GB organises Pakistan MUN 2018 conference in Hunza

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ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) governor has organised the Pakistan Model United Nations’ (MUN) 2018 conference in Hunza to impart knowledge to students about public speaking and domestic political status quo.

The students from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and other cities of the country took part in the conference and had inclusive discussions with their counterparts from various villages of Gilgit and Hunza to help them develop debating and analytical skills, a press release said.

The four-day conference, which was held from July 4-7, included training sessions by motivational speakers and a debates coach. The sessions resulted into active and passionate debates at night encircling campfire on human rights, particularly with reference to Pakistan.

The issues regarding women empowerment, equal opportunities and unemployment challenges were also brought under consideration and the participants provided very logical and progressive approaches to the matters. The general election 2018 was also highlighted in the discussion in which many obstacles and approaches were discussed.

The moot was held in the beautiful village of Karimabad, formerly known as Baltit, the capital of Hunza Valley. It is among one of the best tourist sites in Pakistan with the historic village of Karimabad where Altit Ford, 750 years old, and Baltit Fort, 1,000 years old, were visited by the participants.

The conference was first of its kind in the province and the interest level of the local students was overwhelming while the outstation participants expressed that more such events should be organised more to ensure maximum participation. People of Gilgit and Hunza should be engaged more in the local politics and should be enabled to reach the same standards of opportunities as other children enjoy studying in big colleges and universities of the country.

 

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