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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

AKU wins award of excellence for disruptive education 2022-05-17

AKU wins Zairi Award.jpeg
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

The Aga Khan University (AKU) has won the Award of Excellence for Disruptive Education of the prestigious and competitive Zairi International Award in Higher Education, 2022.

Thirtyone countries participated at the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum in Dubai, UAE and thehonour to their organization has been received by Prof. Tashmin Khamis and Ms. Azra Naseem.

Undated photo of Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn Mohammed

Undated photo of Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn Mohammed

"Namdar Prince Aly Khan na lakhnejigar"
Namdar Sahebzada Prince Karim Saheb and Namdar Prince Amyn Mohammed Saheb

Hazar Imam spoke to the first batch of nursing students

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On October 25th 1960, Hazar Imam addressed the first batch of nursing students at the Aga Khan School of Nursing

AKU feted as Zairi International Award winner 2022-03-23

AKU feted as Zairi International Award winner

The Aga Khan University has won the inaugural edition of the Award of Excellence for Disruptive Education, of the prestigious and competitive Zairi International Award in Higher Education 2022.

AKU received the award based on the work of the University's Network of Quality, Teaching and Learning, QTL_net, which supports excellence in academic programmes to ensure students have a strong learning experience during their academic years.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Karachi Rotary Club 1964-12-05

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
The Guiding Lines, National Development Publications, Karachi, Pakistan, pp. 25-29

You have said, Mr. President, some very kind words about my late Grandfather, my late Father and myself. My Grandfather was a most gifted person, and amongst his many qualities, one of them had always particularly impressed me. While the past was a book which he had read and re-read many times, the future was just one more literary work of art into which he used to pour himself with deep thought and concentration. Innumerable people since his death have told me how he used to read in the future, and this certainly was one of his very great strengths.

Speech by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Climate Change Conference Pakistan 2022-03-07

Prince Rahim Aga Khan addressed the conference remotely

Senator Javed Jabbar
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs
Chief Guest Mr. Zakir Mahmood - Chairman, AKU Board of Trustees
President Sulaiman Shahabuddin,
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Carl Amrhein,
Distinguished University Professor Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta
Guests and colleagues
As-salamu alaikum and good evening

VIDEO: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2022/2022-03-07-prince-rahim.mp4

Hazar Imam's vist to Pakistan in 1979

Hazar Imam meets President Zia-ul-Haq during the 1979 Visit to Pakistan

During his visit to Pakistan, His Highness met on several occasions with the President of Pakistan, General Zia-ul-Haq, and for a full day they visited together the Northern Areas of Gilgit and Hunza. Her Highness The Begum paid a visit in Karachi to the Karimabad Maternity Home and in Islamabad to the National Institute of Folk Heritage. His Highness, while in Karachi, inspected in detail the progress of the construction at the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College

Opening Ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys' Academy, Karachi 1970-02-08

Hazar Imam accompanied by Begum Salimah performing the Opening Ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys' Academy, Karachi
Ismaili Mirror 1973

During His 1970 visit to Pakistan Hazar Imam performed the opening ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys' Academy in Karachi, Pakistan.

The work on establishing the Prince Aly Boys' Academy started in 1960 by Ismaili volunteers of the Ismailia Youth Services (I.Y.S) on the same pattern as the Mohammadi Girls' Academy .

Over 600 students awarded degrees at global convocation of AKU 2022-02-26

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
DAWN, www.dawn.com

KARACHI: More than 600 students in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda graduated from the Aga Khan University (AKU) in a live-streamed global convocation ceremony that was watched by viewers around the world.

During the live session, the varsity commits to becoming carbon neutral in its operations by 2030. It will be among the first institutions in Pakistan and East Africa to achieve carbon neutrality.

AKU’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030 2022-02-10

AKU’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 is commendable and other institutions should follow suit, said Sindh Energy

The Aga Khan University’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 is commendable and other institutions should follow suit, said Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmad Shaikh while talking to AKU President Sulaiman Shahabuddin at the minister’s office.

Mr Sulaiman informed the minister that new solar installations on AKU campuses will cut the University’s carbon footprint by more than 365,000 kg per year, the equivalent to 1.5 million kilometres travelled in a medium-sized car.

To sir with love: Aga Khan III – a tireless advocate for female education 2013-11-02


Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III, born on November 2, 1877, was the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Through his intimate knowledge of diverse cultural traditions, he played a unique and significant role in the international affairs of his time, and his long public career had many dimensions.

A social reformer, whose concerns included the alleviation of rural poverty and the upliftment of women in society, he was an advocate of modern education and became an ardent supporter of male and female educational advancement in the subcontinent.

Work by Aga Khan Agency for Habitat on flood protection schemes completed in Chitral village 2022-01-31


CHITRAL: Authorities have completed work on various schemes meant to protect people of Arkari valley in Chitral district from devastating floods that hit the area frequently in summers and washed away homes, rendering many homeless and aggravating their poverty.

Carried out by Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, the massive bulwark erected on the northern side of Sufaid Arkari village of the valley coupled with the schemes of the rehabilitation works of drinking water supply and roads have been completed recently.

2020 World Habitat Awards Gold Award to AKRSP - Indigenous Knowledge and Technology for Safer Homes 2021-12-22

The northern region of Pakistan is a mountainous area subject to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters
RioOnWatch https://rioonwatch.org/

The 2020 World Habitat Awards, an event that recognizes and highlights innovative housing ideas, projects, and programs that contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of people around the world, was celebrated virtually on October 12, 2021. The awards are organized by World Habitat, a nonprofit organization that works internationally to promote housing solutions in partnership with UN-HABITAT. Since its first edition in 1986, over 250 projects have been identified and celebrated around the world.

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