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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…

Awareness workshop by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Pakistan: 'Rise of water in Indus River may displace communities'

Awareness workshop by Aga Khan Planning & Building Service Pakistan: ‘Rise of water in Indus River may displace communities’

Leading development professionals, policy makers and community representatives gathered in Thatta district of Sindh to attend the inception workshop on “Climate Resilient Communities in Coastal Lying Areas of Sindh project” organised by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The interventions planned as part of the…

Masjid Wazir Khan Lahore needs renovation - Aga Khan Trust for Culture to analyze issues faced by the structure

Masjid Wazir Khan Lahore needs renovation – Aga Khan Trust for Culture to analyze issues faced by the structure

Excerpt: The Mughal Era Masjid Wazir Khan needs immediate measures for its renovation, preservation and conservation otherwise it may face a horrible fate. [...] A senior official of WCLA said a comprehensive documentation of the monument that started in May 2009 was carried out by a technical team of conservation architects and engineers from the…

Walled City Lahore: Work on Shahi Hamam excavation project has started with the help of Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Walled City Lahore: Progress of excavation work for Shahi Hamam project with the help of Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Excerpt: Excavation of Shahi Hamam was started by WCLA in November 2013 in collaboration with the Agha Khan Trust for Culture and international excavators started working on the project. WCLA officials said in 1955, Shahi Hammam was recognized as a cultural asset and declared a protected monument by the Department of Archaeology. The entrance gateway…

Ismaili Council for Chitral: Tradition of mass wedding making inroad in Chitral

Ismaili Council for Chitral: Tradition of mass wedding making inroad in Chitral

Report Waqar Ahmed CHITRAL, July 3: Marriages have become a costly affair for an ordinary family in Chitral as it involves exorbitant expenditure both on the part of bride and groom’s family. The recently organized mass wedding ceremony in Madaklasht village by the Shia Imami Ismaili Regional Council for lower Chitral in collaboration with the…

Thomas Burkhalter: 'Out of the absurdity of life'

Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum presents Thomas Burkhalter: ‘Out of the absurdity of life’

As part of Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum (6sf) lecture series, Thomas Burkhalter — an ethnomusicologist, music journalist and cultural producer from Bern, Switzerland gave a multimedia presentation titled ‘Out of the Absurdity of Life’ on June 12 in the university’s auditorium. Burkhalter’s presentation comprised music and sounds from all across the world which…

Zed Bana: Documentary Photographer

Zed Bana: Documentary Photographer

Zed Bana is an emerging documentary photographer with a passion to tell unprecedented stories about street children around the world. He is currently doing a multimedia internship at Krokola, a platform for creative projects that promote freedom of self expression. He is being mentored by Avi Hudson, the award-winning Canadian creative producer and working on…

At Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter from Switzerland speaks about effects of globalisation on music

Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter speaks about effects of globalisation on music

“Many people think that changes in music brought about by globalisation are negative. They feel that the sounds are not too melodious and reflect a burst of energy and anger, something that is not conventionally associated with the traditional definition of music. In fact, it’s quite the reverse,” said Thomas Burkhalter on Thursday. Burkhalter, who…

A 400-year-old fort undergoes a major facelift in Pakistan - An impoverished town gets much-needed opportunities

A 400-year-old fort undergoes a major facelift in Pakistan – An impoverished town gets much-needed opportunities

Pakistan’s Shigar Fort: From Shambles To Chic Sustainability By Zofeen Ebrahim/mintpressnews Upon seeing the fort’s state of decay, the Aga Khan Cultural Service of Pakistan offered to restore it through its Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme in 2000. After five years of restoration and conservation work, and over a million dollars in funding, the 400-year-old…