Speaking on the role of Pakistan, Hazar Imam said; 'Here is a nation newly-born, unfettered by too many out-worn traditions. She is free, therefore, to forge her own future.'
Greeted by Syrian Ismailis at Damascus early in the morning. Arrived in Karachi in the evening.
First celebration of Imam-e-Zaman's birthday.
Gave speech on 'Harvard University and Studies of Middle East' at the Dar-es-Salaam Cultural Society.
Became Patron-in-Chief of East African Muslim Welfare Society (Mombasa) and donated money to the Society.
October 25, 1957 Takht Nashini at Kampala, Uganda.
Takht Nashini at Nairobi, Kenya.
Takht Nashini speech and celebrations of the Intronisation of Hazar Imam at Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika.
Landed at Nairobi, first visit to East African countries as Imam. During this tour Hazar Imam was awarded the 'Brilliant Star of Zanzibar' by the Sultan of Zanzibar. (photo)
Brief visit to Lebanon, Beirut. 'First visit to His followers.'
First visit to Bombay, India.
First Visit to Dacca.
Sunday; On his way to Karachi, Hazar Imam made a brief stop at Beirut Airport where the Lebanese Government gave him a welcome normally reserved for Heads of State. Some 600 Syrian and Lebanese Ismailis also were gathered at this auspicious occasion.
Visit to Karachi, Pakistan. In His speech, Hazar Imam said; 'You all know that my grandfather was one of the founders of Pakistan
August 1957 was the begining of the first long visit to followers.
Donated Aga Khan Gold Cup to the Karachi Race Club, to be competed for annually.
First visit to London Jamat. Given title of 'His Highness' by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On July 19, 1957, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, 48th Imam, was laid to rest in a temporary place created in the grounds of the villa Noor al Salaam in Aswan.
In Cairo and Aswan for the temporary burial of his grandfather, Hazrat Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III.
For the first time as Imam, He granted audience to the representatives of Ismailis from various countries, at Villa Barkat, Veroix (near Geneva), Switzerland. (click here)