The Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan

Company Profile

The mission of the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Pakistan is “to enable many generations of students to acquire both knowledge and the essential spiritual wisdom needed to balance that knowledge and enable their lives to attain the higher fulfilment.”

A dynamic learning organisation achieving excellence

Reaching out to inspire better lives

Respect | Fairness | Integrity | Passion | Rigor | Creativity

Moreover, AKES, Pakistan aims to create graduates who are confident, critically conscious, creative and lifelong learners who are active and ethical citizens for the pluralist world.

Permissible business activities

The first AKES, Pakistan school was established in 1905 in Gwadar, Pakistan. AKES, Pakistan currently operates more than 150 schools and five hostels that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary education services to students all across Pakistan. These schools have an enrolment of over 55,000 students and has over 4,000 employees. AKES, Pakistan is also supported by more than 2,000 volunteers.

A significant proportion of students impacted by AKES, Pakistan are from the rural areas, with a great majority of them being female. Strong efforts are made to continue to improve the quality of education in some of the remotest parts of the country. In Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC), AKES, Pakistan schools were set up in the 1940s and have since then contributed significantly to increase the rate of literacy and socio-economic development in these regions.

AKES, Pakistan currently operates 146 schools in GBC, providing quality educational access to over 40,000 students, of which 48 percent are female. AKES, Pakistan also operates four schools in Karachi, three in Hyderabad and rural Sindh and one in Hafizabad, Punjab, with an enrolment of more than 13,000 students. All AKES, Pakistan schools follow the national curriculum and place special emphasis on the teaching of English, mathematics, science and information and communication technologies (ICT).

Our schools

Status of company
Non-profit company licensed under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017

Company registration number

Date of incorporation
19 March 1986

License number

Company tax number


Registered address
1-5/B-VII, Federal ‘B' Area Karimabad
Telephone: (+92) 21 36826764

Regional Educational Office, Gilgit-Baltistan
Karakoram International University Road
Near Shah Karim Hostel, Konodass Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan
Telephone: (+92) 5811 4541912

Regional Educational Office, Chitral
Main Garam Chashma Road,
Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Telephone: (+92) 943 412799 / 413568 / 413569

Liaison Office, Islamabad
Level 8, Serena Business Complex,
Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, G-5/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Telephone: (+92) 51 111253254



Chairman Moez Narsi
Chief internal auditor, Aga Khan University

Director Benoit Pascal Destouches
Master's degree in international relations
Director of finance, Aga Khan Schools

Director Rahim Mirza Hooda
Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
Director of operations, Aga Khan Schools

Director Suleman Chhagla
Chief financial officer and company secretary, Pak-Gulf Leasing Company Limited

Director Amin Kamruddin Gulamani
Master of Business Administration in human resource management
HR directory – Health and Support Services, Aga Khan University

Director Mir Afzal Tajik
PhD in education
Associate professor and member of the university senate, Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan

Director Shezeen Salim Hemani
Master of Business Administration
Faculty, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Director Rehmat Wali Khan
Master of Science in project management
Education officer, SAAAR Human Resource Development Centre

Director Moin Uddin
PhD in project management
Director, TPS Hospitality

Director Sohail Abdul Rahim Kassamali
Bachelor of Laws
General counsel, Aga Khan University

Director Faizan Ajanee
Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science
Managing Partner at B.S. Industries Karachi

Director Shaista Amyn Tejany
Chartered Accountancy from the Insititute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
General manager (Business Process Reengineering & Program Management), Pakistan State Oil Company Limited

Director Shezeen Salim Hemani
Master of Business Administration
Faculty member, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Director Altaf Gokal
CFO and company secretary, EFU General Insurance

Shareholding pattern
This is a non-profit company with no share capital and no shareholders.

Investor relations
Since this is a non-profit company with no share capital, it has no shareholders and does not declare dividends or bonus.


National/international awards, recognition, if any: None

Membership of industry association and trade bodies, if any: None

Any other announcements or clarification issued by the company: None

Investor information
This is a non-profit company licensed under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017. It has no share capital and no shareholders. Under its license, it is prohibited from paying any dividend or profit to its members.

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Head of internal audit
Malik Pirani

Name of auditor of the company
A.F. Ferguson & Co. (Karachi)

Legal advisor
Shahid Law Associates

Tax advisor
Akbar G. Merchant & Co

For complaints
Registered Office Number: (+92) 21 36822955

Last date on which page was updated
26 April 2024

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In case your complaint has not been properly redressed by us, you may lodge your complaint with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (the "SECP"). However, please note that SECP will entertain only those complaints which were at first directly requested to be redressed by the company and the company has failed to redress the same. Further, the complaints that are not relevant to SECP's regulatory domain/competence shall not be entertained by the SECP.