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

The visit began in Islamabad, where Mawlana Hazar Imam met with President Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-e-Sadr and was received by a Guard of Honour. He also met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who presented him with a First Day Cover of commemorative stamps on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.

From Islamabad, Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Garamchasma and Booni in Chitral, and Aliabad and Taus in Gilgit-Baltistan, where he granted the Jamats there with Diamond Jubilee Darbars.

Mawlana Hazar Imam then returned to Islamabad where he met with the Jamat at the Karimabad Jamatkhana and then travelled to Karachi where he met with the Jamat at the historic Darkhana Jamatkhana and Clifton Jamatkhana.

While in Karachi, in his capacity as chancellor of the Aga Khan University, Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the AKU Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals.

Upon Hazar Imam’s departure, Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah bade him farewell on behalf of the government, whilst the Jamat was represented by the Jamati and AKDN leadership of Pakistan.

This visit provided a unique opportunity for thousands of volunteers in Pakistan to come together in preparation for the historic occasion and hundreds of thousands to gather for the Diamond Jubilee Darbars and meetings with the Jamat, leaving behind memories that will last a lifetime.