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Stories of the Resilient- Abdul Hakeem

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.

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Stories of the Resilient – Sehrish Kanwal

Hello there!!! I am Sehrish Kanwal, a 22-year-old individual from Damas, Puniyal. I am the founder and CEO of “Life Journals”, a women lead media house (the idea is a new startup). Currently I am working on my final research of bachelors in “Media and Communication” from Karakoram International University, Gilgit, I am the topper of my class. I have been working as a citizen journalist for the last four years and was recently awarded as the Citizen Journalist winner for 2022, which was organized by “Media Matters for Democracy”.

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Stories of The Resilient – Mumtaz Ali

My name is Mumtaz Ali I belong to Thui Yasin. My family moved to Gilgit in 1994. I am a 30-year-old male with a visual impairment . My primary and secondary schooling were from Gilgit and I moved to Islamabad for intermediate. I have a teaching experience of 8.5 years of which five years as the principal. I moved back to Gilgit for my Masters. I am supposed to tell you my story, let us see how it goes, let’s start In 1997, when I was in school, I came to know that my vision was going to be a problem; but I did not take it much seriously. After 2006, my vision started to deteriorate. You know it was a depressing time ; I felt gloomy, rain would make me sad as my vision blurred, and exams would stress me out. In 2011, a doctor diagnosed that I hav

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