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Developed by Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Pakistan.

Developed by Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Pakistan.

A quarterly newsletter of Imamat Institutions in Pakistan.

Jubilee Arts was inaugurated during the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee and consists of three anchor programmes: The International Art Gallery (IAG), the International Film Festival (IFF) and the International Performing Arts Showcase (IPAS). The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan will host regional and national qualifiers as part of the National Arts Festival 2023, leading up to Jubilee Arts at the Global Encounters Festival in 2024.

The Jamat is aware that The Council for Pakistan has been issuing periodic economic advisories after assessing the prevailing economic situation of the country. While taking the recent developments into consideration, it is clear that the country is passing through a difficult phase where it is facing low foreign reserves, weakened Pakistani Rupee, low economic growth, high monthly inflation rates, and very high interest rates for bank borrowings.

The Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP) offers a life-changing experience to work on meaningful projects with AKDN agencies and contribute towards transforming the quality of life of people in Pakistan.

Please note that the dates for the regional qualifier in Islamabad have been rescheduled. The new dates for the event are now set for the 10th and 11th of June 2023.

Global Encounters is now the parent organisation where many international initiatives reside including Jubilee Arts, Jubilee Games, Global Encounters Camps and Internships, Heritage Journeys, a new Talent Institute and many other international programmes.

On the occasion of World Health Day, we present the inspiring story of Lal Pari, the first Lady Healthcare Visitors from Shimshal Valley. Lal Pari devoted more than thirty years of her life to serving her community as in-charge of the civil dispensary, Lady Healthcare Visitor (LHV) and midwife before her recent retirement from the Health Department.

It's that time of year again - the start of the agricultural season! As the warm, Spring sun begins to shine down on the fields, farmers all across Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral are gearing up for another season of planting, growing and harvesting.

Small-scale farming is a critical source of livelihood for rural communities. Due to limited access to information, resources and technology, many farmers struggle to improve their farming practices and achieve sustainable yields. In recent years, the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan has recognized this challenge and taken a proactive approach to support small-scale farmers to improve their agricultural practices and increase their farming income.

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSB) is excited to welcome participants and facilitators for an unforgettable summer with the Broadening Horizons Youth Camp (BHYC).

Clockwise from bottom-left: Samina Chagani, Amin Hashwani, Sultan Ali Allana, and Sirbaz Khan.

Pakistan Day, celebrated on 23 March, saw four outstanding individuals receive prestigious awards from the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi. These included the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, and the President’s Award for Pride of Performance. The recipients were recognised for significant contributions to their respective fields, to the national interests of Pakistan, or to world peace, cultural, and other significant public endeavours.

Join us from Karachi for the fourth and final instalment of The Ismaili Update: AKU40. Episode four includes more highlights of Princess Zahra’s visit to Karachi, during which she toured AKU’s facilities and new projects, took part in a cutting-edge research presentation, and attended a student talent showcase.

Join us from Karachi for the third instalment of “The Ismaili Update: AKU40.” Episode three includes a behind-the-scenes look at the unique triple celebration at the Aga Khan University, which included a special Convocation message from Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered by Princess Zahra.

Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts the AKU Charter in 1983 as President Shamsh Kassim-Lakha looks on.

As Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Karachi on a warm and hazy spring day in 1983, thousands had gathered under the shade of a white marquee for a momentous event. The Aga Khan University was to receive its founding charter. “Today,” Hazar Imam said in his acceptance speech, “is historic in the true sense.”

The year 2023 marks 40 years — over half the lifetime of Pakistan — since the Aga Khan University (AKU) was granted its charter. In an exclusive interview for The Ismaili TV, Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin, AKU’s third president, describes the University’s history and vision, and his own involvement with the institution. 

AKU's President Sulaiman Shahabuddin with participants of the inaugural President’s Challenge for Climate Solutions.

Ahead of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year, the Aga Khan University (AKU) recently launched its inaugural President’s Challenge for Climate Solutions, offering young people a platform to engage in climate action.

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on the 8th of March to recognize the contributions and achievements of women around the world. The day celebrates the progress made towards gender equality and serves as a reminder of the multiple challenges confronted by women. It is a day to acknowledge the vital role that women play in society and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to achieve true gender parity.

Through guided heritage tours, the group journeyed through some of the celebrated landmarks in the Walled City of Lahore.

In the vibrant and colourful city of Lahore, different religious and cultural groups have coexisted and flourished for centuries. This made it a fitting location to host a week-long residential programme for young adults entitled ‘Rang - An Arts and Culture Expedition.’

Global Encounters Camp participants explore restoration work being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at the Lahore Fort.

In a unique experience last month, Global Encounters facilitators and staff welcomed 38 youth participants to a two-week exploration of service, leadership, and culture in Pakistan.