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

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.



Pakistan China Economic Corridor to boost Sino-Pakistan ties: Sun Weidong

Islamabad, Dec 8: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that Pakistan China Economic Corridor will boost Sino-Pakistan ties bringing the people of the two countries more close.

ImageHe further said bilateral relations between Pakistan and China will further strengthen with the building of the economic corridor.


Sun Weidong made these remarks while speaking at a cultural show organized by Chinese Overseas Exchange Association and Chinese Embassy in Islamabad on Thursday.

The cultural troupe from the Xinjiang region mesmerized the audience with its performance.

source Nihao Sallam

PM Nawaz Sharif paid first visit to Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit, December 6(online) : The Prime Minister of  Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday paid first visit to GB and  announced establishment of various development schemes for Gilgit Baltistan.

The Prime Minister who arrived here on his first visit to the Gilgit Baltistan was warmly received at the airport by Governor GB Pir Karam Ali Shah, Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah, members of the GB Council and senior officials. Kids dressed with tradational costume presented flower to PM.

PM Nawaz Sharif visit to the Gilgit Baltistan having prominent importance on the map as the areas combinedly bordering with Azad Kashmir, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, Afghanistan via Wakhan Corridor and Xinjiang autonomous region of China.


During his visit, the Pakistani premier announces various development projects in the region in accordance to its importance; vowing making it amongst the developed areas of the country while addressing to the party workers.

Medical facilities:

PM Sharif announced establishment of a cardiac center for facilitating local heart patients in their areas despite travelling towards Islamabad or KPK.

Security development: Establishment of a special force comprising of police officials has been announced today in order to maintain law and order situations even in the suburb areas of the region while modern weapons and equipments would also be provided to the force.

Airline Services: Gilgit-Baltistan is likely to be linked with airlines as the PM announced for commencement of reformation in flight operations of the national organisation, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), in Skardu and Gilgit.

Newly constructed terminal of Gilgit Airport was also inaugurated by the PM after availing his visit to the area while the airport’s authorities got orders for its essential maintenance as well as facilities’ increment in passengers’ lounge.PM-3

The Prime Minister was informed that new terminal has covered areas of over 39,000 square feet having a capacity of 180 passengers.

Transportation developments: PM Nawaz Sharif highlighted the significance of developing economic trade corridor from Kashgar to Gwadar for the Gilgit Batistan.

Gilgit Baltistan would make large-scale enhancement in the exports and trade as well as employments after complete of the project comprising of motorway type road and railway line.

Atta Abad Lake’s location had been observed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif via aerial visit where the ongoing Economic Corridor project would pass through.

Energy development projects: Development work for generating over 15,000 megawatt of electricity will be commenced on Diamer Basha, Dasu and Bunji dams to fulfill the energy needs of locals.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid foundation stone of ‘Naltar-5’ hydro power project in Gilgit district having capability to provide electricity up to 14.4 mw by estimated completion cost of Rs.3.84 billion while it will be completed in 2016.


Educational project: The federal government’s administered upcoming ‘Youth Business Loan Scheme’ would also facilities skilled and educated youths of the Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan by obtaining loan of 1 to 2 million rupees.

Gilgit-Batistan Council: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the high-level meeting of Gilgit-Baltistan Council in the Gilgit district where Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir presented the particulars related to the budget.

Online Sources

Pakistan Embassy in Beijing to facilitate Chinese investors for investments in Pakistan

BEIJING, DEC 5 : Pakistan Embassy will provide all-out help, encouragement and facilitation to the Chinese investors intending to make investments in diverse areas of Pakistan’s economy, Ambassador Masood Khalid has said.

imagesThe Ambassador was talking to senior chief executive officers of different Chinese entities already working in Pakistan as well as the potential investors from energy, infrastructure, and communications sectors, in Pakistan. It may be mentioned here that during Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China in July, both sides had signed eight cooperative agreements and MoUs to further enhance economic cooperation. Ambassador Khalid held separate meetings with Chinese firms at the 2-day, 5th China Overseas Investment Fair which began here Tuesday. Continue reading

Gurg Ali from Sost Gojal passed away

Sost Gojal, December 03 (Sost Today): Gurg Ali 70 of Sost, Gojal passed away in Gilgit. He was suffering from Spinal cord infarction since last few months and was hospitalized in Gilgit, where he took his last breath this evening.

His funeral has dispatched to his native village Sost, where tomorrow morning his funeral will be laid to rest.

Gurg Ali left behind a window, three sons and four daughters.

Condolence: Sost Today on behalf of the readers and team of Sost Today express heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Gurg Ali. May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and bless his family the strength to tolerate this loss. [Ameen]

Helmet declared compulsory for motorcyclists in Gilgit Baltistan

By: Hussain Ali

imagesGilgit, December 03 (Sost Today): Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan Younis Dagha released a notification for Deputy Commissioners of Gilgit Baltistan, in which all the Deputy Commissioner has ordered to implement the order immediately in all districts of Gilgit Baltistan.

According to the notification released by the Younis Dagha that wearing helmet has declared compulsory for all motorcyclists in all districts of Gigit Baltistan, especially for the motorcyclist riding on the highways of GB.

Strong action shall be taken against those who violated.

In last few months an alarming increase has been seen in motor cycle accidents in GB.