Karachi: The Pak Hunza Gilgit Social Welfare Organization arranged a session titled “Andhere se Roshni Tak Ka Safar (From Darkness to light)” to commemorate the first visit of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
His Highness the Aga Khan, the present Imam of the Ismaili Muslims paid his first visit to the Northern Areas (Chitral, Gilgit, Ghizer and Hunza- Pakistan) in October 1960. During his six days visit, His Highness gave his first Didar to the Ismaili Jamat. Since then, the Ismilies of Northern areas celebrate this day (October 23rd) every year with religious zeal and favor. During this visit, for the first time, the Aga Khan directly witnessed the socio-economic conditions of the Ismaili community of Northern Areas. The elders still cherish candid memories of this visit and regard it as a turning point in the overall development of the region.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Azizullah Najeeb (Renowned Author, Historian and Scholar) scrupulously described different historical phases of Ismailis of the North and illustrated the progress jamat has made in different areas since 1960.
Some notable of Hunza, including Mirbaz Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mir Ahmed, Ezzatullah, Adv Amir Ali, Noshad Karim (Chairman GISAK) and Karim Rozik also attended this session.
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