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Charter for Compassion Pakistan, Centre for Public Education, Aga Khan University: Revitalising the ‘ustad’ status

“It is actually madrassa – house of learning – but you prefer to say school, which is essentially a European construct … Does this mean that no learning was taking place in the subcontinent before the British arrived? – Christopher Thomas, Brazilian trainer with Family Educational Services Foundation While he (Christopher Thomas) debated how the ‘culture…

Archnet - Masjid-i Wazir Khan, Lahore, Pakistan

Archnet – Masjid-i Wazir Khan, Lahore, Pakistan

Exuberant architectural decorations embellish exterior and interior surfaces of the mosque. In essence these are of two kinds – exterior surface decorations which are chiefly in the form of glazed ceramic tile murals; and interior decorations in the form of naqqashi wall painting – a semi-dry form of fresco. Both these forms of embellishment have…

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan: Two Muslims were awarded with the Human Rights award in the year 1978. Prince Sadaruddin who served as the UN high commissioner for refugees also played a key role in the protection and advocacy of global environment. (Via ARY News)

December 10 marks the United Nation’s Human Rights Day: Prince Sadruddin, Begum Rana Liaquat, Benazir Bhutto, Malala Yusufzai & 4 other Muslims – recipients of the Human Rights Prize

As Malala Yusufzai and Kailash Satyarthi jointly accepted the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo, Norway “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” (1) the date is especially important in it’s historical significance. For it was on this day, 64 years…

A Musical Tribute from Pakistani Ismaili Jamat to our Mawlana Hazir Imam on His 78th Birthday!

A Musical Tribute from Pakistani Ismaili Jamat to our Mawlana Hazar Imam on His 78th Birthday!

The song is available here: https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/salgirah-mubarak-song-pakistani-ismaili-mureeds/ “Salgirah Mubarak” is a Musical Tribute to our Mawlana Hazar Imam on his 78th Birthday. This Song has been composed, arranged and performed live by a group of well known talented Ismaili artists of Karachi. This exclusive Khushali Celebration song will be released on the occasion of Salgirah (Birthday)…

Pakistan Mountain Festival: A hike & cleaning up of Margalla Hills, organized by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and others

Pakistan Mountain Festival: A hike & cleaning up of Margalla Hills, organized by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and others

A week-long Pakistan Mountain Festival started here with a hike and cleaning up of Margalla Hills Trail-3 on Sunday. The festival is being organised in connection with the International Mountain Day which is celebrated on December 11 every year. The festival is being organised by Development Communications (Devcom) in collaboration with Climate Change Division of…

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Event – December 10 | Aga Khan Museum, Toronto: Saints and Superheroes: The Visual Culture of Pakistan with Dr. Jamal J. Elias

Jamal J. Elias, Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses popular culture in contemporary Pakistan. EVENT:  Saints and Superheroes: The Visual Culture of Pakistan with Dr. Jamal J. Elias DATE:  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST VENUE:…

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Event – December 10 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 – The Power of Education!

On the day of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo (December 10, 2014), join Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway for a celebration of the 2014 Laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, and their important achievements towards advancing children’s rights and access to education. The evening will…

Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif praises services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif praises services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world

LONDON, Dec 4 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lauded services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world, particularly for the people of Pakistan in education and health sectors, poverty eradication, and socio-economic uplift of the poor. A large number of leaders from around the world have gathered in London to attend…

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Event – December 3-10 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan | International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and…