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"Civil society is where ordinary men and women, acting as individuals and communities, take the initiative to advance what matters most to them."

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr Amyn Sajoo, a specialist in international human rights, civil society, and public ethics. As part of a series of interviews with key figures, Dr Sajoo discusses the notion of civil society, its history, significance, and potential to enrich democratic life around the world. 

In the women's basketball semi-final, Canada held off Tajikistan to advance to the final. JG / Kashish Ali

Wednesday was semi-final day at the Jubilee Games. The matches were intense and the crowds were at their loudest.

Teams Pakistan and India shake hands at the last Throwball match of their group stage.

Day 5 featured the men’s football quarter final between Canada and the United States, as well as action in Badminton, Basketball and Throwball.

The flags of India and Pakistan wave in the breeze in the early hours of the morning. JG/Mairaj Amir

A shared passion for film, music and most importantly cricket brought two teams together early Sunday morning. When India and Pakistan don the cricket flannels, hopes and aspirations run high on both sides.

The 2016 Jubilee Games signature includes the mark of the Dubai Sports Council.

A shared passion for film, music and most importantly cricket brought two teams together early Sunday morning. When India and Pakistan don the cricket flannels, hopes and aspirations run high on both sides.

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