Pakistan's Ismaili community hit by deadly attack (Image credit: Al Jazeera)

Attack on Ismaili community has many dimensions: PBIF chief

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Mian Zahid Hussain said that the attack on peaceful and progressive Ismaili community has many dimensions which must be taken into consideration. He said that enemies of Pakistan want to hurt our economy therefore the patriot and peaceful communities which have played a leading role in the national…

Pakistan Ki Awaz - Their contributions are immense

Pakistan Ki Awaz | Their contributions are immense

They [Ismailis] are a people who have contributed immensely to the well-being of this country. Sir Aga Khan III was one of the founders and first President of the Muslim League, the political party which eventually started a movement for a separate homeland for the Muslims of India. The community went on to found some…

May 13, 2015 Pakistani security personnel escort ambulances carrying the bodies of Ismaili Muslims following the attack in Karachi. (Image credit: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images via The Washington Post)

Tragic attack on Ismailis

In the history of terrorism and communal/sectarian violence in Pakistan, this is the first time that gunmen have made the Ismailis target of their bullets. The dastardly act stands in diametrical opposition to the peaceful and non-violent community that the Ismailis are. – K N Pandita, Political Analyst on national and international affairs Who are…

A mass funeral has taken place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for victims of a militant attack on a bus carrying minority Ismaili Shia Muslims (Image credit: BBC)

A moment of truth: Ismailis and Pakistan

Not only that the Ismaili Muslims are a peaceful community, they are in many respects the pride of our society. – Ghazi Salahuddin, Reporter at The International News In the barbaric killing of 45 members of the Shia Ismaili community in Karachi on Wednesday, there clearly were some reverberations of the massacre of the Army…

Simerg - Leaders and Communities Extend Condolences to His Highness the Aga Khan and His Ismaili Followers as Mass Funeral is Held in Karachi for Terror Victims

Read at Simerg | Leaders and Communities Extend Condolences to His Highness the Aga Khan and His Ismaili Followers as Mass Funeral is Held in Karachi for Terror Victims

A genuine outpouring of sympathy has been extended to His Highness the Aga Khan and his followers after the gun attack on a bus in Karachi on May 13, 2015 in which 43 Ismailis were killed at point black range. Two more people died later in a hospital from injuries they suffered. An Associated Press…

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Daily Times Pakistan | Civil society expresses solidarity with Ismailis

LAHORE: A large number of people, civil society organizations and human rights activists hold protest demonstration and candle light vigil against the brutal terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Karachi, on Monday at Liberty Roundabout. The protestors holding placards and banners strongly condemned religiously motivated terrorist attacks on a particular community and perceive as…

‘Had we not heard the cries of pain, we would have thought that everyone was dead’ – Pakistan – DAWN.COM

KARACHI: Al-Azhar Garden and surrounding residential buildings in Safoora Goth give a serene view. Almost all the residents there hail from the Ismaili community and to facilitate their travel within the city there are various shuttle services. On Wednesday morning, one such shuttle bus of Al-Azhar Garden, carrying around 60 passengers, was attacked soon after…

Sindh Governor condemns killing of innocent citizens

KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan has condemned firing on a bus killing innocent citizens besides causing injuries to several other in Karachi on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the Sindh Governor House, Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad grieved at the unfortunate incident in a meeting with a delegation led by Sultan…

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Schools affiliated with Aga Khan Board stay open as others close

“There are better ways to protest specially studying hard and defeating the evil mindset which forces people to attack innocent citizens in the first place,” Maha Qadri, a concerned parent Friday, May 15, 2015 – Karachi: Despite the education minister’s directives for schools to remain functional on Thursday, educational activities largely remained suspended in the…

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned a Wednesday terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Karachi that killed scores of Shiite Muslims on a bus. (Image via Tasnim News Agency)

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan’s Karachi

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned a Wednesday terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Karachi that killed scores of Shiite Muslims on a bus. Afkham slammed the atrocity and condoled with the bereaved families of the victims and the Pakistani people and government. “Extremism and terrorism are against humanity and…

Mubina Jaffer

Statement by the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer

THE SENATE Wednesday, May 13, 2015 PAKISTAN BUS ATTACK IN KARACHI Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise today with a very heavy heart. Very early this morning, I awoke to the news that 43 innocent Ismaili Muslims who were riding a bus in Karachi, Pakistan, were senselessly gunned down by six armed individuals who…

Consul General of Pakistan

The Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago conveyed condolences to the President of the Ismaili Council for the Midwestern USA

The Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi on behalf of the Government and people pf Pakistan and members of the Pakistani community in Chicago conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the President Murad Bhaidani of the Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Midwestern USA on the tragic killing of 45 Ismaili Muslims in Karachi.…

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne offers “condolences to the families of the victims, and to the entire Ismaili community.”

“Across the globe, Ismaili communities are renowned for peacefully coexisting with their neighbours. As Premier, I have worked closely with the strong and vibrant Ismaili community in Ontario, and I have seen this commitment to religious and ethnic harmony first-hand.” Premier Kathleen Wynne Premier’s Statement on Attack in Pakistan NEWS May 14, 2015 Ontario Premier…

No more bloodshed - Workers of NGOs hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against the killing of Ismailis outside the National Press Club in Islamabad (Photo: AFP via dawn.com)

It is time to give back to the Ismaili community

“I have lost friends. I don’t know how I should react. Words are not enough to define this tragedy. People who were part of our lives are no more with us but their memories will keep haunting us,” laments Shafiq*. He is a member of the Ismaili community – a community which lost 45 of its members yesterday…

Karachi attack on Ismailis: Image map via BBC

Who is behind the Karachi bus attack?

ISLAMABAD: Besides trying to determine the involvement of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in the terrible butchery of 45-plus innocent people belonging to the Ismaili community in Karachi, the security agencies are trying to find out if the barbaric incident has anything to do with the recently concluded by-election in the port city for…

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairing a high level security meeting at Governor House in Karachi. (PHOTO: PID via The Express Tribune)

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: Ismailis are peaceful and patriotic people who have worked for Pakistan’s wellbeing

“Ismailis are a very patriotic and peaceful people who have always worked for the wellbeing of Pakistan.” – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif As the country came to a standstill following the brutal attack on the Ismaili community passenger bus, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed sadness over the attack, saying the attack is an attempt…