I Hakeem, hail from Oshikhandas which is a remote village at the end of Mohammadabad. My story is a little bit different than others. I joined the Pakistan Army right after completing Matriculation and getting married. This was around the time of Kargil War 1999. I was present at the battlefield and a bullet shot by an Indian soldier made me paralyzed for the rest of my life. After a spinal cord injury, I had to leave the army and was shifted to a hospital, where I stayed for three to four months. It is important to mention that even today after 24 years I receive support from the Army.
Senior minister Obaid Ullah Baig visited Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Movement office on 17th February to discuss the objectives of Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Movement about how they are furthering the cause of persons with disabilities in the region. He met with the President of Gilgit Baltistan Goodwill Movement (GBGM), Farhan Baig, to discuss the current situation and the initiatives needed to uplift the disabled community in the region.