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Students from Baltistan University Skardu participated in the two-day National Youth Integration Convention, invited by the Pakistan Higher Education Commission and under the supervision of Dr. Mehdi Hassan. Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar and Chief of Army Staff General Hafiz Syed Asim Munir addressed the National Youth Convention, holding a question-and-answer session with the youth at the Jinnah Convention Center in Islamabad. Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed also addressed the convention. The objective of this gathering was to harness the talents of the youth and enable them to play a key role in national development. During his address, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani emphasized the importance of providing free time to the youth, allowing them to utilize their talents for the country's development. Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar highlighted that over sixty percent of Pakistan's population consists of youth, constituting the strength of the country. He emphasized that the development of the nation is possible through the contributions of these conscious youths. Chief of Army Staff General Hafiz Syed Asim Munir mentioned the challenges posed by various national issues and expressed hope that the youth would play a crucial role in the security and development of the country. HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, in his address, stressed the significance of research-based development and encouraged the youth to prepare themselves for playing an important role in national development. Throughout the convention, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir provided detailed answers to the students' questions. The students of the University of Baltistan showcased their courage and ability to play an essential role in the development of Pakistan. Their participation in this convention, alongside students from other universities, demonstrated their commitment to our beloved country.

Highlights from the session on Investment opportunities Highlights from the session on Investment opportunities for Startups held at the University Of Baltistan Skardu We are delighted to witness the entrepreneurial spirit that the students of the University of Baltistan possess. During this highly interactive session, Mr. @Izhar Abbas, The Accelerator Manager for Gilgit Baltistan engaged with the audience on the topic of starting and scaling a startup. Mr. Abbas also spoke about the financing/investment and incubation services that AP offers through one of its Incubation programs; the International Certificate in Entrepreneurship (for ideas and early-stage startups). Accelerate Prosperity appreciates all the participants for their great enthusiasm and especially thanks to the University of Baltistan for making this event a success. Applications for International Certificate in Entrepreneurship are closing soon! The deadline is 15 April 2022 Apply Now: For More Information: +923480004752 #Accelerateprosperity #E4impact #Altis #startups #techstartups #entrepreneurs #internationalcertificate #entrepreneurship  

2nd International Transdisciplinary Conference on "Language, Culture and Revival" The University of Baltistan Skardu hosted the Englishers 2nd International Transdisciplinary Conference on "Language, Culture and Revival". The inaugural and opening sessions were graced by the renowned academicians and scholars who graced the sessions held today. The keynote speakers Dr. Muhammad Shaban Rafi, Chairperson Ripha International University Islamabad, Mr. Hasan Hasrat, Sheikh Ali Touheedi, Dr Nabila, Dr Zahid Chaudhry, and Dr. Muntazar Mehdi talked in detail about various linguistic and literary issues. A number of scholars presented their abstracts and shed light on the findings and procedures of their research. Addressing the participants Sheikh Touheedi said languages play a vital role in religious, political, and social fields if we learn the real usages of languages. He said Baltistan is practically and naturally a peaceful land where there is zero crime rate, we are the real depiction of patriotism where there is no instance separation movement as like other provinces of the country since 1948. He added that keeping in view the importance of the national language Urdu, the University of Baltistan should establish the Department of Urdu as soon as possible. Addressing and highlighting the research findings and procedures of his publication Dr Muhammad Shaban Rafi elaborated on the comparative study of the regional and the national languages in terms of Translanguaging as the culturally responsive pedagogy in teaching and learning the English language. He scientifically proved that the indigenous languages have structural similarities and differences that either impede or help in learning the languages. Furthermore, Dr Nabila talked about transforming humanity and true feelings through the language of love and affection mediating it to Tassawuf. She imperatively said that we should adopt the language of true feelings and love. She added that wearing a veil has great honor and importance in Islamic societies but the real veil should worn on the human naked eyes as a spoils of human honor and dignity. Dr Zahid Chaudhry from Taif University Saudi Arabia talked about the history of the English language and the English as the colonized people. He highlighted the consequences of the downfall and the revival of the Britishers with reference to factual and historical events and data. Dr Allah Dad talked on the reflection of the sessions held today and appreciated the Englishers International team and the students and the faculty of the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies for hosting this mega academic and research-based event at the university and also said that this mountain university may become the role model for other universities in future in terms of research activities like the current conference. Moreover, Dr Muntazar Mehdi the President of Englishers International defined the roles and responsibilities of the forum Englishers International LLL Pakistan in the academia. He highlighted the challenges being faced by the scholars in social sciences and expressed his determination that the forum members will surely reach the peak of success if they think higher. Ghulam Husan Lobsong talked about the structural study of Balti grammar in comparison with other languages. He briefly explained the salient features of Balti grammar that he had published earlier. Addressing the audience, Mr Hasan Hasrat talked about the historical perspectives of the Balti civilization, literature, language, and the sacrifices given by the people of Baltistan as the savior of the country. He said that education, literature and culture are the true faces and the identities of the nations. He added that if a language holds a folktale for years and centuries, certain languages never die. Balti language has the longest epic of the world literature that is Kesar. Dr Zakir Hussain talked about the Balti Agay Script and also said that the university has constituted a committee comprising local linguists and experts to produce a uniform script. He said that the book will soon be published by the university. Mr Abdul Rehman Mir member of Englishers International, Mr Naseem Hasrat Lecturers of the Department of L&CS Uobs, Miss Shahida Coordinator Englisher, Miss Anisa Fatima student UoBS, and Mr Manzoor Amin performed their responsibilities as Moderators of all the three sessions today.

Vice Chancellor, GCU, Lahore & Vice Chancellor, University of Baltistan, Skardu, GB addressing a seminar on aquaculture industry in Pakistan.

VC, GCU, Lahore accepted a proposal by the VC, University of Baltistan to establish a "National Center of Excellence in Aquaculture & Fisheries" @ GCU, Lahore. The center will provide umbrella, coordination, network to universities and industry working for aquaculture business incubation and fish farming.

While, Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, VC, GCU also led an awareness walk in GCU to celebrate the "World Fisheries Day", Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan, VC, University of Baltistan, addressed the fisheries & aquaculture seminar, online, through video link, from his office in Skardu, November 23, 2020.