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

A delegation comprising of government officials including Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chief Minister, Gilgit-Baltistan, Major General Saqib Mahmood Malik, Force Commander Northern Areas, Dr Kazim Niaz, Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan, and others along with community leaders gathered to receive him at the Gilgit airport.

On the occasion, the delegation applauded the significant role and longstanding commitment of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the development of Gilgit-Baltistan. Over several decades, the AKDN has invested in the areas of education and health as well as emergency and disaster preparedness, infrastructure and rural development in Gilgit-Baltistan, serving communities of all backgrounds.

Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the delegation, remarking much had been achieved towards the development of Gilgit-Baltistan and efforts would continue to be made towards the improvement of the quality of life for all in close collaboration with the government.