Diamond Jubilee Soundscape

Diamond Jubilee Soundscape: A reflection of diversity
Diamond Jubilee Soundscape: A reflection of diversity
1 January 2018

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. 

2017 Year in Review

Video: 2017 Year in Review
30 December 2017

Wishing everyone across the world a very happy new year and all the best for 2018.

Left to right: Dr Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-te​m, Princess Zahra Aga Khan Member, AKDN Board of Directors, and Hafiz Sherali, Ismaili Council for Pakistan President, applauding the performance at the institutional dinner held at Serena Hotel Islamabad
Left to right: Dr Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-te​m, Princess Zahra Aga Khan Member, AKDN Board of Directors, and Hafiz Sherali, Ismaili Council for Pakistan President, applauding the performance at the institutional dinner held at Serena Hotel Islamabad
Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends institutional dinner in Pakistan
Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends institutional dinner in Pakistan
26 December 2017

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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, at the dinner hosted by Chief Minister of Sindh, in honour of the Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the country
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, at the dinner hosted by Chief Minister of Sindh, in honour of the Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the country
Chief Minister of Sindh hosts dinner in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Chief Minister of Sindh hosts dinner in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam
25 December 2017

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.

President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam at Karachi Airport
President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam at Karachi Airport
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Pakistan after 13-day visit
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Pakistan after 13-day visit
19 December 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Karachi on 19 December after concluding a historic 13-day visit to Pakistan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh and Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, and greeted by Junior Guides and Shaheen Scouts from the Sindh Jamat upon his arrival at Karachi airport
Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Muhammad Zubair, Governor of Sindh and Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh, and greeted by Junior Guides and Shaheen Scouts from the Sindh Jamat upon his arrival at Karachi airport
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Karachi
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Karachi
14 December 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Karachi on 14 December, continuing his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam walks through the Jamat during the Darbar at Garamchashma, Lower Chitral
Mawlana Hazar Imam walks through the Jamat during the Darbar at Garamchashma, Lower Chitral
Hundreds of thousands gather for Diamond Jubilee Darbars in Northern Pakistan
Hundreds of thousands gather for Diamond Jubilee Darbars in Northern Pakistan
11 December 2017

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.

10 December 2017

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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Gilgit
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Gilgit
10 December 2017

On 10 December, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Gilgit in continuation of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan. 

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister
8 December 2017

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 arrives in Chitral
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Chitral
8 December 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Chitral earlier today, as part of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President of Pakistan
8 December 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with His Excellency President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on 8 December 2017.