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In Remembrance Of Karim Khan Afridi

In remembrance of Karim Khan Afridi

June 21 marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and is the longest day of the year. But even in the pre-sunset twilight that day in Islamabad there was…

Remembering Aga Khan III

The year 1911 is not a distant past in the history of the subcontinent; Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, in his inaugural address to the Muslim Educational Conference,…

The multi-faceted Aga Khan III

In December 2017, the Golden Jubilee of Prince Aga Khan's ascension to the Aga Khani Imammat was officially celebrated throughout Pakistan and in East Africa and other places where his…

The Aga Khan’s Legacy

The Aga Khan’s legacy

The Ismaili community across the world is celebrating the diamond jubilee of their beloved spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV with zeal. In 1957, 20-year-old Prince Karim Aga Khan…

Gaza: where is the ICC?

It is now more than two weeks since the start of death and destruction in the besieged Gaza Strip as Israel continues to impose collective punishment upon two million people,…

Bodyguard of lies

“In wartime”, Churchill famously told Stalin at Tehran in 1943, “truth is so precious that she must always be attended by a bodyguard of lies”. These words also describe the…