Preserving history of Lahore, Pakistan: Aga Khan Trust for Culture's restoration project

Preserving history of Lahore, Pakistan: Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s restoration project

Preserving history: Aga Khan Trust helping restore Royal Bath – The Express Tribune Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) Director General Kamran Lashari said on Wednesday that conservation work at the shahi hamam was being carried out with the objective of integrating the hamam in its urban surroundings. He said the hamam’s original baths, structural…

Tabreek Somani with her homeroom teacher and 12 years old class on the occasion of Spirit Day - From Karachi to Bishkek to Mombasa: Tabreek Somani’s Educational Journey in Diverse Cultural Settings

From Karachi to Bishkek to Mombasa: Tabreek Somani’s Educational Journey in Diverse Cultural Settings

Tabreek started her education from the Foundation Public School in Karachi, which followed the British education system (Cambridge curriculum) after completing one year of early years learning at Head Start, Karachi. Her family moved to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and she enrolled at the QSI International School of Bishkek (QSIB), which follows the American curriculum…

ULOOMI KARIM SHAHEEN OF GILGIT BALTISTAN STIRS IN THAILAND

Ismaili Athelete: Martial Arts fighter, Uloomi Karim Shaheen of Gilgit Baltistan stirs in Thailand

Local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and boy wonder Uloomi Karim Shaheen successfully won a muay thai match in Thailand via TKO (Technical Knock Out) in two rounds to make an impression in the international community on Sunday, August 3. Uloomi, who now boasts a professional record of four wins and two losses, trains at…

On the 60-year summit anniversary, first Pakistani team scales K-2 – The Express Tribune

On the 60-year summit anniversary, first Pakistani team scales K-2 – The Express Tribune

Mountaineer Rahmat Ullah Baig and Amin Ullah Baig are Ismaili Muslims from Shimshal Valley, the same village of Samina and Mirza Ali Baig. Almost 60 years ago, when Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli became the first to ever summit K2, their team included a Pakistani member Muhammad Ata Ullah. But on Saturday, just five days…

Gojal, Hunza Nagar: Gojal Rural Support Organization (GRSO) to Preserve Wildlife with the help of USAID

Gojal, Hunza Nagar: Gojal Rural Support Organization (GRSO) to Preserve Wildlife with the help of USAID

Sost-Gojal, August 06: To preserve wildlife and protect the ecology at Khunjerav National Park, in the far north of Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund Program awarded a grant worth USD 94,354 in Feb 2014 to Gojal Rural Support Organization. GRSO will use the funds to build a micro hydro power station that will benefit the…

What Milestones Look Like | Serena Hotels

What Milestones Look Like | Serena Hotels

At a Farewell Reception hosted by The Adventure Diplomacy Group, consisting of Serena Hotels and the Embassies of the Argentine Republic, Republic of Indonesia, Nepal, Russian Federation and the United States of America, the siblings spoke passionately about women empowerment, cultural diplomacy through adventure sports, sustainable tourism and the importance of nurturing the youth of Pakistan.…

Samina & Mirza Ali Baig are the Stars and Role Models for the World - US Ambassador for Pakistan

Samina & Mirza Ali Baig are the Stars and Role Models for the World – US Ambassador for Pakistan

“Samina Baig & @Mirza_climb are the stars of the evening & role models for the world,” said @usembislamabad Ambassador Richard Olson #ADG— Serena Hotels | Asia (@serena_hotels) August 06, 2014 Still on a high from the spectacular Grand Reception held in honour of @Mirza_climb & #SaminaBaig last night. #ADG #Pakistan #courage— Serena Hotels | Asia…

Sibling mountaineering duo celebrated by civil society - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

Sibling mountaineering duo celebrated by civil society – Pakistan – DAWN.COM

ISLAMABAD: The Adventure Diplomacy Group (ADG) celebrated the achievements of Mirza Ali and Samina Baig on successfully completing their Adventure Diplomacy Expedition of conquering ‘Seven Summits in Seven Continents.’ Samina Baig made history on May 19, 2013 by becoming the youngest Muslim woman and first Pakistani woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. After…

Seven Summits in Seven Continents: Brother-sister duo receive rousing welcome – The Express Tribune

Seven Summits in Seven Continents: Brother-sister duo receive rousing welcome – The Express Tribune

Mountaineer Mirza Ali wore his white “I love Pakistan” T-shirt at each of the 55 airports he passed through while helping his sister during her successful ascent of the highest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents. Addressing a ceremony celebrating the successful completion of the Adventure Diplomacy Expedition, Ali, 30, and his sister…

Serena Hotel’s Warm Welcome for Mountaineering Siblings Samina & Mirza Ali Baig

Serena Hotel’s Warm Welcome for Mountaineering Siblings Samina & Mirza Ali Baig

Warm welcome back reception for mountaineering siblings; Samina and Mirza Ali Baig after setting a world record by climbing the 7 summits in 7 continents. A proud moment for Pakistan to have our flag flown across the world via Serena Hotel – Timeline Photos. Also read by Ismailimail Adventure Diplomacy: Beyond the Heights – Mirza…

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy: Each year, Pakistanis make donations in billions of rupees

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy: Each year, Pakistanis make donations in billions of rupees

Quantum jump in donations to charities KARACHI: The total amount of donations Pakistanis make each year is estimated to run in billions of rupees. While gauging the exact figure is difficult given the undocumented nature of the country’s economic activities, educated guesses are available that are supported by experts. Islamabad-based NGO Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy…

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Adventure Diplomacy: Beyond the Heights – Mirza Ali shares Samina Baig’s triumphs on Everest in an upcoming documentary movie

An extraordinary true story of human will: determination; courage; strength; trust; passion; spirit; and patriotism; against one’s own fears and nature’s forces: snow storms; avalanches; hazardous ice walls; crevice falls; scarcity of oxygen; altitude sickness and extreme cold. An epic tale of the journey to ascend to the top of the world; of hope’s triumph…

Aga Khan Cultural Services, Pakistan & Walled City Lahore Authority: Rescuing Lahore's Masjid Wazir Khan

Aga Khan Cultural Services, Pakistan and Walled City Lahore Authority: Rescuing Lahore’s Masjid Wazir Khan

The Mughal Era Masjid Wazir Khan needs immediate measures for its renovation, preservation and conservation otherwise it may face a horrible fate. The mosque is facing serious threats due to indifferent management, improper and inadequate conservation and upkeep. Masjid Wazir Khan (Wazir Khan Mosque) was built in 1634-35 AD (1044-45 AH), by Hakim Aliuddin, subedar…

What is Pakistan’s most attractive destination? - DAWN.COM

What is Pakistan’s most attractive destination? – DAWN.COM

Hunza Valley retains the magic of ancient culture, yet provides comfortable hotels, quaint shopping, and a choice of restaurants. The city of Aliabad has a dozen hotels, ranging in quality from two to five stars. There are a couple of Chinese restaurants, run by Chinese restaurateurs, as the Khunjerab Pass is not far. The shops…

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Invitation to Apply for Senior Position advertised by AKU, Karachi

Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship,​ Department of Resource Development Aga Khan University, Pakistan This position is responsible for creating meaningful opportunities to engage donors from all “walks of life” and has a significant effect on the University’s ability to recognize and retain current and future donors—which, in turn, affects private giving that enables the University…