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 and Princess Zahra were welcomed by over 200 junior scouts and guides enthusiastically waving national, Ismaili, and Diamond Jubilee flags. They were then presented with bouquets by young Ismaili students from Sargodha before departing the airbase.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra are visiting at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan on the occasion of the commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee. While on this historic visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam is expected to grace the Jamat across the country with darbars and mulaqats.