My Photo Collection


The other day I was looking for good quality wallpaper for my laptop and I cam across the site pexels and I was so impressed by its simplicity and quality contents and I decided to make my own collection of photos so that other could see the beautiful photos of Gilgit-Batlistan, my home town.

So here is my Gallery and I will keep uploading from now on. ope you will like them

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A Throwback of My Home Journey


It was back in September 2014 I was going Gilgit from Lahore.

The journey started on September 8 2014 from Lahore. I was going home after long time and I was really excited. I reached Islamabad after 5 hours of motorway comfortable journey. I met there some friends and at mid day we started our journey to Gilgit. We were were four people and we had hired a car and we planned to go by Babusar top. I had never been by this top so it was a new trip and big relief to avoid the Karakurum Highway which is never an easy trip for me.

We all were stranger but we were traveling together for next 12 hours so it was all a new

experience, new place and new people.

Without going into detail let’s have a playback of this trip through pictures.

 

 

 

The Journey of Adventure


Being the inhabitant of Gilgit-Baltistan is no less that a birth gift but leaving here in down cities and then deciding to go home is also no less that a headache. If you decide to go by less physical suffering then it is the financial burden, other wise going by road lot of physical and mental trouble.

Whenever I decide to go home , the hardship of the long journey  unintentionally keeps popping up in my mind days before I  kick off the journey. I cancel short visits many times because of this.

Like every year this year I decided to go home on my favorite season of the year. I like the fall season when the surrounding is all yellow leaves. Walking under the trees and hearing the crunching sound of the dry leaves gives me the best feeling .

We started off our journey on 18 September from Rawalpindi. Despite the clear instruction from home not to take the private transport , I yet again decided to go by private cab since I had the best company of my good friend Safdar Khan and Zaheer Panah and I was sure family would accept my reason this time.

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Our journey started at 10pm with a selfie

The journey started off well; till we came to know about the fourth fellow. He was from shimshal and right from the beginning he started a skype video call with a lady and we needed to zip our mouth till he lost the signals and for the first time we were happy at loss of mobile signals. We showed expression of our anger by our nasty khowar comments and still we hope that he does not understand any of them. Later he told us  that beautiful lady  is his wife living in USA.

The driver gave us a sweet surprise when he took the turn to Kaghan-Naran road somewhere on KKH. This was gonna be our chance to be on top, I mean Babusar top.

We reached Babusar in the early morning and it was snowing there. There were many vehicles stuck at the 13700ft height and it was all covered with white blanket of snow.

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Snow fall at 13700ft height of Babusar top on 18-Sep-2015

Our jackets were packed and to show our anger to the burning heat of Lahore we got out at the freezing snow fall with our half sleeves shirts and to be honest it was totally freezing. This is the beauty of our Pakistan that it has the two extreme temperature at a travel of less than ten hours.

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That’s us the three at Babusar top trying to get a good selfie

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The freezing coldness is evident by my expression

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The surrounding is covered by white blanket of snow

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He likes to take a good memory snap of the moment

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A few meters on descending from the top of Babusar

Our journey started again and after descending a few meters it was unbelievable that there was snow up there on  top though it was still cold out there.

After a journey of 11 hour we reached Gilgit. This is one reason I try to avoid going by bus which takes minimum 17 hours and it is exhausting. The journey by car is comparatively relaxing. We got fresh and went out to eat mamtu which we can never afford to miss being in Gilgit. It was now time to say good bye  and head to our native villages.

By that evening 8pm I was with my family and I was feeling really relieved from the hot weather of Lahore and the laborious office work.

In next post I shall highlight the beauty of yellow leaves of my village

Journey from Phander to Gilgit


It is my favourite part of the journey to catch the moments of my journey in camera on the go wherever I go. Though the quality of the picture is compromised but these remind me the real journey whenever I see them later. Recently I had been to my home town in Gilgit-Baltistan and here are some of the moments caught in camera.

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Gilgit-Baltistan Election 2015..Can We Learn from Our Past Mistakes


Every five years we come across doing the practice of electing our represrntatives for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assrmbly (GBLA). Every time new promises are chanted by the candidates and once they get elected they forget what they were saying just a few days or weeks ago and then with time even we the public give up asking them or reminding them.
I would like to discuss two aspects of this process.
The first is why is it so that these representatives so quickly turn away their faces from the claims they make during their election compaign? There are many reasons.The most obvious is that these candidates know what issues are very demanding for the public. They know how to instigate the dormant nature of a common man and awaken his or her interest in this election process.They chant these common public issues so often that the common man feels this is the person who knows our issues very well and gives the vpte for him/her but they wrll know the history that once they are done with the election process the public will remember thrm only ehen they need a chief guest for any public gathering/celebration.

Once get elected these representatives never dare to mention it again. They visit their constituency so rare that even if they come they are treated as guest and before anyone can remind him/her the old promises he/she is gone back to his place of hideout ‘the assembly’.
Now what should be done to avoid this,I will siscuss in some other time.

The second part is the ones who loss the elections. Though they too do their best to make ‘to be unfullfilled’ promises but some how they loss. Then they too dissappear from the area like they never existed. Once the elections are scheduled next time, they reappear with same old faces and words. This time again the public are fooled.
I wouldn’t like to suggest any rapid fix for these issues but once we get awarness that these elections going to have greater impact on atleast next five years of our lives then we may think some different way to value our vote.