Grief-stricken relatives rushed to the hospital when news of the bus attack broke (Image via BBC)

The Karachi attack: Why the Ismailis?

Al-Qaeda-linked groups have set their eyes on the Shia Ismailis who contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth, in a bid to cause diplomatic tensions for Islamabad with their spiritual leader Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, analysts told The News on Wednesday. At least 44 people were killed when a bus carrying members…

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Hon. Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, expresses sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world

I join with Prime Minister Harper in expressing my deepest sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world following the terrible attack in Karachi. The Ismaili Jamaat is a force of generosity, peace, and pluralism throughout the world. This makes today’s attack particularly abhorrent. Sadly, it follows similar attacks in Pakistan against Christians, Ahmadiyyas,…

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on terrorist attack on Ismailis in Pakistan

May 13, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack on Ismailis in Karachi, Pakistan, that killed many people and injured several more: “Canada condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on a bus carrying Shi’a Ismaili Muslims in Karachi. “It is particularly chilling that gunmen opened fire indiscriminately,…

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BBC News: Pakistan gunmen kill 45 on Karachi Ismaili Shia bus

Analysis: M Ilyas Khan, BBC News, Islamabad At least 45 people have been killed and 13 injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Ismaili Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say. A police official said six gunmen on motorcycles had stopped the bus and fired indiscriminately at passengers. This is…

Public Private Partnership Assure Better Health Care For Residents In Remote Coastal Region

Public Private Partnership Assure Better Health Care For Residents In Remote Coastal Region

Coastweek– The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM), St. Luke’s Mission Hospital, Kaloleni and the Ministry of Health celebrated the conclusion of a successful Public Private Partnership formed six years ago to upgrade the skills of community nurses working in remote areas of the Kenya coastal region. The partnership that was made…

Sadrudddin Hashwani receives Belgium's highest award for promoting bilateral ties

Sadrudddin Hashwani receives Belgium’s highest award for promoting bilateral ties

Pakistan-Belgium relations: Business tycoon gets Belgium’s highest award for promoting ties Published: April 22, 2015 – Several journalists and civil society members were also present at the occasion. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: Sadruddin Hashwani’s services to promoting bilateral ties between Pakistan and Belgium were recognised in a ceremony held at a local hotel on Monday night.…

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Event – May 7 | UFV in partnership with AKU and Panjab University discuss sustainable food systems

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in partnership with Aga Khan University East Africa, and Panjab University will be hosting a symposium to discuss sustainable food systems within the Fraser Valley, East Africa and Panjab, India. EVENT: Sustainable Food Systems Workshop DATE: May 7, 2015 TIME: 1 to 4 p.m. VENUE: UFA Abbotsford Campus, 33844…

The Express Tribune Pakistan | Close call: Pakistani mountaineer Mirza Ali survives Everest avalanche

The Express Tribune Pakistan | Close call: Pakistani mountaineer Mirza Ali survives Everest avalanche

GILGIT: Pakistani mountaineer Mirza Ali has survived a deadly avalanche triggered on Mount Everest by the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25, claiming over 3,500 lives. Mirza’s brother, Mehboob Ali, told The Express Tribune on Monday that Mirza was at a camp on the mountain at an altitude of 6,000 metres, along…

Aga Khan School, Sherqilla Ghizar upgraded to AKHSS

Aga Khan School, Sherqilla Ghizar upgraded to AKHSS

Ghizar: In continuation to providing quality education to the youngsters especially the females, Aga Khan School Sherqilla was upgraded to Aga Khan Higher Secondary School. With this upgradation, the number of AKHS Schools reached up to 4 in Gilgit-Baltistan namely AKHSS Gilgit, AKHSS Gahkuch, AKHSS, Hunza, and AKHSS, Sherqilla. AKHSS Sherqilla is considered one of…

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The 25 Most Amazing Modern Hospitals in the World – Aga Khan University Hospital ranked #17

Historically a place for the sick and dying, hospitals have the potential to educate and promote health and wellness. [Twenty five] hospitals were chosen for this list for their architectural beauty and ingenuity, their desire to improve energy efficiency and sustainability, and their first-class care centers. Many of [these] modern hospital facilities offer educational programs…

Special Lecture Series

Event – March 27 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Special Lecture Series: Islam is the Ocean – Muslims and Globalization in the Age of Empire

Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal will deliver a lecture at the Aga Khan University on March 27. Her presentation is the part of AKU’s special lecture series hosted throughout the academic year. These lectures are now a city cultural event in their own right. Jalal is a professor of history at the Tufts University where she…

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Sketch Artist: Mubarak Muhammad Ali

Mubarak Muhammad Ali is a twenty-two-year-old artist and a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the Ziauddin University in Karachi, Pakistan. His interest in drawing began early and at the age of nine, he made a sketch of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. He has won several awards in the various competitions at…

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Al-Karim Haji, Director General and CFO Aga Khan University, presents at Rethinking Education Conference

Al-Karim Haji Director General and CFO, Aga Khan University Mr. Al-Karim Haji is the Director General and Chief Financial Officer of the Aga Khan University (AKU) that operates in Afghanistan, Egypt, Kenya, Pakistan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Kingdom. AKU is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of development agencies…

The Express Tribune - Preserving heritage Colours of Pakhtun culture displayed in Islamabad

The Express Tribune | Preserving heritage: Colours of Pakhtun culture displayed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Experts have said that language, poetry and crafts are important parts of a culture and they must be promoted and preserved for generations to come. hey were speaking at Pakhtun Festival which concluded at Café 1969 at Shakaparian on Sunday. The three-day festival featured concerts, panel discussions, art exhibition and Pakhtun food and crafts. The…

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Event – March 17 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: The Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: Noam Chomsky

Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, invites the public to the highly popular three part BBS Public Awareness Seminar Series, the first in the series featuring the topic of education. What is education? Let us invite Noam Chomsky to introduce Bertrand Russell. His humanistic conception should be understood in context of a gardener nurturing a…

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Metro.co.uk | Students’ artwork brings home the horror of the Peshawar school massacre

Students have created posters to remind the world that 148 people, including 132 children, were slaughtered at school. Graphic design student Umaima Mughal decided to get involved in the project after meeting victims’ families at the Aga Khan University Hospital. “We have permanently become indifferent to the violence around us … We have become numb. We…