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Imamat Day Mubarak 2015-07-11

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

This year marks the 58th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat for Shah Karim al-Husayni our 49th Holy Imam

Below the AKTC-restored Lahore Fort’s top surface are secrets of our past 2022-06-26

The restoration of the Shah Burj Gate, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lahore Fort

We like to describe the Lahore Fort as one of our finest historical monuments, for within it are contained several other unique monuments and structures. Amazing stories are attached to each aspect of its history. But then is this the complete story.

Aga Khan's Vadeni clings on for Coral-Eclipse glory at Sandown 2022-07-02

Vadeni wins at Coral-Eclipse with jockey C. Soumillon   2022-07-02

Vadeni provided France with a rare Coral-Eclipse winner at Sandown in a thrilling finish which saw the younger generation prevail.

The French Derby winner was a first Sandown runner for French training great Jean-Claude Rouget and a first UK winner for his owner the Aga Khan since Harzand claimed the Derby in 2016.

Alenquer attempted to make all but soon looked a sitting duck as Bay Bridge cruised up only to flatten out.

Native Trail and Lord North then made their bids for glory, but Christophe Soumillon produced Vadeni (11-4) with a perfectly-timed challenge to seize the lead.

President felicitates His Highness Agha Khan on 65th anniversary of his accession to leadership of Ismaili community 2022-06-30

Aga Khan IV

President Dr Arif Alvi has felicitated spiritual leader of Ismaili community, His Highness Agha Khan on completion of his 65 years of leadership of the community.

In a letter addressed to the Agha Khan, the President said under his visionary leadership, the Aga Khan Development Network is playing an important role in the socio-economic development of Pakistan, which had established an unparalleled legacy of public service and philanthropy.

He said the people of Pakistan thank Agha Khan for his efforts for social welfare of downtrodden segments of society.

The Aga Khan looking to win his first Eclipse with Vadeni 2022-06-29

His Highness The Aga Khan IV

By supplementing his impressive Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni for Saturday’s race, the Aga Khan has the opportunity to win the Eclipse Stakes for the first time. In his many years as owner and breeder, the Aga Khan has won all of Britain’s other top all-aged middle-distance races - the Coronation Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, King George, Juddmonte International and Champion Stakes - at least once, but never the Eclipse.

Tajikistan: USAID, Aga Khan Foundation provide access to water and sanitation for Surkhob village 2022-06-28

new drinking water supply system set up by AKF and USAID

DUSHANBE — The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the joint Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development program, officially opened a new drinking water supply system and school latrine in Farkhor district of Khatlon province. The drinking water system will provide clean, reliable water to almost 450 households (over 3,000 people), and the new school latrine will provide access to improved sanitation to more than 600 schoolchildren and teachers, the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan reported.

Opening ceremony of higher secondary school held 2022-06-23

Aga Khan School, Mastuj, was established in 1987
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

Higher Secondary school Groundbreaking ceremony was held at Buzund at Torkho area by Aga Khan Education Services for Pakistan (AKESP).

Earlier ground breaking ceremonies were held for two School, Booni, and, Mastuj in district upper Chitral. The expansion will increase access to quality education and extend the school from high to higher secondary, moving (AKESP) towards its goal of providing seamless transition to students from Kindergarten to 12th Grade (K-12).

Address by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the 2022 UCA graduation ceremony 2022-06-22

On behalf of the Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, Princess Zahra Aga Khan conveyed a special message of congratulations to

Bismillah ir Rehman ir Rahim

Your Excellency the Governor of GBAO, Alisher Mirzanobot,

Your Excellency the Governor of Naryn, Sabyrkul Ashimbaev,

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, and Members of the Board,

Rector Sohail Naqvi,

Dean Maxim Khomyakov and the Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences,

Generous donors and friends of UCA around the world,

Parents and family members,

Distinguished guests,

And dear graduates of the class of 2022,

University of Central Asia holds graduation ceremonies in Naryn and Khorog 2022-06-18

Sumaino Shakarbekova, the valedictorian of the class of 2022, speaking at the Graduation

AKIPRESS.COM - The graduation ceremonies at the two campuses at Naryn and Khorog on June 18 brought together parents, faculty and many distinguished guests who came to congratulate the students for their academic achievements, and promises of successes yet to come.

MoU signed for Badakhshan power transmission, Sheewa Dam construction worth $631 million 2019-03-19

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of power transmission project to Badakhshan province and constru
khaama.com The Khaama Press

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of power transmission project to Badakhshan province and construction of Sheewa Dam, the Office of the President said Tuesday.

According to a statement released by ARG Palace, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed during a ceremony which was organized in Char Chinar Palace today.

Work on three school buildings of AKES begins 2022-06-20


CHITRAL: Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for three new state-of-the-art buildings being added to the Aga Khan Schools in Booni, Mastuj and Torkhow in Upper Chitral.

Aga Khan Council for Pakistan President Hafiz Sher Ali presided over the ceremonies as the chief guest while Wing Commander Chitral Scout Colonel Shahzad Nadeem was the guest of honour at Mastuj and Rai Afzal Ali was the guest of honour at Booni.

Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan visits AKU 2022-06-10

Ambassador Cerjat receives a copy of 'The Economic Impact of the Aga Khan University in Pakistan' from AKU President Dr Sulaiman

The Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan Bénédict de Cerjat visited the academic and health care facilities at the Aga Khan University in Karachi.

During the conversations with AKU President Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin and other University leaders, he talked about Switzerland’s strong bilateral relationships with Pakistan.

“I am pleased to learn that the Aga Khan University’s programmes and facilities are accredited by prestigious international bodies like Advance HE, Joint Commission International, and the College of American Pathologists,” said Ambassador Cerjat.

Aga Khan Academy in Telangana signs MoU with Meghalaya govt 2022-06-10

An MoU was signed between Dean Admissions, Aga Khan Academy and Secretary Education , Government of Meghalaya (GoM)

Shillong, June 10: An MoU was signed between Dean Admissions, Aga Khan Academy and Secretary Education , Government of Meghalaya (GoM), for talent identification and providing scholarship for four meritorious students from Meghalaya.

The students will be admitted for classes 6 to 12 in Aga Khan Academy, Telangana.

Trees to filter wastewater in Hunza 2022-06-08

AKDN has planted over 100 million trees in the past 50 years, building “green infrastructure” to help improve the quality of lif

In Murtazabad, a mountain village in Hunza, Pakistan, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) has introduced a system that uses trees to safely and sustainably treat wastewater. AKAH, together with the local community, planted thousands of trees and aquatic plants to filter treated wastewater, limiting the release of effluent into the Hunza River. This “green infrastructure” helps improve access to sustainable, clean sanitation while also restoring the natural ecosystem.

Vadeni shines light on sire Churchill after devastating Prix du Jockey Club success at Chantilly 2022-06-05

Aga Khan IV

Our industry expert unpicks the pedigree of Sunday's seriously impressive Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni.

As a dual Classic-winning son of Galileo, the first crops of champion two-year-old Churchill were highly anticipated.

Ladies Church was the first to score in stakes company with Vadeni joining her shortly after in the Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage at Deauville.

Jubilee Life wins two digital awards 2022-06-08

Jubilee Insurance Pakistan

KARACHI: Jubilee Life Insurance has won two awards in Pakistan Digital Awards Ceremony 2022, The News learnt on Tuesday.

The life insurance company bagged ‘Best Integrated Media Strategy’ award for its campaign for HBL PSL Season 6 and ‘Best Content of the Year’ award for its customer testimonial videos.

This is the fourth time in a row that the company has won awards at Pakistan Digital Awards forum that recognises brands for their unique and out-of-the-box ideas.

Prix ​​du Jockey-Club: the colt Vadeni offers a 9th coronation to the Aga Khan 2022-06-05

Vadeni offers a 9th coronation to the Aga Khan at Qatar Prix du Jockey  2022-06-05

Waiting in the peloton, Vadeni took the lead at the post for the last 400 meters then left his pursuers on the spot 100 meters from the goal to win very easily without his jockey needing to solicit him.

With a clenched fist and arm raised to the sky, Christophe Soumillon said at Equidia’s microphone, with a smile on his face: “When I saw that William Buick absolutely wanted to go ahead, I waited. My horse took the lead a bit early on and went completely flat. That’s awesome, I didn’t think he was going to do that“.

AKU to be first institution to become carbon neutral by 2030 2022-06-06

Aga Khan University, Karachi

KARACHI: Cutting down on use of anaesthetic gases that are used to keep the patients unconscious during surgery by 80 percent along with decarbonising processes and buildings, investing in clean energy, telemedicine and home healthcare are some of the major steps that can help Aga Khan University (AKU) to be the first institution of higher education in East Africa and Pakistan to become carbon neutral by 2030, officials said Saturday.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 Selects 20 Shortlisted Projects from 16 Countries 2022-06-02

Rehabilitation of the Manama Post Office by Studio Anne Holtrop. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Maxime Delvaux

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) has announced its 20 shortlisted projects for the 2022 award cycle. Competing for the US$ 1 million prize, one of the largest rewards in architecture, the 20 architectural developments located in 16 different countries, were selected by a Master Jury from a pool of 463 projects nominated for the 15th Award Cycle (2020-2022). The jury, among which are Anne Lacaton, Francis Kéré, Nader Tehrani, and Amale Andraos, will meet again this summer to examine the on-site reviews and determine the final recipients of the Award.

$6.5 million initiative launched in Naryn to strengthen resilience to external shocks 22-05-28

AKI Press

AKIPRESS.COM - The Aga Khan Development Network and the Naryn authorities formally launched an innovative five year initiative to strengthen the resilience of Naryn town to external environmental and economic shocks, AKDN said.

The Naryn Urban Resilience Programme, with a total budget of US$ 6.5 million, financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Aga Khan Foundation, aims to enhance the capacity of the Naryn Municipality to use advanced town planning techniques to inform infrastructure investments and community engagement efforts.

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