Hawaldar Lalak Jan (Shaheed) Nishan e Haider
He was born on 1 Apr 1967. He was enlisted in the Army on 10 December 1984. He was serving in Northern Light Infantry Regiment when skirmishes broke out in Kargil in 1999. Havildar Lalak Jan of the Northern Light Infantry Regiment fought from the forefront to thwart heavy Indian attacks. He volunteered himself to be deployed on the front positions located at the jagged peak in May 1999. Havildar Lalak Jan repulsed back many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them. On 7 July 1999, Havildar Lalak Jan sustained serious injuries as enemies pounded the area with heavy mortar shells. But despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. Due to severe injuries he embraced martyrdom.
Samina khayal Baig
Samina Khayal Baig is a Pakistani high-altitude mountaineer. She is the only Pakistani woman and the third Pakistani to climb Mount Everest. She is also the youngest Muslim woman to climb Everest, having done so at the age of 21.
Samina is also the first Pakistani woman and the first Muslim to climb the seven summits. She was the first to climb the peak Chashkin Sar (above 6,000 meters) in Pakistan in 2010, which was later renamed Samina Peak after her. She reached the summit of ‘Koh-i-Brobar’ (‘Mount Equality’) in 2011. An attempt at the seven kilometre high Spantik Peak ended in failure for Baig, due to adverse weather conditions.
Salima Begum, a Pakistani teacher born in remote village of Gilgit-Baltistan, is among top ten finalists of Global Teacher Prize 2017.
The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar award for an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
Salima is going up against finalists from Jamaica, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Kenya and China for the US $1 million award.
Pakistan’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Uloomi Karim Shaheen on Saturday beat India’s Yadwinder Singh in a World Series of Fighting Global Championship (WSOF-GC) bout at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines.
Uloomi, who hails from Gilgit-Baltistan, beat the Indian fighter through an unanimous decision.
Currently one of the top MMA fighter in the country, the 25-year-old Karim also holds the Bantam Weight (61) Championship Belt of Under Ground Battle (UGB)
Ahtesham Karim, Uloomi’s elder brother, who runs the Fight Fortress Club in Islamabad expressed his delight on Uloomi’s success and hoped he will carry on the winning streak .
Hassan Sadpara (born 3 April 1963 – 21 November 2016) whose real name is Hassan Asad was a Pakistani mountaineer and an adventurer from the small village of Sadpara, 7 kilometres from Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan. He is the first Pakistani to have climbed six eight-thousanders including the world’s highest peak Everest (8848m) besides K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m), Broad Peak (8051m). He is also credited for summiting five of the eight-thousanders without using supplemental oxygen. He died due to cancer on 21 November 2016 in Rawalpindi.
Climbing Nanga Parbat, the Killer Mountain.Climbing requires courage, passion, focus, climbing skills, prayers and enormous mental and physical strength. Mastering these specific skills takes time and training. You need to push yourself beyond limits to take climbing as a profession.
Last week, Sharbaz Khan from Hunza Valley pushed himself to the limits by climbing the 29,035 ft. high Mount Nanga Parbat.
Sharbaz is the Youngest Pakistani to summit the “Killer Mountain” in the autumn season.
The 20-year-old grew up playing street cricket and football with other children in the magnificent Hunza Valley, their makeshift arenas ringed by some of the world’s tallest mountains in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan.
The fact that she was a girl did not matter, she says: Baig belongs to the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam, who are followers of the Aga Khan — infamous in conservative Pakistan for their moderate views.
That largely freed her from the restrictions placed on other, more conservative women in the Muslim country, where her gender is battling for greater freedom.
From the streets, Baig began playing in community events and for local teams, and by 2010 she was leading the newly-formed Gilgit-Baltistan women’s team.
Two years later, she was selected for Pakistan’s A side, and then as a reserve player for the 2013 World Cup.
In 2015 she finally won her first international cap, playing for Pakistan against Bangladesh.
Rahim Ullah Baig
Rahimullah Baig, son of Shukar Ullah Baig, is a resident of Oshikandas, Gilgit.
Rahim Ullah Baig, an Olympian, won two gold medals, in snowshoeing 4×100-m Relay and in the 800 M events, during the 2012 Special World Winter Games, held in Pyengchang, Korea.
Lieutenant General Hidayat-ur-Rehman
Lieutenant General Hidayat-ur-Rehman is hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan becomes the new Colonel Commandant of Azad Kashmir Regiment
Mr. G.M Sikander is a member of the Audit and HR, Remunerations & Nomination Committees. He has been a career civil servant having served the Government of Pakistan in various capacities for 39 years. He retired as Federal Secretary of the Housing and Works Division.
He has served as Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in various districts of Punjab and contributed significantly towards social sector development. While serving as Deputy Commissioner of Kasur he single handedly established a public school on self-help basis which has now become a Degree College with almost 5,000 students.
Mr. Sikander has previously served as Secretary to the Government of the Punjab and NWFP provinces and headed the departments of Services, Establishment, Information & Tourism, Housing & Physical Planning, Baitul Maal, Social Security and Cooperatives. He also served as Principal Secretary to five Chief Ministers in the Punjab for a record period of almost 10 years.
After retirement, he serves as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee on the Board of Directors of National Fertilizer Marketing Limited. He is also a Trustee of the Hamza Foundation in Lahore which is a foundation dedicated to supporting and educating deaf and mute students. He is also a Life Trustee of the Marafi Foundation in Kuwait which is engaged in the development of public health and education sectors in Gilgit Baltistan.
Afzal Ali Shigri
Afzal Ali Shigri is the nephew of Mohammad Ishaq and became a Trustee of the Marafie Foundation Pakistan in 2003 following the death of his uncle.He had a distinguished career in the police force retiring having reached the rank of Inspector General of Police.
Afzal ali shigri is a well known personality of gilgit-baltistan, he rendered his best service in the best interest of our adored homeland pakistan. He is putting his best service for the betterment of peoples of all provinces of pakistan and in particular for the people baltistan.
Maj. Gen Dr. Salman Ali
Professor Salman Ali hails from Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan. Maj. Gen Dr. Salman Ali gets Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his outstanding services. He has remained the Principal of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
He is also the Chief Editor of Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal.
Born and raised in Gircha (Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza), Professor Salman is the eldest son of Mr. Sultan Ali, famously known as Master Samarqand, a renowned educationist and social reformer.