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Women & Leadership: Reflection

Inspired by several events this weekend, Ismailimail brings to our readers a special series on Women & Leadership. Ismailimail shares five inspiring stories.  Stories of Tajik women empowering Afghan women in Badakhshan; an Ismaili female mountaineer summiting Mount Everest; an Ismaili Ambassador leading Imamat projects in Central Asia; an artist’s meditative work synthesized into a…

Samina & Mirza Baig's "Beyond the Heights" Official Trailer

Mt. Everest Mountaineers – Samina & Mirza Baig’s Documentary “Beyond the Heights” Official Trailer

A heart warming documentary of a young lady’s journey to conquer her fears and the ascend Mt. Everest. An inspiring story of a brother’s unwavering belief in his sister’s ability to overcome anything – conquer the tallest mountain. Beyond the Heights is a documentary film based on true story of the first Pakistani & youngest female…

Jahangir Khan Sherpao, President of Pakistan's Institute of Architects (IAP) presents the citation to Firoz Rasul, President, AKU, who accepted on His Highness' behalf (Photo: AKU)

Architecture is Life | Pakistan’s Institute of Architects Presents a Citation to His Highness the Aga Khan for Patronage of Architecture

As Architects, Urban Planners and Academics gathered in Pakistan to discuss Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) in a seminar and exhibition titled Architecture is Life, Pakistan’s Institute of Architects presented a citation to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, expressing their gratitude for his patronage of architecture, particularly in Pakistan. Karachi, 7 November 2014 –…

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Event – November 9 – 16 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan | Exhibition: Architecture is Life

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in collaboration with the Aga Khan University,presents Architecture is Life – 2014 Aga Khan Award for Architecture – an exhibition open for the public. This exhibition includes the winners of the 2014 Aga Khan Award for Architecture as well as the 15 other projects that were short-listed as nominees…

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 9th Award Cycle Steering Committee Members (Photo: AKDN)

The News Pakistan | Environmental care embedded in Islamic architecture, says American professor

Stewardship of the environment is embedded in Islam and Islamic architecture reflects humanism; nowhere else is this humanism more deeply embedded than in Islamic architecture. This was the view expressed by Hasan-Uddin Khan, distinguished professor of architecture and historic preservation at the Roger Williams University, USA, while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar,…

Dr Kofi Marfo, Director AKU-IHD, calls for research that respects cultural diversity

Dr Kofi Marfo, Director AKU-IHD, calls for research that respects cultural diversity

Instead of just acquiring it from the ‘dominant’ ones, we should conduct our own researches keeping in view the different value systems of our cultures. - Dr Marfo, Founding Director, Aga Khan University – Institute for Human Development (AKU-IHD) By Minerwa Tahir for The Express Tribune. Published October 25th, 2014. Dr Marfo, the founding director of Aga…

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee and 2013 Master Jury

Aga Khan Award in Architecture: For the Muslim world, buildings that heal – The Express Tribune

The Naqsh-e-Jahan square and blue-domed Shah Mosque of Isfahan are cool to the eye. They are examples of spectacular architecture in Muslim civilisation. We’d like to think we have inherited this built environment. But the reality of our world today is a congested, dense inner city scrabble of housing. Think of a slum in Karachi,…

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Architects seek understanding about architecture among policy, decision makers – Daily Times, Pakistan

Architecture is not merely about monuments and extravagance but above all about deliverance of services meant to facilitate people at grassroots level. [Aga Khan Award for Architecture] recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design…

Serena Hotels Pakistan celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day 2014 at Attabad Lake Hunza, Official Supporter of World Travel Market

Serena Hotels Pakistan – Official Supporter of World Travel Market celebrates World Responsible Tourism Day 2014 at Attabad Lake, Hunza

“Responsible Tourism creates better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.” – 2002 Cape Town Declaration for Responsible Tourism 5th November 2014 – Serena Hotels celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day today on 5th November 2014, as an “Official Supporter of World Travel Market (WTM) supported by UNWTD” reinforcing its…

Portuguese Architects discussing Aga Khan Award for Architecture Awards

Event – November 7 – 16 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan | Seminar: 2014 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in collaboration with the Aga Khan University, is organizing Architecture is Life – 2014 Aga Khan Award for Architecture – a seminar and exhibition. EVENT: Aga Khan Architecture Seminar and Exhibition DATE: Friday, November 7th, 2014 TIME: 10:00 a.m. Local (Karachi) Time VENUE: The Aga Khan University (AKU), Stadium…

2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony

Event – November 6 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan | Buildings that Heal – The Impact of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

EVENT: Sixth Sense Forum | Buildings that Heal - Aga Khan Award for Architecture DATE: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 TIME:   4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m Local (Karachi) Time VENUE: The Aga Khan University (AKU),  Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan - AKU Auditorium ​Speakers: Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of Aga Khan Award for Architecture Raul Pantaleo, Aga Khan Award-winning architect Via Aga Khan University:Buildings…

Kainat Imtiaz & the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team wins Gold Medal at 2014 Asian Games

Kainat Imtiaz & the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team wins Gold Medal at 2014 Asian Games

The Pakistani women’s cricket team successfully defended their title and defeated team Bangladesh at the Incheon Asian Games cricket final match on September 25, 2014, claiming the first gold medal for Pakistan. Pakistan was expected to reign as the victor of the tournament, since they were the gold medal winners at the 16th Asian Games…

‘The real struggle in Pakistan is between the elite and the poor’ - Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture Series

‘The real struggle in Pakistan is between the elite and the poor’ – Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture Series

KARACHI: We have yet to define whether we want to be a democratic welfare state or a security state. The struggle for Pakistan since its inception has always been between the elite and the poor. Television channels are defining the national narrative. These were thoughts expressed at the Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture…

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Dawn (Pakistan) | Aga Khan and Pakistan

“Muslims of India should not be regarded as a mere minority community but a separate nation, whose rights and obligations should be guaranteed by a statue and this was sought to be achieved through adequate and separate representation for Muslims both on local bodies and in legislative councils.” – The Memoirs of Aga Khan By…

137th birth anniversary of our 48th beloved Imam – His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III

Retrospective: Noureen Reimoo | Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III: From Horse Carriages to Nuclear Physics – Seventy Years of Glorious Leadership

“You referred to my seventy years Imamat which, indeed is unique in the history of the 48 Ismaili Imams by its long duration, but also it began in another world, the world of horse carriages and candle lights, and today we are in the world of nuclear power, physics, jet air travel and serious discussion…

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Synergy | Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan & Norway to assist Walled City of Lahore Authority to renovate Masjid Wazir Khan

Recently a delegation of Norwegian embassy headed by its Ambassador visited Masjid Wazir Khan and signed a MoU with the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) for restoration and renovation of the monument. By Ali Raza for The News – International. Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 The project…

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Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Karimabad: Salgirah of the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza celebrated by the Ismaili Muslims

Ismailimail wishes the jamats of Northern Pakistan and the rest of the world Salgirah Mubarak as we share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first Visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. Ismaili Muslims celebrated the anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan’s first arrival in Hunza Valley. The occasion…

Salgirah Mubarak - Gojal

Jubilation – Salgirah Mubarak | Gojal: 23rd October (Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to the Northern Areas) celebrated with traditional zeal and zest

Ismailimail is excited to share Pamir Times’ account of the annual festivities of Salgirah commemorating the anniversary of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s first visit to Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Ismaili community in the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region considers the arrival of their present Imam, the Aga Khan IV, in the 1960s, as a landmark event which paved ways for progress and…