First-ever Gilgit-Baltistan Career Festival kicks off

EducationFirst-ever Gilgit-Baltistan Career Festival kicks off

GILGIT, Pakistan: The first-ever Gilgit-Baltistan Career Festival kicked off in Gilgit on Monday aimed at to create awareness amongst the students and infuse motivation in them to succeed in life.

The four-day event is being held at historic Government Boys High School No 1 Gilgit from August 15 to 18, 2022 under the under the aegis of the Gilgit-Baltistan government.

The main purpose of organizing the Gilgit-Baltistan Career Festival is three folds:

  • Awareness: To create awareness amongst the students of various age groups about the different career paths available to them in the changing modern world.
  • Motivation: To motivate children to find their passion in life so that they can excel in their future careers
  • Inspiration: To allow the students to interact with thought leaders and experts from different walks of life who can inspire them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Career Festival will feature an exhibition allowing various organizations to setup their stalls to showcase their institutions and provide a space for one-on-one interaction with students.

Besides, it will also include talks/speeches by nominated speakers sharing their life experience, motivational real-life stories, and career choices with students.

The festival is expected to be attended by more than 10,000 students from across Gilgit-Baltistan over the four days.

Gilgit-Baltistan Career Festival 2022 Schedule

Day # 01 August 15, 2022

Arrival of Guests and Speakers09:30 am
Arrival of the Chief Minister10:00 am
Presentation of Bouquet10:05 am
Arrival of the Chief Minister in Auditorium10:10 am
Tilawat from the Holy Quran – Education Dept10:15 am
Welcome Address by Chief Secretary GB10:20 am
Speech by Chief Minister GB10:30 am
Visit of Exhibition area by CM and departure of CM10:45 am
Madam Umbreen Arif – Ex Technical Advisor MOFEPT11:00 am
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Col. Imran, Commander SCO11:30 am
Habib Akram, Anchor Dunya TV12:00 pm
Ahmad Umair – Prominent Agriculturist12:30 pm
Prof. Atta Ullah Shah, VC KIU1:00 pm
Refreshment & Namaz break01:30 pm
Mr. Saeed Wazir, Inspector General of Police GB2:30 pm
Dr. Muhammad Haroon, UET Taxila3:00 pm
Mr. Jalaluddin Rupani Foundation3:30 pm
Dr. Raja Mazhar, MD National Book Foundation4:00 pm
Dr Abdul Khaliq Jan – VC Shaheed BB Uni Sheringal Upper Dir4:30 pm
Mr. Agha Hasnain Khan, Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design5:00 pm
Dr Zubaida Sirang – Consultant Ophthalmologist & Author5:20 pm
Dr. Moin Uddin, Corporate Director HR&OD, Serena Hotels5:40 pm
Vote of Thanks and Day One Closing – Dr Altamash6:00 pm

 Day # 02 August 16, 2022

S. No.ProgramTime
Opening address by Mr. Ibrahim Amin, Executive Vice President PAFLA09:30 am
Keynote address by Dr. Ishrat Husain, Former Advisor to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity10:00 am
Address by Syed Faraz Anwer, Partner, Business & Risk Consulting A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member of PwC network)10:30 am
Address by Syed Irfan Ali, Managing Director, Deposit Protection Corporation11:00 am
 Maj. Gen. Jawwad Ahmad Qazi, Commander FCNA11:30 am
Chaudhry Ahmed Islam, Joint Director Freelancing, PITB12:00 pm
Conversation with PAFLA Core Team

Tufail Ahmed Khan, CEO, PAFLA, Haroon Q. Raja, Co-Founder, PAFLA, Fahad Sheikh, Co-Founder, PAFLA

12:30 pm
Prof. Dr Arshad Saleem Bhatti, Rector, Virtual University12:50 pm
Dr. Naveed Iftikhar, Founder Atomcamp, Professor LUMS01:10 pm
Refreshment & Namaz break01:30 pm
Panel Discussion with Freelancers on Freelancing in Pakistan followed by Q/A.

 Freelancers in Pakistan

 Skills in Demand Worldwide

 Challenges and Opportunities

 Support from Government

 Way Forward


●       Eng. Fakhar

●       Haroon Q Raja

●       Syed Arsalan Ali Shah

●       Nadia Iqbal

●       Syed Faizan Ali Shah

●       Qasim Sana Ramay

●       Mujahid Farooq
Moderator: Dua Sukhera, Head of PAFLA Chapter, South Punjab & CEO, The International Institute of Entrepreneurship

02:30 pm
Panel Discussion with Journey from Freelancing to Entrepreneurship followed by Q/A.

