KARACHI – Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini the spiritual leader of the world’s 20 plus million Ismailis, is scheduled to visit Pakistan next week.
According to an internal communique, the Aga Khan IV will reach Pakistan on the 7th of December. An invitation for visiting Pakistan was extended to the Aga Khan by President Mamnoon Hussain early this year.
He is expected to meet huge congregations of his followers on the 9th of December in Chitral and on the 10th of December in different parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. He will meet the community in Islamabad on the 12th and 14th of December in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, before departing for Karachi, where he will spend two more days, meeting community leaders and government officials.
The Ismailis are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the spiritual leadership of the Aga Khan, who has been leading his community to prosperity for the last six decades.
The last time the Aga Khan met his followers in Pakistan was in 2000.