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Tragic River Crash in Afghanistan: Aga Khan Council Leader Among Fatalities

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The head of the Aga Khan National Council for Afghanistan, along with two colleagues, tragically passed away following a car crash in the northern Badakhshan province, as confirmed by local sources.

Reports from the northern Badakhshan province indicate that the vehicle carrying the head of the Aga Khan National Council for Afghanistan and two of his colleagues plunged into the Amu River in the Ghazdara area of the Miamai district on Thursday afternoon, leading to their disappearance.

Amir Baig, who led the Aga Khan National Council for Afghanistan, Dawlat Sherdil, the head of Aga Khan’s National Council for Badakhshan, and Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, another senior member, were killed in the accident, which occurred around 5:00 PM on Thursday, as per a local source who spoke to Khaama Press.

The source added that of the four individuals in the Toyota LandCruiser SUV, only the driver survived the crash and is currently receiving treatment in a local hospital.

In the aftermath of the incident, hundreds of people assembled on Friday along both the Afghanistan and Tajikistan border, engaged in a search for the deceased individuals.

A follow-up report on Saturday evening from another source within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), speaking with Khaama Press, revealed that neither the bodies nor the vehicle had been located on the Afghan side. Consequently, a Tajikistan rescue team is now conducting searches across the Amu river using boats.

The incident was reportedly caused by the poor condition of the roads in the area and the driver’s lack of experience with such challenging driving conditions, as the driver was relatively new to navigating these roads.

Despite billions in foreign aid funds allocated for infrastructure development in Afghanistan, the northern Badakhshan region still suffers from a lack of paved roads. This situation is attributed to the uneven distribution of funds across the country, resulting in Badakhshan receiving significantly less than required for its infrastructure needs.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raj’un. From Allah we are and unto Allah we return Aameen

    Allahumma sli alal Muhammediw wa Aale Muhammed. Aameen

    Rest in Eternal Peace Aameen

    To the Families. Courage and Strength to continue. Aameen

  2. Sad to hear this. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen. I knew him, soft spoken, gentle murid. I knew him from the days of Eglington JK in Toronto. Sincere condolences to the family.

  3. Sad to hear this. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen. I knew him, soft spoken, gentle murid. I knew him from the days of Eglington JK in Toronto. Sincere condolences to the family.

    • Sooooo sad,Innalillah-e-wa innalillahi rajeun.
      I just came from ismaili center Toronto HQ Jamat khana, May mowla rest his soul in eternal peace.

      Aameen

  4. Our sincerest condolences on this trajic death of president and the 2 senior members of our jamat. Amir mukhisaheb was a very well known leader in Canada and one of the most dedicated and humble seva dari of Hazar Imam.
    Our prayers for your families for strength to bear their loss.
    May Allah bless the souls of all three and grant them fanna fi Allah amen

  5. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased members of the Jamat. May Moula bless the souls rest in eternal peace and give Sabar to the entire family. AMEEN

  6. This tragic news shocked all Ismailis around the world. We hope Mawla bless them and their families. We are from him and return to him one day, he knows well when to ask our soul return to its source.

    Condolences to their families and all Jamati members.

    Ina Lillahi Wa Inna Elahe Rajeoon!

  7. As the news spread in Canada, we first thought it might not be true as Afghanistan’s office has not yet formally announced about their death. But, as we spoke with families and relatives in Eshkashim Badakhshan, unfortunately the news is true and they have been drowned in the Amu river as their car crashes to something at the side of the unpaved and difficult road.

    May their soul rest in peace and hope Hazir Imam gives patience and sabre jamil to their family members.

  8. Innalillah-e-wa innalillahi rajeun.

    My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased members of the Jamat. May Moula bless the souls rest in eternal peace and give Strength to the entire family.
    Aameen

  9. The tragic death of head of Aga Khan National Council in Afghnistan is a great loss to the Ismaili community. May his soul rest in eternal peace. May the Almighty Allah grant courage and fortitude to the bereved family to cope with in this difficult time.
    Aameen

  10. Our heartfelt condolences to the Baig family. Amir Baig will be greatly missed by all of us. May his soul rest in eternal peace. May Mawla bless his family and all of us with courage and strength to bear this loss….Aameen

  11. May his and all other souls rest in peace. Will keep the departed soul and the family in our prayers. Also prayers for those who were involved in the accident.

  12. Our hearts are bleeding and we are in shock.
    May mowla rest thier souls in eternal peace Aameen.
    President sahib will be greatly missed by everyone that knows him. He was a very kind and humble person.
    And also Noor Ahmad sir was a great person very humble and kind I remember him as my qaseeda teacher in Pakistan.
    It’s a great loss.
    We pray that May mowla grant strength to the family members of the deceased.
    Lots of prayers and salawats from Toronto.

  13. Many people in the community talk about the loss of 5 million US Dollars in cash in this incident. It is a big question that what were they doing with the cash and how could they have withdrawn such a big amount from FMFB. The HQ in Eglimond must seriously investigate this case. They might have taken away the money and might have his somewhere. If this is not correct, reply my comment with updated info about him.

  14. رییس صادق و خوب قونسل افغانستان فقط میراحمد جوینده بود. کسانیکه رفتند و ناپدید شدند بخاطر اعمال شان بود. باز هم خداوند ببخشد و مغفرت نماید.

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