Hunza hosts seminar on Evolution of Development in Hunza and Nagar
SHUNDOR (CHITRAL): The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan (AKEPB) in collaboration with the Imami Ismaili Council for Hunza has organized a seminar on “Evolution of Development in Hunza and Nagar in Hunza” held here today.
The Chief Guest at the seminar was Mir Ghazanfar, Chief Executive of the Northern Areas, who lauded the efforts of the AKEPB and the Ismaili council for the initiative. At the seminar, experts of economic and social development presented their views on the historic development that has taken place in the valley over the course of the last 50 years and how the knowledge of this history will assist in formulating a futuristic strategy for development. This activity is one part of a series of productive events arranged by various agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.
The primary objective of the event was to bring together the key-stakeholders from both Hunza and Nagar in a formal setting and discuss the past development to learn the lessons of history to be able to envision a future strategy in a collective manner. A synergistic approach to handle the opportunities and challenges of the future were discussed and a strategy document to the effect will be developed as a result of this seminar.
Hunza and Nagar are neighboring towns which face many common challenges in the area of social and economic development. This seminar provided a platform for the valleys to develop harmony and work in a mutually beneficial manner.
The workshops held during the seminar yielded some focused solutions to the key issues and challenges that were identified and strategic measures associated with integrated development of the district to accelerate the pace of development.
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