Development Activities

Joint Meeting with SLF, WCS and PWD

Speakers address the Joint Meeting session

Speakers address the Joint Meeting session

Gilgit March 10, 2013 – Joint meeting WCSDOM with Snow Leopard Foundation (SLF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Parks and Wildlife Department held today in a local hotel.

Purpose of the meeting was to discuss joint agreement for Execution of Livestock Insurance Scheme in Misgar Valley. The focus of scheme was to execute a scheme for livestock  insurance which is hurt by Snow-leopards in the valley. The local community misgar has concern over the loss of their livestock by snow-leopard. Keeping in view the concern of the community a livestock insurance scheme from Snow Leopard Foundation (SLF) was proposed to compensate local community for their livestock losses.

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WCSDOM Logo Introduced

Here is the proposed Logo for WCSDOM designed by Sher Shah. Please post your suggestions or comments.

WCSDOM Logo

WCSDOM Logo

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WCSDOM Held Session with Wazir Beg, Speaker GBLA on Misgar Issues

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Mr. Mir Aman Hunzai delivering welcome speech (Spasnama)

The Executive Committee and Members of WCSDOM met Mr. Wazir Beg, Speaker GBLA and Mr. Mutabiat Shah, Member GBLA in a local hotel. The objective of this meeting was to highlight important issues of Misgar community particularly Education, Health, Road and Power etc. Presenting the welcome address “spasnama” Mr. Mir Aman Hunzai, Member, Executive Committ highlighted all of the issues and requested Govt. of GB to address them. Major issues included:-

1. Mettaling of the Road from KKH to Misgar: In response of this Mr. Wazir Beg said that the contract was awarded to non-local person thats why the work has been delayed due to unknown reasons. But contractor will be asked to complete the project on time.

2. Up-gradation of Govt. Middle School Misgar: Talking on it, Mr. Wazir Baig said that the up-gradation of Middle school to High School has already been included in ADP and the process of up-gradation will start in 2013.

3. Four (4) Megawatt Hydel Project at Qalandarchi Misgar: Mr. Wazir Beg said that work on the project has been already started and is also in ADP for 2013. The target time for this project to be completed is June 2014. He said that after completion of this project, the region will come out the load-shedding issue.

Mr. Mutabiat Shah also address the gathering and he appreciated the efforts of the WCSDOM for the uplift of Misgar Village. He said that Misgar community is a most organized community in Gojal valley who have 100% presence in Gilgit district. He assured of his utmost cooperation and support at any level.

At last Prof. Mohammad Zaman, Member Executive Committee presented Vote of Thanks. After it refreshment was served and the meeting concluded.

Following this meeting, WCSDOM held another meeting with its members. Mir. Mohammad Ayaz, General Secretary, gave brief presentation about the aims, objective and structure of the organization to all the audiences. Various questions were raised by the members and they were addressed. All the presented members showed their commitment to work hard for the development of WCSDOM, ultimately for the development of Misgar community.

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WCSDOM Meet Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Gilgit

On August 3, 2009, Chairman WCSDOM Mir Aman Hunzai, Gen. Sec. Muhammad Ayaz Khan and Advisor Tourism WCSDOM Saeed Jan met Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Ghulam Muhammad in his office at Gilgit. During discussion DFO called Mr. Mayuor Khan WCS representative and get details about the aims and objectives of WCS and its projects. Although WCSDOM is already in contact with Mr. Mayour Khan but he again explain and stressed to strengthen the local communities with the involvement of respective government departments. DFO Mr. Ghulam Muhammad appreciated the new effort of the young and educated members of the Misgar valley and assured his level best cooperation and support. He also explained and gave a brief introduction about different projects run under Wildlife department. He further said that Misgar is one the potential area in terms of wild life and other natural resources now its the local community that how it gets benefit of it. This is the need of the time to motivate thecommunity to accept and welcome projects and programes which are of their interest and benefit.

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Debriefing on Various Development Activities

(By Mir Aman Hunzai) A joint meeting of WCSDOM committee and Advisory based in Gilgit was held on Friday April 3, 2009 at Zulfiqar Abad ubder the chairmanship of Mukhi Saheb Hasil Murad. Almost all members and advisroy attended the meeting. Objective of this meeting was to inform the house about the development and progress of the Misgar visit. All points were shared in detail and the house applauded the efforts of team members visited Misgar and stressed up on the committee to keep their commitment strong and work more dedicatedly. Chair in his speech requested all participants of the meeting to strengthen the hands of the committee so that they may put their best possible personal and professional expertise to bring a visible change in near future. He expressed his full trust in committee and its working. A donation was also announced to purchase fodder for YAKS.

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Committee and Advisory Visit to Misgar on Navroz

(by Mir Aman Hunzai) A six members team (including committee members and members from advisory) from Gilgit visited Misgar during March 17 to 23, 2009. Main objective of this visit to discuss issues related to Cattle Farm and other with the local community so as to find a way ahead for futher development. Team had a very hectic schedule and hold sessions with all segments of the community including youth, women, notables, members and the general public to bring all at one frequency which is the need of the hour for a sustainable development of the area.

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WCSDOM committee and Advisory Visit Misgar

A six members team (including committee members and members from advisory) from Gilgit visited Misgar during March 17 to 23, 2009. Main objective of this visit to discuss issues related to Cattle Farm and other with the local community so as to find a way ahead for futher development. Team had a very hectic schedule and hold sessions with all segments of the community including youth, women, notables, members and the general public to bring all at one frequency which is the need of the hour for a sustainable development of the area.
Courtesy: Mir Aman Hunzai

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Joint meeting of WCSDOM committee and Advisory held

A joint meeting of WCSDOM committee and Advisory based in Gilgit was held on Friday April 3, 2009 at Zulfiqar Abad ubder the chairmanship of Mukhi Saheb Hasil Murad. Almost all members and advisroy attended the meeting. Objective of this meeting was to inform the house about the development and progress of the Misgar visit. All points were shared in detail and the house applauded the efforts of team members visited Misgar and stressed up on the committee to keep their commitment strong and work more dedicatedly. Chair in his speech requested all participants of the meeting to strengthen the hands of the committee so that they may put their best possible personal and professional expertise to bring a visible change in near future. He expressed his full trust in committee and its working. A donation was also announced to purchase fodder for YAKS.

Courtesy: Mir Aman Hunzai

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Misgar Become Member of WCS

Misgar valley is rich in natural resources, it has vast and unbelievable pastures touching the borders of China and Afghanistan. In these pastures and mountains, God has gifted Misgar with lot of Animals i.e. Marcopolo Sheep, Ibex, etc.

Recently Misgar has become the member of  Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to save and utilize in a fair manner these natural resources. WCS is planning to establish World Peace Park in four countries which borders are touching each other. The four countries are Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

A body has been registered with government with name “WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION MISGAR (WCSDOM)”, which will closely and directly work with WCS-Pakistan on behal of Misgar community.

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