Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Chitral earlier today, as part of his Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan.

Shahzada Iftikharuddin, Member of the National Assembly, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Syed Zaheer ul Islam, Commissioner Malakand Division, Maghfirat Shah, District Nazim Chitral, Colonel Moinuddin, Commandant Chitral Scouts, Akhter Hayat, DIG Malakand Division, and others welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Chitral Town airport.

The receiving delegation remarked that the visit of Hazar Imam was a blessing and a historical moment for the people of Chitral. They further applauded the services of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), for its longstanding commitment to the region and the significant role it has played in its development. Over several decades, AKDN agencies have invested in the areas of education, health, emergency response and disaster preparedness, infrastructure and rural development in Chitral.

Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the Commissioner, observing that much had been achieved towards the development of Chitral and that efforts would continue to be made towards the improvement of the quality of life for all.

The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam, as the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community.