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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

Winter sports festival supported by AKRSP in Hunza concludes 2023-01-21

traditional ‘Ko Polo’ game

GILGIT: The winter sports festival, with colourful performances by local athletes and artists, concluded in Gulkin village of Hunza.

The venue of the event was Attabad lake, however, later it was shifted to Gulkin village in Gojal. The event attracted local people and tourists amid freezing temperature. The event was organised by GB Tourism Department to promote winter tourism in the region and for revival of indigenous games. Iqbal Hussain, director of GB Tourism Department told Dawn that the concept of arranging the seven-day event was derived from the snow leopard.

Prince Rahim attended a special event in London on 18 January to honour the contributions of Farhad Daftary to IIS 2023-01-18

Prince Rahim speaking at IIS for the occasion of Dr. Farhad Daftary's retirement

Prince Rahim attended a special event in London on 18 January to honour the contributions of Dr Farhad Daftary to The Institute of Ismaili Studies, and more broadly to the fields of Ismaili and Islamic studies, as he steps down from his management roles at The Institute.

Prince Rahim announced that Mawlana Hazar Imam has decided to acknowledge Dr Daftary’s contributions to The Institute by attaching his name to forthcoming PhD Scholarships awarded by IIS — they will be known as The Farhad Daftary PhD Scholarships.

Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament begins 2023-01-20

The prestigious Aga Khan Gold Cup's 49th golf tournament  Bangladesh participants

The prestigious Aga Khan Gold Cup's 49th golf tournament, hosted by the Ismaili Council for Bangladesh since 1973, was formally inaugurated amidst a lot of fanfare at the Kurmitola Golf Course on Friday morning.

The tournament was held after a gap of two years due to the pandemic, and is being sponsored by IPDC, Bombay Sweets, Habib Bank Ltd, Mumtaz Herbal, Olympic, Alco Aluminum, and Finis, said a press release.

Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, chief of air staff, Bangladesh Air Force, was invited as the chief guest, and formally inaugurated the tournament by teeing off.

Prince Rahim attends retirement of Dr. Farhad Daftary from IIS 2023-01-18

Dr Farhad Daftary and Prince Rahim Aga Khan. Image credit: Rehana Virani/IIS.

On 18 January 2023 the IIS held a reception to honour Dr Farhad Daftary and mark his retirement as Co-Director and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications earlier this month.

The event took place at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, with Prince Rahim Aga Khan in attendance and was attended by staff, students, governors and leaders of the Ismaili community.

Andrew Black goes to 350,000gns for share in the Aga Khan's sizzling sire Zarak 2023-01-19

Zarak is one of the most prized young sires in Europe Aga Khan Studs

Breeding rights and shares in up-and-coming stallions dominated the first Tattersalls Online Sale of 2023, with a share in Zarak topping the bill at 350,000gns.

His early success has made the Aga Khan's homebred sire one of the most sought-after in Europe and the share, for 1/50th of the Group 1 winner, was purchased by Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of Andrew Black's Chasemore Farm.

Aga Khan Hospital to install Sh12 billion radiation equipment 2023-01-17

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Health Institute has signed an agreement with Elekta Company for the procurement and installation of radiation therapy equipment that will better cancer screening and treatment in the country.

The equipment which cost between €4.5 million (Sh10.8 billion) to €5 million (Sh12 billion) will have the capacity to treat 50 to 75 patients within eight working hours.

The agreement, aimed at enabling the institute to acquire one of the world’s most advanced machines, will improve the provision of quality health services to Tanzanians.

U.S. to support restoration of Hyderabad’s Paigah tombs by AKTC 2023-01-08

Paigah Tombs  Hyderabad

U.S. Charge d’Affaires, Ambassador Beth Jones on Tuesday announced a $250,000 U.S.-government project to support the conservation and restoration of Paigah tombs in Hyderabad.

Ambassador Jones visited the Paigah tombs complex and announced the project to support the conservation and restoration of six tombs built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Supported by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), it is the fifth such conservation project funded by the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture will implement the project.

Chitral hosted the first-ever girls’ ice hockey competition facilitated by AKRSP 2023-01-07

Chitral hosted the first-ever girls’ ice hockey competition

At the Park Center Ice Ground in Upper Chitral, a hockey tournament was staged for the first time ever in Pakistani history.
The girls’ teams from several academies in Upper Chitral battled against the boys’ teams during the uncommon ice hockey event.

Eight teams altogether, made up of both boys and girls, took part in the competition.

The match between the Fox and Snow Leopard teams, which the latter won by three goals, was officiated by Canadian High Commissioner Leslie Scanlon, who was present with her daughter.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India organised a workshop on Climate Action through Urban Heat Island (UHI) 2023-01-06


HYDERABAD, India, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India in partnership with the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIITH) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) conducted a workshop on Urban Heat Island (UHI) studies done in Hyderabad, and to explore opportunities for implementation of mitigation measures in alignment with draft Cool Roof Policy for Hyderabad in collaboration with government and non-governmental partners.

