Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, the youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, released a short film earlier today about communities residing in Northern Pakistan.

Entitled, Close to Home, the film comes after Prince Aly Muhammad visited Gilgit-Baltistan in Northern Pakistan in October 2017 for a private visit. During this trip, Prince Aly Muhammad visited projects of the Aga Khan Development Network to enhance his understanding of issues related to the built environment, natural hazard mitigation, health, education, culture, and rural development - all areas in which the AKDN with its partners are actively engaged to improve the quality of life.

Hafiz Sherali, President of the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, who accompanied Prince Aly Muhammad to Gilgit-Baltistan said: "Members of Mawlana Hazar Imam's family have shown great interest in the work of the AKDN. Prince Aly Muhammad has channeled this interest into a beautiful film about the lives of the communities in Northern Pakistan. As the film demonstrates, the people of this region have shown immense resilience in the face of natural disasters and economic hardship. With the long-standing support of AKDN institutions, they are on the path towards progress for themselves and future generations."

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