Friday, January 30, 2015


The most likey dates for the elections appear to be May 2015, accordingly we must have a clear idea on who should represent the populations at the three tiers viz. GBLA, DISTRICT and UNION.
My personal recommendations are, the names must come from following TANZIMS:
b. DISTRICT: KADO and LSOs/VOs/WOs in Ahmad Abad, Aliabad, Ghulkin and Khaibar.
c. UNION: LSO/VO/WO in each village.
For the basis of these views please read the contents on these links:
My proposed name for GBLA is Mr. Nur Khan, Chairman of BRSO on the basis of my personal evaluation with regard to:
(a) Future designs - ROAD-MAP (will share shortly)
(b) Demonstrated performance towards:
(i) Self Reliance: Hunza Apples Project, Land Banking, Energy etc.
(ii) Annual Reports:
(iii) Exposure at National and International levels. He represented GB in the recenly held all Pakistan Convention, Got his training in Japan and hosted many delegations from leading countries in the world besides his training activities in Astore, Ghazer and other districts in GB.

 Election of a representative not spending even a penny , preferring TKN overe DONORS and demonstrating through performance on ground is a better option for election and hope for LAGISLATIVE performance - the bread and butter for GBLA- towards safeguarding economical interests and better quality of life for the people.

Words of Wisdom by the Guide:

"A vast decentralisation of decision-making is already occurring in many countries; it has the advantage of placing new responsibilities in the hands of local communities.... For the key to future progress will lie less in traditional top-down systems of command and control -- and more in a broad, bottom-up spirit of coordination and cooperation." 

"Social progress, in the long run, will not be found by delegating an all-dominant role to any one player -- but rather through multi-sector partnerships. And within each sector of society, diversity should be a watchword. Healthy communities must respect a range of educational choices ... [The Ummah] must become full and even leading participants in the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century. That will mean embracing the values of collaboration and coordination, openness and partnership, choice and diversity -- which will under-gird the Knowledge Society, learning constantly to review and revise and renew what we think we know -- learning how to go on learning. In the age of the Internet, knowledge is universally shaped, universally accessible, and universally applied. And successful institutions of learning must be global institutions.... [I]n the Knowledge Society, productive research is most often partnership research ... sharing agendas and exchanging insights. New knowledge is a constantly unfolding gift of God -- but it is rarely something that is achieved in isolation."
best of luck for hunza populations.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America.

Just got this from a friend. Sharing it for those interested...

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
Negative image of Islam in the West 
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
West’s Islamophobic agenda
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusory fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
The Holy Qur’an
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?
Impartial judgment
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

VIEWS on upcoming elections in GB and “THE VOTE”

From the posts on social media, I can see that a number of aspirants want to represent Hunza in the coming elections through a political party platform. For the previous elections I had promised my vote to that aspirant who gives satisfactory answers to each of following questions:
  1. Do you know the views of USA, UN, EU, India, China, Russia and GOP on the status of Gilgit – Baltistan? What are your views and how do you think you will go about implementing your views?
  2. What is your knowledge on the current statutory and customary laws on Natural resources? What does the UN Universal Declaration on this topic contemplate? Are you aware of any local attempts and how will you go about ensuring the economic interests of present and coming generations?
  3. What are the burning issues confronting Hunza today? Do you have a statistical analysis and how do you propose tackling them?
  4. What is your vision for the Hunza society for the next 5 years, 10 yrs., 20 yrs. and 50 years? What collective targets would you set and with what priority?
  5. What is your commitment on the improvements of KKH and proposed energy corridor/railway line? What are the reasons for the slowdown? What would you do to overcome the slowdown that you see?"

Instead of a generalized WISHLIST on what your party will deliver AFTER the elections. My suggestion to the aspirants are:
  1. Give specific quantified GOALS and a ROAD-MAP in writing on this and other media on creating Livelihood opportunities through doable steps towards ECONOMICAL TRANSFORMATION and the programs/projects in ENERGY, EDUCATION/SKILLS, HEALTH and other social issues, with how you have started.
  2. Above all why wait till the elections; embark on these programs/projects from TODAY. AKDN has already provided an effective setup and also written guide-lines to channelize your efforts.
I am glad to see that the preconditions for my “QAIMATI VOTE” have generated such a healthy discussion on the social media. I had posed the same questions to each of the aspirants in previous election also but for partial answers from the son of one of the aspirants none had responded and I did not cast my vote.

Yes, “ETHNICITY, CLAN and SECTARIAN-BIAS” are strong realities on ground, but the biggest reality has yet to enter this discussion – the reality of GREED/MONEY which had almost WON the last elections but for the sponsored “MANIPULATION” inherent in the “YAR ZIRAT MIRACLE”.

I have a dream for Hunza as the first step, that of a “DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY CAPABLE OF BEING AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY OF WHAT AN ISLAMIC SOCIETY IN 21ST CENTURY SHOULD BE”. This cannot happen without motivated and informed indigenous leadership. In order to comprehend my view of how this type of leadership can be identified; take out some time and read the contents on following links;

This process should lead us to vote in a leader who gets more than 50% votes from well informed voters. That means the winning representative must pole at least 14,000 votes – figure based on the number of registered voters for the previous election, I do not have the updated figures of registered voters for the coming election. But please do not go to fictitious voters referred to in the term “MIRACLE”.

Proposals for AKRSP's Consideration:

I am highly optimistic about the IDEA DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS that I have initiated in BALTIT, Hunza towards a big positive transformation within the societies that embark on this course. It is my earnest hope that AKRSP adopts it as an institutional program through the LSOs. I urge the decision makers to go through the playlist of TED-TALKS on the subject of MOOCS, to help understand this initiative on education through DISTANCE LEARNING while study of my blogposts will reveal the potential for the TELEMEDICINE as well as ENERGY through CIVIL SOCIETY efforts.

Kindly visit this link to read AKDN policy.

COPY of Communication:
My question and the answer from two past GM's is reproduced as under:

"I am blunt and you know it.I am approaching you once again to consider my appeal.
First visit AKDN site to get the background for what I am trying to say.
I have failed to understand so far as to why you did not include the "political Action" mandate for the social organisations during your paid professional career with AKDN. SSK (Shuaib Sultan Khan) says it was very much a part of the briefing he got from the Imam in early 1980s.
Nothwithstanding your evaluation of motivation or intellectual capacity of the Imamat, I am sure you do realize the importance of CIVIL SOCIETY, specially with regard to the nature and history of the populations in Hunza.Please join in to promote and implement this vital aspect also in a voluntary capacity - the concept of TKN.

The question of my LEADERSHIP is irrelevant, I consider myself only as someone who has a deep reverance for the Imam of the Time and consider it a part of my personal MISSION to tell and increae awareness

Answer:It is never too late, lets work together on all fronts, civil society, political energy, buiness

Question to the Board:
As present and past chairpersons of the board, can you give your point of view for non-implementation of this policy."