(Delivered by Prince Amyn Aga Khan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan)
Extract: "The Aga Khan Development Network remains committed to the stability and growth of this important country and its people and we strongly support a significant acceleration of socio-economic development process. We stand ready to do whatever we can with that objective."
On June 21st, the Defendants filed a motion for an order granting summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff's action. The Motion introduces new evidence of forgery and says: "The activities complained of are not infringing the rights of the Aga Khan, who it appears from the forged signatures, has not authorized this action." The motion will be argued 12-JUL-2010 to begin at 09:30, and an affidavit of reply is due from the plaintiff 10 days before this date.
Islamabad: Due to its sustainable initiatives to improve living conditions of more than 200 villages in Pakistan, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Pakistan’s (AKPBS-P) Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) was recently awarded with the National Energy Globe Award.
Poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, gender equality, and economic regeneration are corner stones of AKPBS,P activities
BERKABAD - According to a TV report, H. H. the Aga Khan arrived at 2.30 French Time and left after the race. Horse came 4th and did not win the "Prix du Jockey Club". Aga Khan can be seen in a good and relaxed mood. Princess Zahra did not attend.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities' annual conference: Later today, Michael Ignatieff will be in attendance when the PM bestows honourary Canadian citizenship on the Aga Khan.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and renowned philanthropist, spoke to The Globe and Mail Friday in a conversation that ranged from the prospects for Afghanistan to his profound admiration of Canadian pluralism.
Extract: "I think societies have to have their own dynamic. The more isolated they are, the more time it takes for that dynamic to change. That’s what you’re seeing in Afghanistan. Not only in Afghanistan, Pakistan also."
H. H. the Aga Khan is in talks to develop a major Islamic learning and cultural "hub" at the £2 billion King's Cross Central development in north London.
His foundation has opened negotiations for a large facility on the 67-acre site, and may occupy as many as five buildings. They are mainly for students and educational facilities, but a museum of some kind has not been ruled out.
High Profile Jamatkhana and Aga Khan Museum in Toronto: Groundbreaking by H.H. The Aga Khan - 2010-05-28Posted May 25th, 2010 by heritage
May 28, 2010 : H.H. The Aga Khan will be attending the foundation ceremony of the High Profile Jamatkhana and the Ismaili museum in Toronto. The Ismaili Centre is an 80,000 square foot two-storey building housing a Prayer Hall, entrance foyers and cloakrooms, social hall, library, meeting rooms, administrative offices, main council chamber room, associated facilities such as washrooms, kitchens, etc. and a two level underground parking garage with a capacity of approximately 300 parking spaces.
The shortlist of 19 nominees for the 2010 cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture was recently announced by the Master Jury. The final Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar in October 2010. The range from a textile factory in Turkey to a school built on a bridge in China.
A solution is in sight to expeditiously resolve this Copyright Lawsuit case to the satisfaction of the Aga Khan and of all parties.
The 2010 People’s Choice Award went to The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, designed by Maki and Associates and Moriyama and Teshima Architects.
Chosen from among this year’s winners of design excellence awards, the award was announced during the OAA’s recent celebration of excellence in Windsor.
The Law Times printed a new article with statements from both sides. The Lawyer at Ogilvie Renault admits to dealing with Sachedina, the defense reiterates their cooperation and submission to the wishes of the Imam, and an intellectual property lawyer expands on the difficulties of applying copyright law to such a case.
Lawsuit Allegedly filed by Aga Khan: Heritage News has obtained exclusive access to some of the evidence to be submitted by the defendants Nagib Tajdin and Alnaz Jiwa. Documents and evidence extracts were posted here every few days in a multipart report.
In the attached defenses, the defendants affirm to being devoted followers who will unconditionally abide by the wishes of the Aga Khan, whom they glorify in their defense. They also set out to establish that this lawsuit is not actually filed by the Aga Khan, but instead has been fraudulently initiated by someone close to him in his secretariat.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada and the Ismaili community are bonded by shared values of tolerance, compassion, community service and, especially devotion to pluralism.
His comments are contained in a special message to the Arusha Ismaili reunion taking place in Toronto from July 30 to August 1 this year.
As part of his effort to improve US relations with Muslims in East Africa and throughout the world, President Barack Obama is hosting an entrepreneurship summit this week designed to encourage grassroots economic development that can lead to political reforms.
Four Kenyans are among more than 200 mostly Muslim delegates from 50 countries invited to the event taking place in Washington on Monday and Tuesday. Including AKU Board Trustee Yusuf Keshavjee.
THE Serena Group has set up a second hotel in the country, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. The resort, which is part of the Aga Khan economic empire, lies on an expansive piece of land measuring 275 acres on the shores of Lake Victoria.
President Yoweri Museveni yesterday presided over the official opening.
In this ancient fortress city in northern Syria, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements, an ambitious restoration project is near completion in the Old City. Bloomberg is reporting that a master plan for development has been laid out for the next 15 years.
The most spectacular renewal is the Citadel castle: Workers cleared its deep moat, cleaned its formidable walls and removed tons of rubble. The work is backed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, whose goal is to revitalize run-down communities and monuments.
“This program gives students, who might otherwise not have the opportunity, the chance to acquire basic English language skills that lead to jobs!"
Worldwide Ismailis perplexed by report of a lawsuit allegedly filed by Aga Khan against two of his own - Can the suit be authentic?
Ismailis find this hard to believe as there is no affidavit by the Aga Khan in the court papers, and as the lawsuit is filed outside of the highly regarded Ismaili Arbitration process that the Aga Khan proudly favours.
Is there more to it than it seems?