Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Tanzania on 12 October after completing his second Diamond Jubilee visit.

The Minister of Defence and National Service, Hon. Hussein Mwinyi, and Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam, Hon. Paul Makonda, were present for Mawlana Hazar Imam’s departure from Julius Nyerere Airport. Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Amin Lakhani, and AKDN resident representative Amin Kurji also attended to bid Hazar Imam Khuda Hafiz.

While in Tanzania, Mawlana Hazar Imam granted the second Darbar of his Diamond Jubilee year, which marks 60 years of his Imamat as the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

Before departing, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with a gift of First Day Covers and Commemorative Stamps printed by the Tanzania Postal Service Corporation in honour of his Diamond Jubilee. The First Day Covers and Commemorative stamps depict various themes in which AKDN is active in East Africa, as well as the Diamond Jubilee motif.