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Editorial: Afiyatabad, Sost and Afiyat Khan (1932-1992)

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Human Progress depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means incessant work.

Late Afiyat Khan during a visit to China

Late Afiyat Khan during a visit to China

Afiatabad commercial area is a dynamic and diverse business area. Economic development increasingly depends upon the application of Science and technology to sustain efficient business exchange, simultaneously responding to the environmental and ethical standards demanded of it by society.

In the Northern Area s of Pakistan where most of the population is directly engaged in business activities it becomes imperative to educate and coach the upcoming generation in the field of business to meet the day-to-day challenges as .Afiatabad Sost is a unique and specialized commercial area , with the goal of improving the condition of the people.

In the past 50 years the people were very poor in the fields of education, social, economic sector. The Karakoram Highway is one of the most important roads in the world. It is a part of the Silk Route that links China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. It is in fact the only trade route in the world that winds its way through some of the world’s greatest mountain ranges, the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush and the Great Himalayas, linking the Occident to the Orient.

Its construction spanned a period of twelve years, from 1966 to 1978. The gargantuan task of the making of this highway through lofty mountains took with it the lives of around 1100 Chinese and Pakistani soldiers involved in its construction. To truly pay tribute to the men who built this great road and to honor this highway, one mush journey on it. Its importance to Afiatabad is greatly attached and infect it also helped the people of northern areas of Pakistan. With the passage of time the governments of Pakistan and china were agreed to sign a cord in which the decided to establish a check post in the heart of Sost, and both the government will promote their trade and business. Afiatabad was irrigated 1980 by a famous social worker Afiat Khan (1932-1992). Afiat Khan proved himself as a great leader and his bright vision proved that Afiatabad is one of the suitable places in Northern Areas which improve the economic condition of the people the transferability of old check post (Sost) to Afiatabad took place in 1992.Afiat Khan passed away in the same year and his effort turned into reality.

LOCATION
Afiatabad is lying in the northern areas of Pakistan 2 KM from the culturally rich and historically significant village of Sost surrounded by huge mountains and hills. In the eastern portion, Silk Route Dry Port is situated in the heart of HussainabadSost and in the western side Khuadabad is situated. Afiatabad is one of the unique places, which stands on the Karakuram Highway.

History
The undiscovered area (Afiatabad) was founded by a socialist person name Afiat Khan .in 1980 he irrigated this piece of land. Although he faced many hurdles, but the opposing forces could not stop him. He was a person of firm determination. He thought for the upcoming generation and especially for the backward area people. Now a day the economic condition the people has been improved and the living standard of the people also improving. With the passage of time the governments of Pakistan and china were agreed to sign a cord in which the decided to establish a check post in the heart of Sost, and both the government will promote their trade and business. Afiatabad was irrigated 1980 by a famous social worker Afiat Khan (1932-1991). Afiat Khan proved himself as a great leader and his bright vision proved that Afiatabad is one of the suitable places in Northern Areas which improve the economic condition of the people the transferability of old check post (Sost) to Afiatabad took place in year 1992.Afiat khan passed away in the same year and his effort turned into reality.

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  • Good Article indeed……. Keep it up… Mr. Afiat Khan was a visionary leader, social worker & great political activist. His had a great contribution for the development of people of Sost Gojal. May Almighty Bless his Soul in Peace. Ameen

    Safder Ali Islamabad September 8, 2013 7:15 am Reply

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