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December 7, 2017

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Aga Khan to arrive today on occasion of his Diamond Jubilee

Aga Khan to arrive today on occasion of his Diamond Jubilee

ISLAMABAD: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad today for an official visit to the country at the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain.
While in Pakistan, His Highness is expected to meet with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other government leaders.This visit, a part of a series of visits, coincides with the commemoration of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee, which began earlier this year on July 11, 2017. The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of his Imamat as the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community. The Aga Khan acceded to the Ismaili Imamat on July 11, 1957, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan.
The Diamond Jubilee marks the 60th anniversary of the Aga Khan’s leadership as Imam of the Ismaili community. On July 11, 1957, at the age of 20, the Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather as the 49th Imam of the Ismailis. The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, generally known as the Ismailis, live in over 25 different countries, mainly in Central and South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as in Europe, North America and Australia. The Ismaili community sees the Jubilee as an opportunity to provide hope for the future generations that may be marginalised or vulnerable. By strengthening development initiatives that will help people live better and improve opportunities for their families and children, the Ismaili community hopes to do everything possible to make the world a safer, more peaceful and stable place.

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