nasirabad.

Prince Salman, who was present during the meeting, appreciated the team of Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization and assured his full support to the youth of Hunza.

The governor thanked the people of Hunza for their support. He said he delivered the promises he made with the people of hunza. As Governor Gilgit Baltistan he is in favor of meritocracy and equal opportunity policy. He will do everything whatever in his capacity for the better of Gilgit Baltistan.

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Karachi: (PR, August 28, 2017) The Karachi based Hunza-Gilgit Social Welfare Organization appointed its new cabinet on 27th August, 2017, during a general body.

The cabinet includes Mr. Moula Madad Qizill as Chairman, Miss. Iram Shaista Khan as Vice-Chairperson, Mr. Babar as Vice-Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Barcha as Vice-Chairman, Mr. Suja Alam as Senior Coordinator, Mr. Rahat Karim as General Secretary, Mr. Nisar as Finance Secretary, Mr. Naveed as Information Secretary, Mr. Sherzad Ahmed as Joint-Secretary and Mr. Piyar Ali as Event Coordinator. Along with the executive team, Mr. Fahim, Mr. Aqeel, Mr. Sohaib, Mr. Ejaz, and Mr. Junaid were assigned the post of Area Coordinators.

The cabinet will hold their oath in the first week of September.

This energetic group of youth received appreciations along with the chain of hopes from the people of Hunza-Gilgit, who are residing in Karachi. Senior members showed their trust and encouraged cabinet for their future interventions. At the same time, they showed the commitment to support the team. HGSWO has served the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, who has come to Karachi for educational and professional necessities, from 1964 onwards. This organization has remained at the front to provide the financial and moral support to the diaspora of Hunza and Gilgit in Karachi. New cabinet members reviewed their work and deeply appreciated the work of their elders and showed commitment to take the organization to the next level in the near future. All cabinet members humbly request the eligible people of Hunza and Gilgit to contribute for the collective betterment of our own people. Let us, keep the tradition of social service alive and contribute to make our society stronger. Together, we can make the difference

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Karachi (Press Release, JANUARY 31, 2018) In connection with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the Ismaili leaders from Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral assembled at Aga Khan Gymkhana on the evening of Saturday, January 27 to commemorate Diamond Jubilee.

The program was arranged by Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization.

Leaders and professionals from different walk of life including Imamati and Jamati instutions, civil society organizations, political organizations, religious scholars and youth leaders.

The theme of the program revolves around the farman of MHI Prince Karim Aga Khan made during the recent Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.

“Societies can best strengthen themselves by mobilizing their own dynamic forces rather than relying on eternal support and direction.” _ Aga Khan IV

Karachi: Qari Liqat Ali reciting Tilawat Kalam-e-pak at Diamond Jubilee celebration of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan held on Jan 27, 2018

The ceremony was formally commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran by Qari Liqat Ali.  Moula Madad Qizill, chairman of Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization conferred welcome note and presented a brief history of HGSWO and highlighted the theme behind the celebration of Diamond Jubilee.

Qizzil invited the potential individuals to contribute for the progress of community and to make them a part of global citizen, put their efforts to ease the communal gapes, develop the doctrine of frontless brotherhood, diversity and pluralism.

Karachi: Mola Madad Qizzl, President of Hunza Social Welfare Organization speaks to the event of Diamond Jubilee of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

 

Rani Mohammad Karim, scholar of Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board ITREB, pointed out some soci-economic issues, primarily, women empowerment, unemployment, residential issues of students in down cities. She further emphasized to strengthen intuitions to overcome these socio-economic hurdles.

Karachi: Rani Mohammad Karim, scholar of Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board ITREB speaks to the event of Diamond Jubilee of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

A founder member of HGSWO, Mirbiz Khan rememorize the achievements of HGSWO made during her earlier decades including housing societies for the communities of Northern Areas in Karachi, welfare assistance of need members and educational development.

HGSWO didn’t sustain the pace of social welfare development made in earlier days due to lack of commitment and leadership within us. He added.

Karachi: Mirbaz Khan, Founding member of Hunza Social Welfare Organization speaks to the event of Diamond Jubilee of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

 

Inayat Baig, a dynamic social activist form Ghizar valley highlighted the troubles of youth, such as increasing tendency of suicide in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral.

Baig said due to unemployment and mental stress the youth of the region are indulging in negative social activities. The youth of the GB&C are disappointed with community and imamate institutions. Instructions aren’t actively playing their role in dealing with the problems the communities are facing.

He further said, “Beside other social issues the region of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral are vulnerable climatic changes and the people of the region are facing political deprivation. The intuitions play role and guide the community to undertake these hitches.”  Baig added.

Karachi: Inayat Baig speaking at Diamond Jubilee celebration of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan held on Jan 27, 2018

Ibad-ur-Rehman, scholar of ITREB, stressed to avoid immoral activities and to give out their liveliness to get quality education, enhance leadership skills in youth and become a helpful of your country.

Sarder Ali Khan, a prominent Politian form Gilgit Baltistan, currently serving as Vice president of Pakistan People’s Party Karachi division also spoke to the event.

He said, “We should interact with our sister communities and built batter relation with them, as now one can progress with living in isolation. Our community member should take part in positive politics and initiative to resolve their problem themselves.  We must have our own leaders to take our issues to government level.”

“Our communities are living scattered in cities, especially in Karachi. Consequently we are losing our social and cultural norms, values, identity and are facing many other soci0-economic issues.” Sardar further said.

Sardar Ali Khan pledged to resolve the accommodation issue of people GB and C living in Karachi in coordination with government is Sindh.

Karachi: Sardar Ali Khan, president PPP Karachi division speaking at Qari Liqat Ali reciting Tilawat Kalam-e-pak at Diamond Jubilee celebration of Imamat of Prince Karim Aga Khan held on Jan 27, 2018

The session was concluded with note of thanks paid by Babar Majeed, V.Chairman of Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization.  He thanked all the guests, participants and organizers.

The audience we also enthralled with joyful music segment. Artists from different cultural background performed there, notability FEW band of Saeed Zulifqar Ali, Sultan Madad (Bulbulik Academy), Nauman Karim and Shams Qizill made the event lively.

The participants applauded Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization for organization for the social welfare service conferred to mountainous communities and specifically for organizing the historical Diamond Jubilee event which harmony within community and bring together people from different geographical regions.
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