Category Archives: Hunza

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.




DC Hunza-Nagar announce 10 Hospital in Moorkhun

By: Ishaq

Moorkhun Gojal, November 29 (Sost Today):  Deputy Commissioner Hunza Nagar Usman Ali visit Mookhun along with a delegation of Hunza Nagar administration on Wednesday.

DC announced the construction of 10 bed hospital in Moorkhun with the cost of Rs. 40 Million. He selected a site near FWO camp for the construction of this hospital.

Latter on the DC Hunza Nagar along with other officials visit Sost, where they finalized a site for the construction of 25 bed hospital.



Related Post A delegation of administration of Hunza Nagar visit Sost

Anniversary of Prince Karim Aga Khan’s first Visit to Sost, Gojal celebrated


November 19 Hussainabad, Sost(our correspondent):His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim visit Gojal valley for the first time in 1987.  On 18th of November 1987 Prince Karim Aga Khan IV had his appearance (Deedar) to Ismaili community at Passu village. Since then, this day is being celebrated in Gojal vally with religious enthusiasm.

During his visit to Gojal Prince Karim Aga Khan visit projects of Aga Khan Rural Support Program AKRSP initiated in Gojal. Hussainabad,Sost water Tunnel is one of those project, Where Prince Karim Aga Khan made visit on November 19.

Today the local community gathered at Hussainabad, Sost to celebrate the first ever appearance of Prince Karim Aga Khan to Gojal and Hussainabad water Tunnel. During his visit to this project Prince Karim gave the name “Hussainabad” to this newly irrigated land.


On the occasion the youth of Sost organized a program to pay tubute to the 60 legendry founding members of Hussainabad water tunnel. Mementos were presented on behalf of Firdous Jamal (a social activist) to the founding members of this project and prayer was offered to the departed soul of those who are no more.

Yousuf Shah, chairman ITREB for Gojal Bala was chief guest of the event and the other guest were Hon Sec. GRSO, chairman Khunjerav Villager Organization.

Speaking on the occasions the chief guest Yousuf congratulate the 60 legendry member and their family for this exemplary project. He said “on that time this was not an easy task and few people dared to work on this project. Today we are enjoying the outcomes of our elders hardship and this worth as 8th wonder for us”: he added.

Songs, dramas and different cultureal items were presented to pay tibure to the founding member of the Hussainabad water tunnel project. Saifuddin, Ghulam Ali and Razzak Ali were among the notable artist there.

Hussainabad Water Tunnel project was started in 1982 with financial support of
Aga Khan Rural Support Program AKRSP and was completed in 1985. This project was inaugurated by an Army senior officer in 21 March 1985.

Photograph contributed by Ghulam Ali and Haider Ali

Fida Hussain from Nasirabad upper Hunza has passed away

By Iqbal Essa Khan

Fida Hussain from Nasirabad upper Hunza has passed away here at C.M.H Gilgit , he was serious injured in road accident and admitted in C M H  Gigit.


Editor’s Note: We extend our heartfelt condolence to his family and pray for the departed soul. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace and bless his mourners the strength to tolerate this loss. Ameen.

Relief Distribution start up again

By Hussain ali

Aliabad, Hunza(ST): Relief distribution committee and NDMA restarted the process of distribution of relief among the affectees of Attaabad disaster, after a gape of two weeks. The distribution process was stopped by Hunza court, when the people of Gojal filed a petition in Hunza court to stop the distribution of relief donated by China for the affectees of Attabad land slide.

Yesterday the case was withdrawn from the court and the Ismaili Regional Council Hunza resolves the issue. All the parties (NDMA, Distribution committee and People of Gojal including direct affectees) unanimously agreed to distribute the remaining relief good equally to all the people of Gojal.  Forty cent of the relief is already being distributed among 433 direct affectees, the rest of the sixty cent goods will be distributed to indirect affectees.

Further more the NDMA has committed to work out on the student aid fund of Rs. 471000 promised by Govt. of Gilgit Baltistan.

