As we enter into 2018, The.Ismaili wishes you a happy new year, and all the very best for the year ahead. While looking forward to the coming weeks and months, the start of a new year also provides an opportunity to look back and reflect on the previous year. At the Homage Ceremony to mark the beginning of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, an ensemble of 22 Ismaili musicians from around the world joined together to perform an intricate piece of music — a devotional soundscape to accompany the historic event on 11 July 2017.
Wishing everyone across the world a very happy new year and all the best for 2018.
On 11 December, 2017, during Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, the Ismaili Council for Pakistan hosted a dinner in honour of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University. The dinner was attended by Princess Zahra along with other trustees and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network and Jamati institutions.
During his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, who also hosted a reception in honour of Hazar Imam on 16 December. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman, along with other key government officials, and AKDN and Jamati leadership were also present.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Karachi on 19 December after concluding a historic 13-day visit to Pakistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Karachi on 14 December, continuing his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.
Surrounded by the spectacular backdrops of the Hindu Kush and Karakorum mountain ranges — some of the highest in the world — Mawlana Hazar Imam graciously granted the Jamats of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral with Darbars on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam granted the Jamats of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral with Darbars on 9 and 10 December on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.
On 10 December, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Gilgit in continuation of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.
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 arrived in Chitral earlier today, as part of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam met with His Excellency President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on 8 December 2017.