The Heros Within Series I : Shaukat Ali Khan

“My firm belief in my religion and the teachings of my Father Tullah Khan [Late], have helped me a lot in my life. My father was a great source of inspiration for me. He was a man of principles who transferred the long held family tradition of the community service and social work to me.  [...]

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The Heros Within Series I : Isfandyar Khan

"I belong to an area [Chilas, GB] that is one of the most backward parts of Gilgit-Baltistan(GB), Pakistan. I started my educational journey from the Army Public School. After completing my intermediate, I came to Lahore to proceed with my higher education. I opted Aviation as my field of study, pursuing my bachelors at Superior [...]

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The Heros Within Series I : Shakir Hussein Shinali

(1/3) "Life was all amazing with a long hanging bag on my back, rubber shoes my feet and a catapult in my hand. Grazing hundred goats along with my uncles over the hilly mountains and pastures during the day and sitting next to my father at night and learning the basic calculations from him in [...]

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The Heros Series I : Shagufta Mumtaz

Life is not a bed of roses, and challenges and hardships are an integral part of life. That is the motto by which Shagufta Mumtaz lives and with this belief she has worked hard to achieve all that she has earned. Born the eldest of six sisters to a couple from Hunza she has achieved [...]

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The Heros Within Series I : Zaheer Abbass

"My story, might not be that different from the story of any other hard working student in the mountainous region of Gilgit Baltistan. Due to the lack of proper education facilities and because of the financial and other constraints, we all have to overcome challenging situations in order to mold conditions in our favor. I [...]

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The Heros Within: Samina Ali

"I am the only visually impaired girl from Gilgit-Baltistan who got admission and is studying a masters degree at Karachi University. We are five siblings; four sisters and a brother and except my youngest sister, the rest of us are visually impaired from birth. However, with the grace of Allah Almighty, all of us are [...]

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The Heros WIthin Series I : Ammand Muhammad

"Life is a long journey, and I believe everyday is a new start and, there is something new to learn and to get inspired from. I have the degree of BSc Industrial Engineering from University of Punjab, Lahore. Moreover, I completed my MS in Project Management from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), one of a [...]

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The Heros Within Series I: Noorani Barkat

"Life gives us many good moments where we feel like everything is perfect. I am sure that you have felt that many times too.  Hearing the news of my scholarship for higher studies in the USA  is one of the most auspicous moments of my life. I still remember that day. I was on my [...]

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The Heros Within Series I : Sabuhi Essa

"He [My Grandfather] was a driver of a passenger Willys jeep who drove every morning on the roads carved in the dry mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan. I, wholeheartedly, salute him that he had managed to educate his two older sons at a time when education was accessible to very few in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). One of them [...]

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The Heros Within Series I: Shakoor Khan

"Born in Nasirabad, a small village in the lower Hunza valley, I remember our lives being dictated not by a calendar or a clock but by the climate and seasons. I remember celebrating wheat harvest for we could regularly eat bread thenceforth. In the spring, I remember eating mulberries and dried apricots for lunch and [...]

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