On the first full day of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Princess Zahra, called on His Excellency President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Pakistan’s Presidential Palace.
Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan His Excellency Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s House on 8 December 2017. The Prime Minister presented a special First Day Cover set of commemorative stamps celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and illustrating the contribution of AKDN agencies in the country.
Mawlana Hazar Imam called on His Excellency Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s House, accompanied by Princess Zahra, as well as senior Imamat representatives.
Upon Hazar Imam's arrival at the Nur Khan Airbase in Islamabad, he was received by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Khawaja Asif, the Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, as well as the President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, Hafiz Sherali. Leaders of AKDN and Jamati Institutions in Pakistan were also present at the airport to receive Hazar Imam.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Pakistan Thursday evening for his Diamond Jubilee visit, accompanied by Princess Zahra.
Prince Amyn graced an Imamat Day reception on 23 November at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, held to honour Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee.
Prince Rahim was the guest of honour at a celebration hosted by The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London on 24 November 2017. The reception followed a commemorative lecture held at the Ismaili Centre London the previous evening. The events took place to mark 40 years since the establishment of the IIS in 1977.
Ethics in Action: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) held inaugural launch events in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan. Taking the form of an interactive exhibition, Ethics in Action provides a glimpse into the human dimension of the Ismaili Imamat’s efforts to improve quality of life.
The Leaders’ International Forum (LIF) announced Friday that Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Canada in November this year. In addition to presiding over the inaugural Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) Award ceremony in Ottawa and attending meetings of the GCP Board, Mawlana Hazar Imam will meet with Eastern Canada Jamats in the jurisdictions of the Councils of Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec, and Maritime Provinces.
Jubilee Concerts debuted its first performances in 7 cities across the United States, with upcoming events planned in Europe and Asia. International recording artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant were accompanied on the US tour by award winning performers Sukriti Kakkar and Vipul Mehta, along with a 16-member band.