Rays of Light at AKU Karachi

Aga Khan University hosted Rays of Light

The Aga Khan University hosted “Rays of Light”, a multi-dimensional exhibition dedicated to celebrating 60 years of His Highness the Aga Khan’s efforts in serving humanity, in Pakistan for the first time.

The exhibition, first inaugurated in Paris in 2008, is a unique, experiential journey showcasing the work of The Aga Khan and the Aga Khan Development Network’s contribution to human development.


Driven by the ethics of his faith and the Imam’s hereditary responsibility to improve the quality of life for his community and for those amongst whom they live, the Aga Khan has been at the forefront of innovation in development for over 60 years. He is Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the most comprehensive development networks in the world today. The AKDN operates in over 30 countries principally in Central and South Asia, Eastern and Western Africa and the Middle East.


Over the past six decades, the Aga Khan has transformed the quality of life for millions of people around the world. In the areas of health, education, cultural revitalisation, and economic empowerment, he has worked to inspire excellence and improve living conditions and opportunities in some of the world’s most remote and troubled regions.


The exhibition, which has been viewed to-date by over 100,000 people around the world, features over 250 powerful visuals in an immersive, multi-media interactive format using of technology such as virtual reality and other forms.


Scholars, art enthusiasts, business leaders and members of civil society attended the exhibit at The Aga Khan University in Karachi.