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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.

Urdu:An ‘Early Mistake’ of Pakistan 2021-08-02

File photo. Rizwan Tabassum—AFP
newsweekpakistan.com/ Newsweek

Imposing Urdu as a national language on then-East Pakistan actually damaged ‘national unity,’ rather than bolstering it
Dr. Naazir Mahmood, in his book of collected essays Politics Pictures Personalities (2005), highlights some “mistakes” of Pakistan soon after Partition in 1947, suggesting these foreshadowed the “big” mistakes it was to make later.

Speech by Hazar Imam to Ismailia Association for Pakistan 1964-12-16

Hazar Imam attends 1964 Socio-Economic Conference in Pakistan


An extroct from a speech of His Highness The Ago Khan given at Ismailia Association of Pakistan

The most important problem for us today is to create students who are capable of going back and of reading the original texts of our history, of reading these texts in Arabic, of reading them in Persian, of reading them in Urdu, of reading them in Gujarati, of reading them in any language in which they have been written.

AKU releases findings of Pakistan’s largest vaccine survey 2021-07-15

TPVICS Full Immunization Coverage

The largest-ever survey of routine immunisation coverage across Pakistan has found that 76.1 per cent of children under the age of 2 years have received the full course of vaccinations recommended by Pakistan’s government.

Of the remaining children, more than 1 in every 6, or 17.7 per cent, have been partially vaccinated while 5.9 per cent of under 2s have never been vaccinated, according to results from The Third-Party Verification Immunization Coverage Survey, TPVICS.

All-weather road built by AKRSP promises Baroghil valley’s development 2021-06-30

A newly-built suspension bridge in Baroghil valley. — Dawn

CHITRAL: The residents of Baroghil valley in Chitral region insist that the recent construction of an all-weather road to Baroghil promises the development of the underdeveloped valley in the country’s northernmost region.

According to them, basic facilities are largely unavailable to them as the valley remains inaccessible for seven months of the year due to harsh weather conditions.

The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme recently built the 32km road with four suspension bridges at the cost of Rs102.28 million. It provides all-weather access to the valley.

AKU wins grant to develop gene therapies for blood disorders 2021-07-01

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

KARACHI: Efforts to find less-invasive and more affordable cure for two common genetic disorders — beta thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia — have received a boost with Aga Khan University’s research centre recently winning a competitive research grant of Rs159.60 million.

Currently, Pakistan has an estimated 100,000 transfusion-dependent thalassaemia patients with 5,000 babies born with the disease every year.

On the other hand, sickle-cell disease is one of the well-known causes of anaemia in the country.

AKDN, ministry celebrates environment day 2021-06-09

Hussain is chair of the board of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, where he focuses mainly on disaster risk reduction and emergen
Business Recorder

ISLAMABAD: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan, World Habitat Awards and the United Nations Habitat Programme, co-organized an international virtual seminar on Ecosystem Restoration for Quality of Life.

The seminar was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Climate Change, the United Nations, INGOs, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies and partners, donor agencies, academia, media and community organizations. The virtual seminar, held Tuesday, was part of a series of official events celebrating World Environment Day (WED).

MoU signed with AKRSP to mitigate effects of climate change 2021-06-13

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam holds a report on the impact of climate change on chi

ISLAMABAD: The World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and Serena Hotels on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim to work towards their common objectives of climate change mitigation and climate adaptation, land degradation, food security, biodiversity conservation and enhancing community resilience.

The agreement was signed in view of Pakistan’s needs and to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Aga Khan and the Pakistan Movement 1877-11-02

File photo of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
newsweek www.newsweekpakistan.com

The state of Pakistan and its inhabitants owe a debt of gratitude to Aga Khan III for his contributions to its development

Aga Khan University honours graduates at global convocation 2021-05-22

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667 students in three continents received their degrees and listened to speeches by the Aga Khan and Melinda Gates

The first-ever global convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University (AKU) was live-streamed to a worldwide audience on Saturday, as 667 students in three continents received their degrees and listened to speeches by the Aga Khan, Chief Guest Melinda French Gates and AKU President Firoz Rasul.

Address by His Highness the Aga Khan​ at AKU Global Convocation 2021-05-22

His Highness The Aga Khan IV addressing the 2021 AKU Global Convention held virtually


Our Chief Guest, Melinda French Gates
Chairman Haile Debas and the Members of the Board of Trustees
President Firoz Rasul
Provost, Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University
Generous donors and well wishers of the University from around the world
Distinguished guests
Parents, family members and Graduates​

It is a great privilege to join you today in recognising and celebrating the Class of 2020.


Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah
Ismailia Assoc for Pakistan, Amaana.org

Aga Khan III IMAM SULTAN MUHAMMAD SHAH 48th Imam of Ismailis
Published by: Centenary Committee His Royal Highness The Aga Khan Ismailia Association for Pakistan 4th Edition 1977


Be no more hypnotized by the dead glories of the distant past or by the misfortunes of the near past.

Prime Minister Imran Khan lays the foundation for Hunza’s first IT Park 2021-04-30

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Major General Shahid Siddeeq unveiling the plaque. (Left to Right) Major General Shahid Siddeeq, P

Gilgit, Pakistan, 30 April 2021 - Prime Minister Imran Khan today unveiled the plaque at a ceremony in Chinarbagh, Gilgit to lay the foundation of Hunza’s first Information Technology Park located in Nasirabad, Hunza. Established jointly by Special Communications Organization of the Government of Pakistan and the Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan, the IT Park in Hunza will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure with un-interrupted power supply, high-speed internet facility and a co-working space for small and growing businesses, start-ups, freelancers, and chamber of commerce.

Pakistan High Commission Canada, AKDN Canada to assist businessmen to invest in Pakistan

Raza Bashir of Pakistan High Commission in Ottawa Canada
Radio pakisan radio.gov.pk

Pakistan High Commission in Ottawa Canada and Agha Khan Development Network in Canada will work together to further promote, motivate and facilitate Canadian and expatriate Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan and coordinate efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was decided during a virtual meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner in Canada Raza Bashir Tarar and, Diplomatic Representative Aga Khan Development Network Dr Mahmoud Eboo in Canada.

AKU agrees to establish Hospital and Medical College In Hyderabad 2021-03-28

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

The Aga Khan University (AKU) Board has agreed in principle to a proposal of Commissioner Hyderabad to establish Aga Khan Hospital and a Medical College at Hyderabad.

The board agreed to establish the hospital and medical college during a meeting held here a few days back.

EU to help uplift Pakistani communities impacted by Covid-19 - with AKF

Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the EU to Pakistan, and representatives of the main implementing partners: Agha Khan Foundatio
The Express Tribune

The European Union has decided to co-finance three projects, for more than €7 million, to alleviate the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on communities in Pakistan.

The initiative also aims to increase the voice of the youth as well as providing support to Pakistan's civil society.

The announcement followed the signing of three contracts by Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, and representatives of the main implementing partners: Agha Khan Foundation, Norwegian Church Aid, and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe.

Hazar Imam visited Pakistan and attended various functions at the AKU 1989-03-18

Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan

Mowlana Shah Karim with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989. Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Excellency the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Sahazada Yaqub Khan at a dinner hosted in honor of the donors of the AKU on March 18, 1989

AKU researchers harness stem cells to study malnutrition 2021-02-23

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
tribune.com.pk The Express Tribune

Researchers at Aga Khan University are harnessing the power of stem cells to generate new insight into how malnutrition occurs. The 2018 National Nutrition Survey says malnutrition is a major public health problem in the developing world, with four out of ten children under the age of five in Pakistan suffering from stunting while one in three children is underweight.

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