NEIGHBOURS WORLDS APART; THE WARM AND GREGARIOUS PEOPLE OF THE HINDU KUSH ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM THETALIBAN. THEY LIVE A LIFE THAT IS 'CLOSER TO THE TRUE MEANING OF THEIR FAITH.' - 2001-11-17Posted July 10th, 2007 by heritage
London Free Press : Many accounts from Pakistan tell of violence, political corruption, the oppression of women and the fundamentalist sects of the Muslim religion. Photos show mobs of angry men shouting slogans. But that's only half the story.
Business Week: Gari Khan is renowned among his neighbors for his moving recitations of the Koran. Regularly, hundreds of fellow Muslims gather to marvel at his performances. Khan, 35, is known for something else, too: His prowess as a beekeeper. Six years ago, he and his wife, Shamin, 28, got loans and technical assistance from the Aga Khan Rural Support Program to raise honeybees.
El Aga Khan y la Begum Inaara, en una imagen que refleja el esplendor y la elegancia que rodean al Gran Premio ecuestre de Chantilly (Francia).Text in SpanishiHola! Magazine dated June 21, 2001, page 88 and Point de Vue, Week of June 20-26, 2001, page.79.
The Independent- United Kingdom; The Arts: Bright stars in the East The Aga Khan awards were set up in 1977 to stimulate appreciation of Islamic architecture. But their influence today, argues Jay Merrick, now goes far beyond mere bricks and mortar. 'Some may think architecture in Muslim countries an irrelevance to the West. What do its vernaculars, or copycat internationalism, have to do with us?
Taleban Target Statues. International Herald Tribune
The Friday Times - If ever there was an Islamic renaissance, it took place in Egypt, ruled over by the Ismaili Fatimid dynasty - Lubna Khan.
Point de Vue daté du 16 Mai (page 75) écrit: 'A six mois, Sara, la fille de Mark Boyden et de la princesse Zahra vient d'effectuer sa première sortie officielle'.
Karachi: President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday launched three major projects for Karachi which will be completed within two years at a cost of over Rs443 million... He disclosed that Prince Karim Aga Khan had agreed to launch micro- finance bank in Pakistan so that the poor could get loans to stand on their feet, improve their living and repay the loans in easy instalments.
Text of report by Tajik radio on 14 April - The permanent representative of the Aga Khan office, Hakim Frista, told Dushanbe Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev that the Aga Khan Foundation has transferred 2.5m dollars to the Dushanbe administration's account to improve conditions in Dushanbe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tajikistan's anniversary.
Geneva, Switzerland - The European Commission has approved a grant for EUR 25.5 approximately US $ 23 million) to help the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) address rural poverty in central-west India over the next ten years.
Osh (TCA) : Since assuming the office of Imamat in 1957, the Aga Khan has demonstrated concerned for the well being of all Muslims. Resulting from their tradition of service, Ismailis Muslims have elaborated a well-defined institutional framework to carry out social, economic and cultural activities.
Islamad: The European Union will extend 19 million euro (Rs540m) to assist the educational sector in Pakistan. The funding will mainly support the Aga Khan Foundation's Institute for Educational Development (IED), Phase-2.
Copenhagen, Denmark : His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of one of the largest private networks of healthcare institutions in the developing world, this evening received the prestigious Archon Award from the international nursing honour society, Sigma Theta Tau International. The Award Ceremony took place as delegates from around the world gathered in Copenhagen for the 12th International Nursing Research Congress and the International Council of Nurses
<>Dawn.com<>KARACHI reports that 'The first private sector micro financing institution is being set up by two Aga Khan institutions with a capital base of Rs500 million and is likely to start functioning from November. All ground work has been done, formalities completed and even a consent has been obtained from the State Bank of Pakistan for the chief executive and directors on the board of the Aga Khan Micro Finance Bank. The sponsors are now just waiting for the promulgation of the ordinance. Complete article by By Sabihuddin Ghausi
PARIS - Reuters News Agency - Story Filed: The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, said in a French newspaper interview on Wednesday that the United Nations should steer the reconstruction of a pluralist civil society in Afghanistan.
Hola! Magazine - page 27-28 :Prince Karim Aga Khan and Begum Inaara at Chantilly with Prince Aly Muhammad.
Corriere della Sera.(The Article is in Italian) L' Aga Khan:
Independent Bangladesh News: The 69th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Limited (IPDC) was held in the city recently under the Chairmanship of Al-Ameen Chaudhury, Secretary, Ministry of Industries. IPDC
Burkina Faso government, Aga Khan agree on airline privatization BBC
A new small hydroelectric power station with a capacity of 100 kW/ hour has been put into operation in a mountainous village in eastern Tajikistan, Tajik radio reported on 16 July. 'Japan and Switzerland have provided comprehensive assistance with drawing up this important project for the mountainous village in Shughnon [District]. The countries allocated 74,211 dollars through the Aga Khan Development Foundation for the construction of the station,' the report said.