Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Islamabad, Dec. 7 (TNS): Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday evening. Foreign minister Khawaja Asif, CADD minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and other officials received the guest on Islamabad airport. Later on, foreign minister Khawaja Asif and Prince Karim Aga Khan held meeting and discussed various matters. Source: Prince…

Goethe Medals 2017: Urvashi Butalia of India, writer Emily Nasrallah of Lebanon and civil rights activist Irina Shcherbakova of Russia | Read and watch video

Publisher Urvashi Butalia of India, writer Emily Nasrallah of Lebanon and civil rights activist Irina Shcherbakova of Russia were awarded the Goethe Medal on 28 August. Every year, the Goethe-Institut confers the official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany to honour figures who have performed outstanding service for international cultural dialogue. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, the…

Graduates urged to seize opportunities to innovate — Aga Khan University, Karachi

In his address to Aga Khan University’s 2017 convocation, Chief Guest Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair extended his personal congratulations to the 360-strong graduating class.  Mr Zubair praised parents and faculty for their contribution in the graduands’ achievements calling them “great players” in building the character and future prospects of today’s students. Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair…

Badakshan: Watch videos on how the Aga Khan Foundation, through a Global Development Alliance (GDA), helping local communities in Various fields

Through a Global Development Alliance (GDA), the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Aga Khan Foundation have created an innovative integrated development initiative in Afghan Badakhshan. By connecting community-driven projects with public and private partners, we offer a comprehensive, integrated approach, investing at the same time and in the same place. This means widespread…

Ismaili Imamat reception hosted in Portugal—The Ismaili, 03 December 2017

Prince Amyn graced an Imamat Day reception on 23 November at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, held to honour Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. The event was hosted by the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal in collaboration with the Ismaili Council for Portugal, and was attended by leaders of Jamati and AKDN institutions, members…

Arab Translators of Egypt’s Hieroglyphs — by Tom Verde on Aramco World com

On September 27, 1822, 31-year-old Egyptologist and philologist Jean-François Champollion stood before the members of Paris’s Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and proclaimed that “after 10 years of intensive research … we can finally read the ancient monuments.” (…) BRITISH LIBRARY / BRIDGEMAN IMAGES This page from an 18th-century copy of alchemist Abu al-Qasim al-Iraqi’s…

In Pakistan, Jubilant Ismailis in remote Chitral prepare for Diamond Jubilee Visit of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, with enthusiastic support, help and cooperation of Muslim brothers

Originally posted on Barakah:
Preparations are underway in Chitral, which is located in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, to host the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee visit and Darbar(s) of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan. This piece is compiled from respectable newspapers in Chitral having an on-line presence. Barakah will in the…

Preparations for Aga Khan’s arrival in full swing in Chitral | Dawn

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
October 13, 2009: Interim Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira and The Aga Khan National Council President Iqbal Waljee receieve Prince Aga Khan on his arrival at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Tuesday (dated) December 01, 2017 – CHITRAL: Preparations are in full swing here for receiving Prince Karim Aga…