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AKU researchers harness stem cells to study malnutrition 2021-02-23

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
tribune.com.pk The Express Tribune

Researchers at Aga Khan University are harnessing the power of stem cells to generate new insight into how malnutrition occurs. The 2018 National Nutrition Survey says malnutrition is a major public health problem in the developing world, with four out of ten children under the age of five in Pakistan suffering from stunting while one in three children is underweight.

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of His Imamat in Karachi, Pakistan 1954-02-02

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah acknowledges the greeting of well-wishers at Karachi weighing ceremony

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with a weighing ceremony at Karachi, Pakistan on 2nd February 1954

Speech at the Prince Aly Khan Boys' Academy 1970-02-08

Hazar Imam with Begum Salimah
Ismaili Mirror

"I have been most impressed during this short visit, not only with the excellent maintenance of the buildings, but even more so with the appearance of all the children and with the intelligent care and guidance they are receiving. Bravo to All." In the afternoon, His Royal Highness accompanied by Princess Salimah drove to the Prince Aly Khan Boys' Academy at Malir to perform the opening ceremony of the Academy established by the Ismailia Youth Services in memory of Hazar Imam's illustrious father the late Prince Aly S. Khan.

SCO, AKF (Pak) sign MoU to improve IT, digital infrastructure in GB 2021-01-26


ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Special Communications Organization (SCO) and the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) [AKF (Pak)] to improve IT and digital infrastructure and services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The overall purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between SCO, AKF (Pak) and other Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies in light of the shared objective of sustainable socio-economic development of GB through reliable internet and telecom infrastructure.

8 Pakistani women named in 100 outstanding nurses and midwives global list

Eight Pakistani nurses and midwives have been honoured in the global 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders 2020 list.

Eight Pakistani nurses and midwives have been honoured in the global 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders 2020 list.

The healthcare workers have been acknowledged by Women in Global Health (WGH), which collaborated with the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Population Fund, Nursing Now, International Council of Nurses and International Confederation of Midwives on the list.

All eight nurses and midwives from Pakistan are faculty or alumni of the Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, SONAM.

Pakistan (AKAH) project wins award for shielding villages from natural disasters 2020-12-06

A community member undertakes mapping verification in a village in northern Pakistan, where a project to protect settlement from

A project that combines satellite images, mapping technologies and the local knowledge of villagers to help build climate-proof settlements in disaster-prone areas of Pakistan won an international award last week.

More than one million people have benefited from the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan project, which was a gold prize winner at the World Habitat Awards that are organised with the United Nations housing agency, UN-Habitat.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat wins World Habitat Awards Gold Award 2020-12-03

Extension and seismic retrofitting of Diamond Jubilee High School, Immit. Data from the HVRAs on high-risk and safe zones is use

Islamabad, Pakistan, 3 December 2020 - The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) won the World Habitat Awards 2020 Gold Award today for its “Integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Technology for Safer Habitat” project.

In the winning project, AKAH pioneered the use of Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (HVRAs), which integrate science, technology and local knowledge for disaster risk management and sustainable habitat planning and development.

Speech by Princess Zahra at Institutional Dinner in Karachi 2017-12-26

Princess Zahra speaking at the Dinner for the AKU Board of Trustees  2017-12-26
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Speech by Princess Zahra at the Dinner organized by the National Council of Pakistan for the AKU Board of Trustees

Coming out of the last two days, I was actually on the phone with my brother this evening and Rahim and I were saying who could have guessed when we were 14 and 15 in 1985 where AKU would be today and what this institution has become.


H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the AKU

H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazar Imam attended the inauguration of the first Professional Development Centre of the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development. Hazar Imam in His remarks that poor educational quality was 'a profound problem, one that cruelly fetters the development of this country and many others'

November 18, 1994


Karachi, Pakistan

Ignite signs MOU with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme to promote entrepreneurship 2020-10-25

The Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque, CEO Ignite Syed Junaid Imam graced the ceremony with their presence. T

Ignite – National Technology Fund (INTF) of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT) and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the promotion of entrepreneurship in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Ignite–National Technology Fund of MOITT & Aga Khan Rural Support Programme signed an MOU in Karachi today to promote entrepreneurship across Pakistan through tailored business support services in the shape of financial/ technical assistance to start-ups,small/growing businesses.

