“The initiative will install household and communal drinking water tap stands that meet World Health Organization standards.” –Rizwan Jamil, AKDN.
Gilgit, November 26, 2015: A potable water and hygiene improvement project was launched in Murtazaabad in Hunza Valley to improve the general quality of life in the area. At least 3,500 people are expected to benefit from the project launched by USAID and the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), Pakistan.
NOV 04, 2015: Even though Coke Studio signed off last month, many would still remember drummer Aahad Nayani whose curls were an object of fascination as he hammered away at his instrument. Aahad, who has garnered much acclaim ever since he was spotted by Strings, now joins the big guns at events like panel discussions on the future of music in Pakistan. Performing internationally in … Continue reading 5 questions with Aahad Nayani, drummer Coke Studio, Pakistan
“He left an indelible print on UNHCR’s history – leading the agency through some of the most challenging moments. Sadruddin’s name became synonymous with UNHCR.” – Ruud Lubbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Uploaded on Nov 6, 2015 UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, UNHCR have helped tens of millions of people find safety … Continue reading UNHCR VIDEO: High Comissioner Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Career Highlights
Shanil Khowaja, a youth from Hyderabad, Pakistan, shares a highly enthusiastic account of his experiences at community’s Secondary Teacher Education Programme’s Camp and his experience at Global Encounters Camp. A must read! By Shanil Khowaja Life is, indeed, a blessing – a blessing by every means. So far as I have perceived, there are always two varying TIMES a person encounters in his life; one of which … Continue reading End is Just the Beginning: From STEP Camp to Global Encounters 2015 – Shanil Khowaja
World Responsible Tourism Day 4 November 2015 Hunza Serena Inn celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day today on 4th November 2015, as an “Official Supporter of World Travel Market (WTM) supported by UNWTD” reinforcing its commitment to operating as a responsible tourism business and its dedication to bringing about positive change within the tourism industry in Pakistan. Responsible Tourism, as defined by the 2002 Cape Town … Continue reading Hunza Serena Inn Celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day 2015
GILGIT: For people who were affected by the recent earthquake in the north of the country, cold weather and accessibility are the foremost challenges, said experts on Sunday. “People are suffering and are very anxious about the likelihood of extreme weather conditions,” FOCUS Pakistan Executive Officer Nusrat Nasab was quoted as saying in a statement issued on Sunday. “Collective effort is required to provide emergency assistance … Continue reading FOCUS works to reach affectees in remote areas – The Express Tribune
THEISMAILI.ORG 2 November 2015 — The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on 26 October has affected large parts of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu Kush mountain range have suffered the consequences of this calamity, including Ismaili communities. Preliminary reports indicated that across Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan, hundreds … Continue reading FOCUS, AKDN and Ismaili community respond to devastating earthquake in Central Asia
The start of holy month of Moharram witnesses a serious debate regarding Shia Islam amongst the Sunni Muslims of Pakistan. Unfortunately in many of the aspects, this debate is driven by emotions and misconceptions and has no knowledge based reasoning. The misguiding concepts of the two groups about each other have done nothing more than seriously destroying the unity of Muslims around the world while … Continue reading Misconceptions about Shia Islam: A Sunni perspective | Pakistan Herald