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Daulat

Meet Rustam Ali, a farmer from Chorbat Valley who sends his daughter to school everyday passing several social hurdles.
Updated Nov 24, 2019 07:01pm

This film by Mashal Khan Balti, Athar Wazir, Amanullah Khan, Amar Chan, Tahir and Kazim Raza Wazeer won the social media contest prize of Rs55,000 in Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle's video story contest, #ItHappensOnlyinPakistan on the theme #OurDiversePakistan.

Daulat takes viewers to a small village in Chorbat Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan to meet a local farmer, Rustam Ali. Despite the increasing rate of female dropouts from schools and colleges in this area, Rustam takes his daughter to school everyday after crossing a variety of hurdles and landscapes.


It Happens Only In Pakistan is a nationwide video story contest organised by Dawn.com and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international broadcaster. This time, the theme for the contest was sharing stories under the hashtag #OurDiversePakistan, and invited filmmakers from all over Pakistan to submit short documentary-styled videos that captured stories of unsung, unique Pakistani heroes. Jury for the contest included noted Pakistani documentary filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. The contest accepted entries from July 5 to August 25, 2019.