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

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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.

The Aga Khan’s views on education 2017-12-08

Prince Karim Aga Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS
The Express Tribune

His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, is on a visit to Pakistan. Many Pakistanis are familiar with the Aga Khan given the large number of social service institutions that bear his name. These institutions, in fact, represent the Ismaili Imamat’s long-standing commitment to the betterment of the people in Pakistan.

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Conference of Indigenous Philanthropy, Pakistan 2000-10-17

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering a speech at the Conference on Indigenous Philanthropy held in Islamabad. General Pervez Mus

Your Excellency General Pervez Musharraf,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Chairman and Members of the Steering Committee,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

Asalaam wa Alaikum,



November 18th 1994 Nursing & medical student / graduation luncheon with MHI & Princess Zahra Aga Khan Imam was very happy to meet his new graduates and emphasizes on continuing education.

Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan Holds Ground-breaking Ceremony In Ghezer 2021-10-24

 Flickr Aga Khan Higher Secondary Shcool, Gilgit

Gilgit, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Oct, 2021 ) :Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan held a ground-breaking ceremony for two state-of-the-art regional Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools in Gupis and Yasin, promising continuity of quality education till grade 12 for the students of the region.

The Minister for Education for Gilgit-Baltistan, Raja Muhammad Azam Khan, graced the occasion as chief guest, while the Deputy Speaker of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly, Nazir Ahmad, and President Aga Khan Council for Pakistan, Hafiz Sherali, attended as guests of honour.

Global Ismaili Civic Day-Importance of healthy environment highlighted by planting 250 saplings 2021-09-26

pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

Around 250 saplings were planted in the village Hussain Abad and Tarr Khowaja through joint collaboration of Shia Ismaili Council and District Forest department that was followed by an event to highlight the importance of a healthy ecosystem and a nature-friendly atmosphere on the eve of Global Ismaili Civic day.

Speakers at the events shed light on the importance of planting trees and keeping the environment clean and green.

President Ismaili Council calls on Governor Imran Ismail 2021-09-24

President Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House
pakobserver.net Pakistan Observer

President Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House here on Friday.

Hafiz SherAli briefed about the Global Ismaili Civic Day to be commemorated throughout the weekend of 25 and 26 September, 2021 and highlighted the community’s voluntary work and contributions of the Aga Khan Development Network in various areas of socio-economic and cultural development in Pakistan.

AKUH wins World Oral Health Day Award 2021-09-19

AKUH wins World Oral Health Day Award
dentalnewspk.com Dental News

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi, has recently won the 2021 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) Award for the 'Best Campaign by a Dental Practice or Clinic' under the theme titled "Be Proud of Your Mouth".

FDI World Dental Federation and the WOHD Task Team congratulated AKUH for their enthusiastic commitment to oral health in their community.

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