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Family Health workers on protest at Hunza

By:Mr.Ismail Uddin

Aliabad Hunza(ST): Employees of family health worker Aliababad Hunza are demonstrating against their right for the release of dues at college road Aliabad Hunza. The ministry of health  Gilglit Baltistan has not yet for the last six months. the demonstrateor were charging slogans, with waving placards, pamphlets. Few of the workers said that the Government officials are not considering their demands and they will be on portest till the authorities consider their demands. In addition, majority of the employees are working on contract basis so they are demanding to regularize their duty.

Conflict rose on distribution of relief, the people of Gojal take Stay from Hunza Court

By: Farman Ali Tajik

1229942_569144853132170_801122786_nSost, Gojal (ST): Conflict rose among relief destitution committee and people of Gojal.  The conflict raised when NDMA and Administration of Hunza-Nagar introduced new formula for the distribution of the relief goods received from China for the affectees of Attaabad disaster.  According to the new formula the relief will be distributed to 457 households, who are directly affected by the disaster or who have lost their land. While the people of Gojal has rejected this formula and approached Hunza court for justice. They are demanding to restore the previous standard formula to be adopted for the distribution of the relief goods equally to the standard population of Gojal.

According to them the whole Tehsil of Gojal have been affected due the Attaabad Lake. All the people of Gojal deserve the relief and they are also agreeing to give preference to the direct affectees and IDPs. Hunza court has issued stay order till 3rd of this month, and ordered to stop the process of distribution of relief till the above mentioned date. The court has ordered the relief distribution committee, administration of Hunza Nagar and NDMA to review their decision.

Relief will be distribute in three different categories for the affectees of Attabad Disaster: officials

Sost, Gojal (ST correspondent): NDMA and Administration of Hunza Nagar have started the distribution of the relief items received from People Republic of China for the Affectees of Attaabad Disaster.

The officials said that 2650 Metric Tons of edible and non-edible has been received and a standard formula will be adopted to distribute the relief.

According to the formula the affectees has been divided into three categories; Direct affectees (IDPs), indirect affectees, Standard population and Misgar, Shimshal and Chipursan has declared as far long areas.

Relief items of one year will be disturbed to the direct affectees (IDPs) and eight months relief for the indirect affectees and the rest will be distribute for the standard population of Gojal.

Govt of Gilgit Baltistan will bear the cast of transportation, while the contract has given to a private transport company Hunza- xingjing Co. in an open biding.

Misgar Hydro Power Project Will Be Complete By The End Of 2015

Misgar HP 1

The construction of 2MW Misgar Hydro power project in progress.
Photo: Farhatullah Baig

By: Farhatullah Baig

Misgar, Gojal (ST):  The Government of Gilgit Baltistan has speed up the construction of 2 MW Hydro power project at Misgar. The project was started in 2009 at Misgar River, about 6 km north from Misgar village. But the project couldn’t accomplished in the affirmed period.

Speaking to Sost Today, the contractor of Misgar Hydro power project said. “The main reasons behind the delay were the blockage of Karakurm Highway due to artificial Lake at Attabad and the fund was not released in time”. Whereas the Government has already compensated the land owners. He further added.

The poles for the electric wire have been installed from the Misgar power house to Sost, where it will connect to the Khyber power station.

According to the contractor 20 % of the project has been completed and the project will complete by the end of 2015.

This  power plant will be capable to produce about 19.86 Gwh energy annually.

Misgar HP 2

(Image II)The construction of 2MW Misgar Hydro power project in progress.
Photo: Farhatullah Baig

Formula finalized to distribute the relief to the affectees of Attabad

Sost, Gojal (ST Correspondent): Yesterday a meeting held among the local administration of Gojal and Gojal Desaster Management Committee regarding the distribution of relief goods sent from China for the affectees of Attabad Lake.

It was decided in the meeting that the relief will distributed equally to all villages affected by Attabad disaster.  The direct affectees of Attabad will get 20 % additional quota of the relief.   Remember last time the relief was distributed with the ratio of 70:30.