A resident of Gilgit city, Dr. Salamat Ali Tabassum became the first person of GB to earn Ph.D. from Cambridge University, which is the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university and counted among the top 5 universities of the world.
Dr. Salamat is the younger brother of Saadat Ali Mujahid, a renowned journalist and the Chief Executive of Karakorum Publishing Network(KPN) and FM 99 Gilgit Baltistan.
Born in 1974, Dr. Salamat completed his schooling in Gilgit. At a very tender age, his father passed away, and he faced a hard life as a child, but never gave up. His struggle and hard work enabled him to complete his schooling after which he moved to Islamabad, where he completed his two years college education.
Mr. Salamat then moved to Karachi where he earned a degree of B.Sc. from the University of Karachi and the enrolled in M.Sc. Environmental Sciences at the same public university. His determination and hard work paid off when he topped his class and took home a gold medal and a presidential award from the government of Pakistan.
In 2000, he won a scholarship to do MA in Sustainable International Development at Brandies University, Boston, USA. In 2002 he completed his degree and was placed as an intern at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Mr. Salamat then served UNESCO as a Program Specialist in Paris.
In 2007, he won a scholarship to do M.Phil. in Environment, Society and Development. On the basis of his excellent performance in M.Phil., the Cambridge University awarded him scholarship to do Ph.D., in Politics and International Relations. He completed his Ph.D. in 2014 and received his degree in 2015.
Team Mountain TV congratulates Dr. Salamat Ali on becoming the first person from GB to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.