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Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on President - 2005-12-01

Thursday, 2005, December 1 - Wednesday, 2005, December 7
M.A. Zuberi

President General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday appreciated the donations made by Prince Karim Aga Khan to help the people affected by October's earthquake and for the reconstruction of the devastated areas.Talking to Prince Aga Khan, who called on him here, he also applauded the efforts undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network in the relief assistance for the people in the earthquake affected areas.
Prince Karim Aga Khan is visiting Pakistan to express solidarity with the people in the earthquake-affected areas that devastated parts of NWFP and Azad Kashmir on October 8.
The Prince pledged an amount of US$ 50.3 million at the donors' conference in Islamabad for the reconstruction of the affected areas.
Earlier Pakistan received relief assistance worth US$ 3 million.
The Aga Khan's Azad Kashmir Health Services Organisation has also set up 7 Camps in the affected areas for the relief assistance alongwith medical teams from the Aga Khan University.
The Aga Khan Development Network, for the past 30 years, has undertaken development assistance programmes in health care and education sectors in the Northern Areas.
The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in tandem with government's efforts is working on the poverty alleviation programmes for the people living in remote Northern Areas and Chitral district.
Regional and international matters of mutual interest including Pakistan's role in the war against terror, situation in Afghanistan, composite dialogue with India and Middle East situation also came under discussion.

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