Photos: Aga Khan Foundation, USA Houston PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run 2014


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PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and…

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The Economist | Aga Khan Museum: The Riches of the Islamic World


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The fourth Aga Khan, now 77, was a young prince when he entered Harvard University. “It was extraordinary,” he recalls. “That whole year in Humanities I, the Islamic world was totally absent, zero.” This is the first museum created by the global development network he later formed, and it sets out to illustrate the richness and diversity of Islamic cultures.

Park facing exterior of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum opened in September 2014 and is the first in North America dedicated to showcasing Muslim art and culture. (Photo: Janet Kimber/Aga Khan Museum) Park facing exterior of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum opened in September 2014 and is the first in North America dedicated to showcasing Muslim art and culture. (Photo: Janet Kimber/Aga Khan Museum)

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Women & Leadership | Retrospection & Commendation | All of Pakistan is proud of Samina Baig


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In 2010 Baig became the first person to scale the 6,000-metre Chashkin Sar peak in northern Pakistan and the mountain is now named “Samina Peak” in her honour.

In May 2013, Samina Baig became the first women from Pakistan to reach the summit of Mount Everest and in the following eight months she broke additional records to became the first Pakistani woman to climb the seven highest peaks in seven continents (7 Summits).

Samina Baig with brother Mirza Ali Samina Baig with brother Mirza Ali



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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday congratulated Samina Baig on becoming the first woman from the country to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

The 22-year-old Baig, from the small town of Shimshal in the Hunza valley in Pakistan’s mountainous north, scaled the 8,848 metre (29,029 feet) peak early on Sunday after a gruelling expedition in rough weather.

“She is a brave girl who summited the peak and…

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