Nazim Ahmad: I’m proud to say that we are Portuguese and Ismailis
Nazim Ahmad is seen as the Ismaili community’s leader responsible for the close relations between Portugal and the Aga Khan, whose world headquarters (Seat of the Imamat) is being installed in Lisbon. The Ismaili community in Portugal is commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Prince Karim Aga Khan – 60 years in Office. Currently the Ismaili Imamat’s diplomatic representative to the Portuguese Republic, Nazim Ahmad has been connected for decades to the Aga Khan Development Network. A man who was born Portuguese, came to Lisbon as Pakistani, and spent years fighting to regain his nationality.
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Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo to Portuguese Ismailis at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon: “I consider myself your brother, and feel you as my brothers and my sisters.”