In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
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 met with the Prime Minister of Pakistan His Excellency Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s House on 8 December 2017. The Prime Minister presented a special First Day Cover set of commemorative stamps celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and illustrating the contribution of AKDN agencies in the country.
Mawlana Hazar Imam met with His Excellency President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on 8 December 2017.
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 the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, announced a joint human development initiative that will touch the lives of more than a million people.