Prince Aly Khan Hospital demolition to begin today 2022-12-26

Prince Ali Khan Hospital at Mazgoan, in Mumbai, India,  (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)

Mumbai The demolition of the 70-year-old Prince Aly Khan (PAKH) building, Mazgaon, will begin on Tuesday after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) served them demolition notice on December 23

Hyderabad’s 430-year-old Badshahi Ashoorkhana to be restored by AKTC 2022-12-29

Badshahi Ashoorkhana

Hyderabad: The Ministry of Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) on Thursday announced the restoration of the historic Badshahi Ashoorkhana.

Following the survey of the Badshahi Ashurkhana, urban development secretary Arvind Kumar stated that the Aga Khan Trust and the Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (QQSUDA) will restore the lime plaster and consolidate the structure.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressed the Kusi Ideas Festival: Climate Change: Exploring African Responses and Solutions 2022-12-08

Prince Rahim Aga Khan speaks at the Kusi Ideas Festival 2022  2022-12-08

Nairobi, Kenya, 8-9 December 2022 – ‘’Climate change is the most crucial existential phenomenon that Africa, and indeed the world, is currently facing,” said Prince Rahim Aga Khan. He was delivering an address virtually, to an audience of distinguished guests gathered in Nairobi’s Karura Forest, during the opening of the Nation Media Group’s (NMG) fourth edition of the Kusi Ideas Festival: Climate Change: Exploring African Responses and Solutions.

Hyderabad: Qutb Shahi monument Shaikpet Sarai to be restored by AKTC 2022-12-26

Shaikpet Sarai

Hyderabad: A Qutb Shahi monument Shaikpet Sarai will be restored for adaptive reuse under the aegis of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and National Institute of Urban Management (NIUM) by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Special Chief Secretary of Urban Development Arvind Kumar tweeted on Monday.

Shaikpet Sarai is the latest monument to be added to the list of heritage structures being restored by the Telangana government.

The authorities recently announced that Saidani-Ma Tomb, Sardar Mahal, Mir Alam Mandi, and Mahaboob Chowk Market (Murghi Chowk) will be restored.

HUSSAIN AGA KHAN Founder and Photographer of Focused on Nature 2009-01-01

Dolphins photography by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Hussain Aga Khan was born on 10 April 1974, in Geneva, Switzerland. He received his secondary education at Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts, and graduated from Williams College, Massachusetts, with a dual degree in theatre and French literature. In 2004, he received a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. At Columbia, Hussain’s main area of study was Economic and Political Development with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Hyderabad's Saidani-Ma Tomb to be restored by Aga Khan Trust 2022-12-24

Hyderabad's Saidani-Ma Tomb

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will restore Saidani-Ma Tomb near Hussain Sagar in the heart of the city through Aga Khan Trust, a top Telangana official said on Saturday.

The tomb of Saidani-Ma was built in the 1880s by her son Sardar Abdul Haq Diler Jung, who was the home secretary of erstwhile Hyderabad State and also served as the director of the Nizam's State Railways.

The tomb of Saidani Ma, the lady sufi saint, is a state protected beautiful memorial with stucco decoration and fretwork screens (jaali).

Ismailis across country celebrate Prince Aga Khan’s 86th birthday 2022-12-13

His Highness The Aga Khan IV celebrates 86th Birthday

Shia Ismaili Muslims across the country are commemorating the 86th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV known for his philanthropic work, defending Muslims and promoting peace and pluralism across the world.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PTI Chairman Imran Khan also send warm greetings.

The Prime Minister expressed his greeting on Twitter and stated that he acknowledges and appreciates his wonderful contributions to the cause of education and socio-economic development in Pakistan and around the world.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan today met with H.E. Mr. Siodjidin Muhriddin Aslov, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan,in Paris. 2022-12-08

Prince Rahim Aga Khan today met with His Excellency Mr. Siodjidin Muhriddin Aslov, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan

Paris, France, 8 December 2022 - Prince Rahim Aga Khan today met with His Excellency Mr. Siodjidin Muhriddin Aslov, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, in Paris. Mr Aslov is in France for meetings with the French government.

AKU Chief Information Officer receives global industry award 2022-12-01

Global Chief Information Officer, Shaukat Ali Khan, has been awarded the DXInspire 2022 Award

Aga Khan University's (AKU) Global Chief Information Officer, Shaukat Ali Khan, has been awarded the DXInspire 2022 Award at the recently concluded World CIO Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The DXInspire Award represents the highest accolade that a CIO can receive – it is offered by the Global CIO Forum in recognition of individuals involved in path-breaking projects that have redefined Digital Transformation.

3.4 million have received Covid jabs in Dar es Salaam in collaboration with AKDN & EU 2022-11-28

3.4 million have received Covid jabs in Dar es Salaam

The number is above the target, which was set at 3.3 million people, according to regional commissioner Amos Makalla.

Dar es Salaam. Some 3.4 million people in Dar es Salaam have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to regional commissioner Amos Makalla.

He made the revelation yesterday during a voluntary walk organised by (AKHST) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) with the aim of promoting public awareness of Covid-19 vaccination.

He said the number is above the target, which was set at 3.3 million people.

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