AKU, AKAH, UCA launch climate change documentary series for South, Central Asia

This AKAH water installation ensures local households have access to clean and safe water. AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
The Nation nation.com.pk

KARACHI-In a bid to spotlight the dire consequences of climate change in Central and South Asia, the Aga Khan University (AKU), the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) launched a film series focusing on the catastrophic impact of the rapid melting of the world’s largest repository of ice outside the polar regions.


Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah

An address by the late H.H.Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan at a session of Motamer al-Alam-al-Islamiyya
Karachi, Pakistan
February 9, 1951

Mr. President, Brother Muslims:

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi, Pakistan 2000-10-21

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the Aga Khan University convocation. AKDN / Gary Otte

The Aga Khan University Convocation Karachi, Pakistan, October 21, 2000
Your Excellency General Pervez Musharraf Your Excellency the Governor of Sindh Excellencies
Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees President Kassim-Lakha
Rector Vellani Faculty Members Distinguished Guests
Proud Parents of the Class of the year 2000 Graduating Students of the Aga Khan University Ladies and Gentlemen

Assalamo Alaikum

HBL reports almost 14 times profit per share (AKFED subsidiary) 2020-07-24

Photo: Samaa Digital

Amid variable interest rates, the Habib Bank Limited reported a net profit of Rs11 billion or Rs7.53 per share for the quarter ending June 2020, which is 13.8 times of Rs750 million or Rs0.44 per share it earned in the same quarter of the previous year, the company’s financial results revealed Friday.

The largest bank of the country saw its net interest income (NII) increase by 44% to Rs35 billion between April and June 2020, compared to Rs24 billion for the same quarter of the previous year.

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Hazar Imam at Chitral Airport, Northern Pakistan, after Diamond Jubilee Darbar bids Khuda Hafiz to the President of Ismailia Council 2017-12-09

Chitral to get Covid-19 testing facility from The Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan

Covid 19 testing centre in Chitral

CHITRAL: The Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, (AKHSP), has planned to set up a testing facility of Covid-19 in Chitral and has started the process of importing the machine and allied equipment.

AKHSP regional head Mirajuddin said this while speaking at a ceremony arranged at the inauguration of 28-bedded Covid-19 Response Centre in Booni, Upper Chitral.

He said that establishing a testing facility had become essential in Chitral as sending a swab sample of a suspected patient to Peshawar entailed heavy expenses.

Sindh Govt, Aga Khan University Joins Hands To Boost COVID-19 Critical Care 2020-04-18

The Sindh government and Aga Khan University (AKU) have entered into a partnership under which the AKU will provide free-of-cost

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2020 ) :The Sindh government and Aga Khan University (AKU) have entered into a partnership under which the AKU will provide free-of-cost training and technical assistance on Covid-19 critical care to healthcare professionals working in the public sector.

Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Secretary Health Sindh Zahid Abbasi , AKU Medical College Dean Dr Adil Haider and AKUH CEO Shagufta Hassan signed MoUs at the Sindh Secretariat here on Friday, a statement said.



1960, Rodolfo Usigli with His Royal Highness Karim Aga Khan, spiritual chief of the Ismailis. Embassy of Pakistan, Beirut

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs 1976-03-12

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Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Let me first say how grateful I am for your invitation to speak to this distinguished audience in Karachi today and for your kind words about my family and about myself.

Perhaps I should begin by defining what I mean by the phrase “Nation States”. First it is the land area or areas over which a single government exercises authority in terms of internal administration and external defense and whose frontiers are recognized, legally or de facto, by other nation states.

Wiladat Day of Hazrat Ali celebrated 2020-03-10

Image of Hazrat Ali
thenews.com.pk The News International

A large number of people participated in various programmes and rallies held to celebrate the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA).

The Jaffria Allience Pakistan organised a majlis at the Nishtar Park. The programme was presided over by Syed Razi Jaffer Naqvi. Provincial local government and information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Assembly opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi and Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar were among the guests. The programme was moderated by Haider Abbas.

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