Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Dubai on the evening of 22nd of January, 2018 on an official visit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to the United Arab Emirates in January 2018 for his Diamond Jubilee visit.
The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Zabeel Palace on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Arab Emirates.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Dubai on an official visit at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
“When I was younger, people didn’t know how to read,” recalled Musa Khan. “If we received a letter, we had to travel far to find someone who could read it for us. Today, every child in the area is enrolled in school.” The educational progress covered in Musa Khan’s lifetime is that of centuries. Musa is one of many teachers who have dedicated their lives to educating children in their communities in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions of Pakistan.
AKDN West Africa commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam with a diplomatic reception in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 8 December, 2017.
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 inaugurated the Aga Khan University (AKU) Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals, on 15 December.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Karachi on 19 December after concluding a historic 13-day visit to Pakistan.