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Trees to filter wastewater in Hunza 2022-06-08

AKDN has planted over 100 million trees in the past 50 years, building “green infrastructure” to help improve the quality of lif
Source: 
akdn.org

In Murtazabad, a mountain village in Hunza, Pakistan, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) has introduced a system that uses trees to safely and sustainably treat wastewater. AKAH, together with the local community, planted thousands of trees and aquatic plants to filter treated wastewater, limiting the release of effluent into the Hunza River. This “green infrastructure” helps improve access to sustainable, clean sanitation while also restoring the natural ecosystem.

Prime Minister Imran Khan lays the foundation for Hunza’s first IT Park 2021-04-30

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Major General Shahid Siddeeq unveiling the plaque. (Left to Right) Major General Shahid Siddeeq, P
Source: 
akdn.org

Gilgit, Pakistan, 30 April 2021 - Prime Minister Imran Khan today unveiled the plaque at a ceremony in Chinarbagh, Gilgit to lay the foundation of Hunza’s first Information Technology Park located in Nasirabad, Hunza. Established jointly by Special Communications Organization of the Government of Pakistan and the Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan, the IT Park in Hunza will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure with un-interrupted power supply, high-speed internet facility and a co-working space for small and growing businesses, start-ups, freelancers, and chamber of commerce.

Pakistani women scale the heights in rescue teams

Avalanche rescue training in Chitral [image courtesy: AKAH-P]
Source: 
The Third Pole

Shamim Bano, a middle-school teacher, has recently returned from a fortnight in Kabul where she taught Afghan women to do search and rescue work. The training “involved climbing mountains and gorges using ropes and harnesses, using ziplines and rappelling. Any wrong move and you can start a rock fall,” she explained.

Handling serious casualties, “with broken bones, head, neck and back injuries,” was also part of the training, she added.

50 Himalayan ibex spotted in rare sighting in Gilgit-Baltistan's Hunza Valley (AKRSP Project)

A group of ibex photographed in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Khyber valley.
Source: 
www.geo.tv GEO News

LAHORE: The World Wildlife Fund - Pakistan captured rare footage of about 50 Himalayan ibex near Passu Glacier in Hunza Valley, The News reported Thursday.

The Himalayan ibex is indigenous to Pakistan's Himalayan and Karakoram range.

WWF-Pakistan’s team captured the footage with a local wildlife photographer to understand how communities have protected wildlife in the area, a press statement by the WWF-Pakistan read.

SCO, AKF (Pak) sign MoU to improve IT, digital infrastructure in GB 2021-01-26

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sbrecorder.com

ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Special Communications Organization (SCO) and the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) [AKF (Pak)] to improve IT and digital infrastructure and services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The overall purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between SCO, AKF (Pak) and other Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies in light of the shared objective of sustainable socio-economic development of GB through reliable internet and telecom infrastructure.

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2019-06-24 Prince Aly Muhammad visiting AKDN institutions in Centrak Asia

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2018-10-29-hunza

2018, October 29: Prince Rahim Aga Khan arrived in Gilgit Baltistan for AKDN work.


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