The People of Gilgit Baltistan are well known to their dedication, spirit, & honesty to their educational, professional, & social engagement.
Sost Today (Barket Ali Shah): The People of Gilgit Baltistan are well known to their dedication, spirit, & honesty to their educational, professional, & social engagement. A very good example set by students of GB Studying in top tier universities of Karachi by participating in mega event organized by HANDS organization where more than 5000 people witnessed the demands presented by these students which is being aired through electronic media on different channels. These students set a unique example for rest of the world to keep equilibrium between the academic & professional life with taste of their culture to keep it alive thousands miles away from their regions. Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music, art, get up & a mixture of many other elements. And when there is a blend of multi cultures on one platform, it is well termed as cultural diversity. It remained great honor to be a part of such event here in Karachi organized by HANDS Organization under the title of National Community Convention.
This Mega event was organized with intention to bring all cultures of Pakistan under one umbrella & show the beauty of each culture through art, music, dress, language & social habits. People from all Provinces presented their cultures along with GB. Gilgit Baltistan has a very unique culture which has been aired on variety of TV channels portraying the messages of harmony, love, peace, justice, & gender equality in the past, while giving the same perception a delegation of Hunza Gilgit Ismaili Students Federation HGISF under the leadership of M.Madad Qzil & Barkat Ali Shah with other 60 people & official media Partners of HGISF Mr.Rizwan Karim & Noman Karim, Co-Founder & Director of Productions Hirays Productions participated in the event and presented culture of Gilgit Baltistan. This event was chaired by Senators, Members National Assembly & Members Provincial Assembly. The Beautiful Culture of GB was started with a sword dance performance on a fascinating Hareep played by Trio Band which remained a reason to grab the attention of all the audience & unbelievable appreciations from special guests. Later the other participating members including majority female members showcased the cards with special demands of GBians. The main notable demands were constructions of Medical & Engineering Colleges in GB, increase of quota seats in Gov’t colleges & University, increase reserved seats for GB in Federal Service Public Commission, Give us right to vote in formation of National Assembly, Provide us constitutional rights & accept GB as a separate province of Pakistan, eliminate energy crises, Promote Tourism sector, foundation of sport academy, mobile hospitals, technical educational institutions, better utilization of Natural Resources, eradicate unemployment, & make domestic & international market accessible to promote trade through agricultural produces and many other attention grabbing demands were presented in front of highly designated Government representatives. At the end Moula Madad Qzil delivered a précised speech that why people of GB feels sense of deprivation & the attitude of Last & Current Government towards this region. He also put the demands on the table through some supportive examples of sacrifices given by GBians for the safety, Security & integrity of this beloved nation. But still there is a sign of big question mark that this region is the most neglected area in the country. The only region having 100% literacy rate but Government can’t find a suitable candidate for the position of Governor & Chief Secretary. Very few lack nesses were enlightened in such short span of time but in reality there is a long list to go. He ended up his speech with thanking note to host organization to provide such a platform to present our demands & ensured the long run partnership to promote cultural diversity through exchange & understanding of cultures.