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The Ismaili Pakistan is pleased to present a compilation of Photographs, Artworks and Creative Writing samples of winners and runner-up of AKS – National Arts Competition.

AKS is one of the many initiatives launched as a part of Ismaili CIVIC Pakistan in the first year of its execution that centralises the environment as a core theme for this year. AKS, a national art competition, encourages youth across Pakistan to articulate their relationship with nature and their ideas for environmental sustainability using diverse artistic expressions. 

اخلاقی طورپر دولت کی منتقلی اور وراثت کی منصوبہ بندی کے حوالے سے اسماعیلی انٹرنیشنل کنسی لیشن اینڈ آربیٹریشن بورڈ کی جانب سے Guidelines  کا اعلان

On many occasions, Mawlana Hazar Imam has expressed his concern to see the elder members of the Jamat live their lives with peace, happiness and dignity. One of the goals of the Golden Jubilee was to improve the quality of life for the elderly. In 2015, while delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University, Mawlana Hazar Imam stated, “The developing world is now confronting a big challenge: how does it care for the elderly?” Social changes have diminished some of the domestic support that traditionally relieved the costs of ageing, even in more industrialized cultures. Together, we must ponder, "How will we manage the new challenges of longevity?"

While reopening of businesses following a drop in Covid-19 cases is encouraging, Pakistan’s economic recovery remains slow due to internal and external factors. The following challenges are likely to persist in the near-term:

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

The Ismaili Council for Pakistan's Youth Coordination Forum is honored to launch the collective profiles of young Ismaili leaders from Pakistan under the “Rising Stars – 30 Under 30”.

Ismaili Students Network-Pakistan (ISN-P) is an initiative of the Aga Khan Education Board for Pakistan to bring university students – especially those pursuing Bachelor’s studies – on a single platform. ISN-P will aim to create opportunities for university students to network with each other and professionals through various networking events. The Network will also organize activities and events for students ranging from educational and career guidance seminars to mentoring and physical and mental wellbeing. The network will also collaborate with Jamati institutions to organize informational events and activities.

The Health Sector’s Responsibility

Tackling climate change by reducing operational emissions across the globe is a top priority of the AKDN. With healthcare operations in eight countries, AKHS is committed to better understanding our carbon footprint. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates health operations to be responsible for 5-15% of a nation’s carbon emissions. According to conservative estimates, health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) may contribute between 3-5% of their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions.

Through her tireless efforts and unwavering commitment, Nadia Iqbal from Zulfiqarabad in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) sets a remarkable example for the women of our Jamat through her contributions in the field of IT. Her hard work paid off as she was honored with Prime Minister’s Excellence Award.

A multi-campus convocation ceremony was organised to celebrate the achievements of the Aga Khan University’s Class of 2021.

Graduands, faculty, staff, and special guests gathered for an exciting event full of energy and enthusiasm to celebrate the achievements of the Aga Khan University’s Class of 2021.

The Winter Games functioned as a platform for the community to coalesce, all while fostering economic development through tourism.

The recent Winterlude Games held in the valleys of Northern Pakistan enabled the local community to come together to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

The Ismaili eSports segment, which is a Global Encounters Programme and under the umbrella of the Jubilee Games, will comprise a multitude of activities that build on each other and culminate in a competitive tournament. The tournament serves as a means to an end and not an end in itself. The third eSport selected for this segment is “The Ismaili eBasketball Cup”.

Team Khimor take part in the highest ever cultural dance performance at the top of Minglik Sar Peak in Shimshal Valley.

Wishing to share the beauty of Hunza’s mountains with the world, a group of young Ismailis recently set not one but two Guinness World Records: the “Highest Cultural Dance Performance” and the “Highest DJ Set” ever performed.

Access to quality healthcare remains a major concern in the remote villages of Chitral, where people drive hours to access primary health care services. TKN volunteer Dr Ali Hussain Khan, founder and CEO of Noor Dental Clinic, took on the daunting task of providing for the region’s oral health care needs.

Last November, forty bright minds from across Pakistan worked together virtually to address some of the pressing cultural challenges facing their communities at the Arts and Culture Hackathon 2021.

A pioneering partnership between the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP), under the auspices of ITREB, Pakistan, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Education Programme, the Hackathon focused on four key areas of art and culture: Architecture, Displaying Heritage, Historic Cities and Music. 

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan organised a three-day Global Citizenship Conference that highlighted powerful approaches to global issues and sustainable development goals. Forty-nine Girl Guides from Pakistan collaborated to disseminate the concept as well as the relevance of global citizenship and its need in today's world.

The Youth Coordination Forum, including the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB), the Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) and ITREB, organized the Crossroads Youth Camp in Karachi and Multan in December 2021.  Adopting a graduated camp model, Crossroads is a unique experience that promotes a continuum of learning through a multidisciplinary approach for youth aged 12 to 14 years. The camp focuses on several important themes including global citizenship, communal identity, civic service, social wellbeing and 21st century skills.