Aga Khan arrives today

Published: December 7, 2017
Prince Karim Aga Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prince Karim Aga Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad today (Thursday) for an official visit at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan.

While in Pakistan, he is expected to meet with President Mamnoon Hussain, as well as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other government leaders, said a news release.

This visit is part of a series of visits that coincides with the commemoration of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee, which began earlier this year on 11th July.  The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of his Imamat as the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community. The Aga Khan acceded to the Ismaili Imamat on 11th July 1957, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan.

Aga Khan urges govts to improve quality of life

Prince Karim Aga Khan, has earlier said that improving the quality of life is the most important component of a successful democracy.

“I believe that the progress of democracy in our world is fundamentally linked to improving the quality of human life,” he shared saying.

The Ismaili community spiritual leader also pressed on the fact that key elements of civil society ranging from education, to healthcare, to environment cannot thrive and grow unless governments themselves support a healthy enabling environment.


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Reader Comments (15)

  • Iralan
    Dec 7, 2017 - 4:02AM

    Good man
    Has a lot of intelligence and Care for poor masses and Muslims.
    May God Almighty keep him working for poor people and Muslims and he can start IT schools for all the poor masses and especially Girls .
    God Bless Recommend

  • Erudite
    Dec 7, 2017 - 9:36AM

    Welcome our beloved Leader! Welcome to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Behzad Kanchwalla
    Dec 7, 2017 - 11:49AM


  • Aman Aly Aamir
    Dec 7, 2017 - 11:59AM

    Probably the only leader in the world everybody listens to,,,, Wel Come to Pakistan Global citizen.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Dec 7, 2017 - 12:13PM

    He should announce another education or healthcare mega project in KarachiRecommend

  • razu
    Dec 7, 2017 - 12:29PM

    Welcome our beloved Imam.. Lot of good thing is coming to Pakistan by your kind visit.Recommend

  • Lolz
    Dec 7, 2017 - 2:46PM

    The only hope left in the whole world who is listened by everyone irrespective of geographic backgroundsRecommend

  • Ismail Hunzai
    Dec 7, 2017 - 8:14PM


  • Scholarly Information
    Dec 7, 2017 - 8:28PM

    Besides setting up Aligarh, his grandfather gave three great advices/contributions to Pakistan that would have solved a lot of problems. Pakistani citizens should know this scholarly information more widely for national benefit.

    He bought Gwadar from the Sultanate of Oman and gifted to Pakistan.
    He advised Pakistan in the early history well before 71 to adopt a neutral language such as arabic as the national language.
    He advised the Nizam of Hyderabad to exchange his estate with the Raja of Kashmir well before the 1947 partition.

    It would be a great subject of scholarly study to look into the last two points.Recommend

  • kato evans
    Dec 7, 2017 - 8:28PM

    great spiritual leader .muslims should be proud of him ;he has done amazing job for muslims around africa.Recommend

  • Shaista jabeen
    Dec 7, 2017 - 10:41PM

    Welcome to Pakistan my beloved imam and all the jammat are very happy for this visitRecommend

  • Shaista jabeen
    Dec 7, 2017 - 10:41PM

    Welcome to Pakistan my beloved imam and all the jammat are very happy for this visitRecommend

  • Asif Khoja
    Dec 8, 2017 - 1:13AM

    Warm welcome to our beloved Imam. He gives a lot to Pakistan in terms of education economic development Health care. Thanks for his kind Mercy and love for the people of Pakistan. Recommend

  • Pakistani Too
    Dec 8, 2017 - 6:28AM

    Mashallah, History tells us, His Highness the Aga Khan’s arrival means prosperity, his grand father worked Sir Sultan Mohammad Shard to create Pakistan….Recommend

  • sajidah kiran
    Dec 8, 2017 - 7:22AM

    Welcome to our beloved imma,Now lot of good changing coming to pakistan by your kind visit.Recommend

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