 Freelancers Vs Mindset

 Freelancers Journey

 Wellbeing work/life balance among the self-employed

 Entrepreneurship Mindset

 Employment Opportunities

 Global Company


● Aitazaz Daud

● M Waqar Akram

● Hamza Rashid

● Qasim Agha Khan

● Muhammad Hamid Javed

● Syed Arsalan Ali Shah
Moderator: Tufail Ahmed Khan, CEO, Pakistan Freelancers Association, PAFLA

03:30 pm
Madam Sobia MaqboolCEO Route 164:30 pm
Mr. Adnan AfaqFounder Route 164:50 pm
Mr. Shehzad Ahmed – President ICMA Pakistan5:10 pm
Dr. Zafar Alvi, PD DG Skills5:30 pm
Vote of Thanks & Day Two Closing – Ghulam Rehman, VP and Head of Gilgit Chapter PAFLA6:00 pm

Day # 03 August 17, 2022: GB Career Fest for Women 2022

S. No.ProgramTime
Dr. Asma Hafeez, MD Nephrology, AKUH9:30 am
Madam Zahra Noreen, CEO SheDev on Contribution of Women in Creative Economy of GB10:00 am
Keynote address by Haya Fatima Iqbal, Academy and two-time Emmy award winning film maker; Professor at Habib University10:30 am
Madam Uzma Yousuf, Country Director of Cambridge International11:15 am
Dr Almas Kiran – General Surgery11:40 am
Mariah Dastagir Janjua on Digital Technologies in Learning12:00 pm
Dr Shahana Khurshid, Air quality and health researcher; Professor at LUMS School of Science and Engineering12:30 pm
Mehnaz Parveen, Soni Jawari Centre for Public Policy, Gilgit01:00 pm
Refreshment & Namaz Break1:30 pm
Madam Shamim Rajani, Cofounder Genetech2:30 pm
Madam Samia Dogar, DG Pakistan Manpower Institute3:00 pm
Dr. Maham Hussain, NFC Multan3:30 pm
Madam Kiran Jawaid, Architect, NCA4:00 pm
Madam Rishm Saifullah, Architect and Professor at BNU Lahore4:30 pm
Madam Nadia Iqbal, CEO Alphalogix5:00 pm
Ms. Sultana Khanum, Upwork Specialist5:20 pm
Ms. Saima Gul – Certified Female Google Trainer. – Tech Valley5:40 pm
Vote of Thanks & Day Three Closing – Dr Ayesha AC Danyore6:00 pm

 Day # 04 August 18, 2022

S. No.ProgramTime
Wing Commander, PAF9:30 am
Dr. Mariam Chughtai, Educationist, Director Curriculum Council10:00 am
Dr. Usama Khan, Assistant Professor NSU10:30 am
Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, VC PIDE11:00 am
Kamal Khan, Additional Secretary Works GB11:30 am
Mr. Ayaz Qaiser, Director Student Affairs, Univ. of Sialkot11:50 pm
Mr. Sibtain Ahmed– Secretary S&GAD GB12:10 pm
Mr. Haider Abbas – DG Finance Pak Inst of Parliamentary Services12:30 pm
Engr. Mujtaba Ashraf and Engr. Omer Ali, Associate Professor NFC Multan1:00 pm
Refreshment & Namaz Break1:30 pm
Baela Raza Jamil, CEO of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi2:00 pm
Mr. Asdaq Afzal, Collector Pakistan Customs2:30 pm
Vice Chancellor GC University Lahore Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi3:00 pm
Miss Zara Obaid, NSU3:30 pm
Mr. Sajid Qazi, SJS Finance Division4:00 pm
Dr. Ifzal Ahmed, Director ORIC, KIU4:20 pm
Riaz Muhammad Chairman KPBTCE4:40 pm
Arrival of Federal Minister of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Mr. Rana Tanveer5:00 pm
Speech by Federal Minister5:15 pm
Closing Remarks by Chief Secretary Mohyuddin Wani5:30 pm
Visit to Exhibition5:45 pm
Closing of event6:00 pm
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