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Here is a good news for the readers of Sost Today on the occasion of New Year, Sost Today blog has been upgraded.

The upgraded version of Sost Today’s blog will be officially launched on January 1, 20014.

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A Road Accident in Sher Qilla Ghizer claim 10 lives


Gilgit, December 21(OurCorrespondent ):Ten people including five children and two women lost their lives in a road accident near Sher Qilla, Ghizer. The accident took place when a vehicle was going to Gahkuch from Gulapur and the car plugged into the Ghizer River near Sher Qilla.

Rescue team of FOCUS and community volunteers reach at the spot and shift the Causalities to hospital. DC Ghizar supervises all the rescue activities there.

Nine of the causalities belong to one family, only Haji Muhammad survive in the tragic accident.

five dead bodies have yet recovered from the Ghizar River. Mean while the rescue team are searching for the other five dead bodies.

According to the initial report received that the accident happened due to over load of passengers.

Xinjiang TV team arrives Pakistan to make documentary on ‘New Journey on the Silk Road’


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Islamabad, Dec 21: A fourteen member delegation of Xinjiang Television is visiting Pakistan for making a documentary on “New Journey on the Silk Road”, with special emphasis on “China-Pakistan Friendship” and “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”.

The corridor is a historic project which would trace the prints of old “Silk Route” and will connect China with Pakistan and onwards with Central Asia and East Europe. It would not only benefit and bring prosperity to both countries but also generate economic activity, peace and stability to the people of the whole region.

Pakistan China premiers agreed in May 2014 to build an economic corridor starting from China’s Kashgar City-an old Silk Road City- to Pakistan’s South western strategic sea port Gwadar to connect South=Central Asian the region and boost regional trade , communication, transportation.

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Chinese language centre to start operating in Gilgit from January


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GILGIT: The first ever Chinese language centre established in Gilgit by the Chinese government in collaboration with the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) education department will begin enrolling students from January.

Set up inside the Gilgit High School building, the initiative of the G-B Chinese Overseas Association is meant to broaden the human resource base between the two countries.

An official of the association, Abdul Rahman said: “In our meeting with [representatives of] the G-B education department, it was decided enrolment will begin from January. Those interested in learning Chinese will be offered admission in the centre.”

Read More Via- First of its kind: Chinese language centre to start operating in Gilgit from January

The annual Pakistani Trekkers meet up held in Islamabad


Islamabad: Groups Photo of the participants of annual Trekkers meet up

Islamabad: Groups Photo of the participants of annual Trekkers meet Up. Photo Credit: Asghar Rumi

Islamabad, December 10 (Sost Today): Around 50 trekkers, adventurers and climbers from all over Pakistan attended the annual meet up organized by Trekking Pakistan here in Islamabad on Sunday. Trekking Pakistan is non-commercial organization which provide online platform to share experience and coordination for the Pakistani trekkers, climbers and adventurers.

In the meet up the participants shared their experiences, adventure stories, thoughts and ideas at the meet up event.

Asghar Rumi, from Gilgit Baltistan also feed the kitty the annual get together.

Qurban Qazi from Gulmit, Gojal accomplished Bachelors of Networking from MIT Australia


December 09 (Sost Today): Qurban Karim Qazi from Gulmit, Gojal completed Bachelors of Networking from Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Qurban Karim Qazi receiving degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Qurban Karim Qazi receiving degree at Melbourne Institute of Technology(MIT), Australia.

Before moving to Australia Qurban has worked with Aga Khan University AKU for 12 years. He earned dilploma in Advanced Networking and Security from Australia. During his studies he as worked with some renowned organizations including Acer Australia as engineer and UWS as IT support staff.

Qurban wishes to come back Pakistan and rejoin AKU.

The procedure of applying for Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan


  1. Download the Application Form, Print it and Fill it. Download. or you can get it from Following Banks, There is no cost of application form.
    • National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)
    • First Women Bank (FWBL)
  1. One personal guarantee required – No other security

Following individuals can provide guarantee for the loan applicants:

    • Government Servant of BPS 15 or above, OR
    • Any other individual having net worth of 1.5 times of the loan amount applied for.
    • Net worth is total assets (Moveable or immoveable) in the name of the individual minus any liabilities such as loans from banks or other individuals.
    • No, Blood Relatives’ guarantee is usually not acceptable to the Banks.
  1. You are required for 10% of the loan amount as Borrowers Capital
  2. If you are a bank defaulter, you are ineligible. You cannot apply for loan
  3. Following documents are required along with loan application form.
    • a) 1 Recent Passport size photograph of the applicant
    • b) Photocopy of Applicants CNIC
    • c) Photocopy of Guarantor’s CNIC
    • d) Basic Borrowers Fact Sheet (Part A of form)
    • e) Guarantor’s Information (Part B of form)
    • f) Copy of SMEDA Pre-feasibility Study or Applicant’s own prepared Business Plan / Feasibility / Project Proposal
      • Example1 of Project Proposals (Animation Production Facility), Download Here
      • Example2 of Project Proposals (Info Pack PM Youth Loans), Download Here
      • For more information on feasibility studies please visit www.smeda.org

After Fulfilling All Above Requirements.

Rehman’s kidney donation to his mother the ultimate gift


Rehmat with his mother Munara after donating her kidney

Rehmat with his mother Murana Begum after donating her kidney

Karachi, December 09 (Sost Today): Last week Rehman Karim 23, from Chipursan Gojal gave his mother Murana Begum 49 a gift of life, when he donates his kidney to his mother at Sind Institute of Urology and Transplantation SIUT, Karachi.

Murana Begum was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, when she was admitted in Aga Khan University Hospital in 2011. Doctors prescribed medicines for her recovery. Last month she was again admitted at AKUH, where she was diagnosed with Kidney failur.

Latter on Murana was shifted to SIUT. After successful transplantation of her Kidney, she is back to home.

For as long as Rehman Karim can remember, he has made his mother proud. His gift for his mother goes beyond the typical gifts.

BADA appointed Sher Karim as president for the term 2013-2014


Karachi, December 09 (Sost Today): The general body meeting of Baltit-Academic Development-Association held yesterday here at BADA Hostel Gulshan-Noor Karachi.  BADA has appointed Eng. Sher Karim Hunzai as President for the term 2013-2014. This decision was mutually taken by the members of the association.

Recently Eng. Karim is serving in Badakshani volunteers and had vast experience in social sector. In past he had worked with BADA as Joint secretary.

The New President will formally take the charge of BADA with effect from 13th December 2013.