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.
During their visit to Pakistan in October 2018, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa examined approaches to poverty alleviation and development, and visited a number of AKDN institutions and projects aimed at improving quality of life.
18 September 2018 - Paris, France: President Emmanuel Macron today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Élysée Palace in Paris - the official office and residence of the President of France. A guard of honour by the Republican Guard was on display, as Hazar Imam was welcomed by the French President.
In December 2017, Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to Pakistan for his Diamond Jubilee visit. While there, he met with the Jamats in Islamabad and Karachi, and granted Diamond Jubilee Darbars to Jamats in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan. While in Karachi, Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan University Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals.
Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, yesterday arrived in Pakistan for a private visit.
During a two-day visit to Bangladesh commencing 16 September 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam held talks with senior government leaders and signed a protocol agreement between AKDN and the Government of Bangladesh. Hazar Imam also paid tribute to freedom fighters at the National Memorial for Martyrs in Savar and the Bangabadhu Memorial Museum.