On a 17 days visit in Pakistan, Hazar Imam announced Chancellor's Commission to enable the Aga Khan University, Karachi to expand its international role. In his speech, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, paid glowing tribute to Hazar Imam's work: 'We in Pakistan owe a debt of gratitude to His Highness The Aga Khan for the concern and interest that he has always shown for the development of this country ' (click here)
5-day visit to Uganda and Kenya. Signed Accords with both Governments. The Accords acknowledge the Aga Khan Development Network's contribution in the region. At the signing ceremony in Nairobi, President Moi of Kenya commended the institutions of the Development Network for actively serving Kenya in the fiels of education and health for more than 50 years. 'They were among the pioneers who opened up their institutions to people of all races and religion long before independence' Moi said. (click here)
Visit to Canada. Granted Holy Deedar to Canadian Jamats from coast-to-coast. (click here)
Hazar Imam began a six day visit to Chitral and Gilgit districts in Northern Pakistan. He was received at Chitral Airport by the Adviser to Chief Minister of NWFP, Mr. Saeed Ahmad Khan, other Government officials and leaders of the Jamat. This was part of a 15 days visit to Pakistan.
Signed Visitors' Book ofAKRSP with the words, 'I have spent here in the Northern Areas one of the most inspiring and exciting weeks of my life. Words are shallow in comparison to the depth of feeling and admiration I have for the extraordinary achievements of AKRSP, and everyone connected with it, achieved in the last five years. Centuries of poverty and despair, human conflict and division appear to be fading into the past, as new light and hope are projected onto a future which people can believe in. Yes, words do fail ..' Aga Khan.
Hazar Imam visited Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School in Dar es Salaam during His 12-day visit to Tanzania. A copy of the school magazine 'Reflection' was presented to Hazar Imam. Mzizima School is a beneficiary of the Aga Khan Foundation supported 'School-Based Improvement Project' (click here)
Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn Mohammad visited Mangapwani site, 15 miles north of Zanzibar town, where Tourism Promotion Services (Zanzibar) Limited is proposing to build a 125 room beach resort with golfing and other sports facilities.
7-day visit in East Africa (click here).
India visit to Gujerat Jamats. Hazar Imam visited a number of rural development projects in Broach District which form part of the A.K.R.S.P. activities in the State. These projects, totalling over 200, emphasize income generation and effective management of renewable resources (water source and wasteland development, savings, credit and supply schemes, animal husbandry and agriculture). The 12 days visit ended February 14th.
3 day visit to Portugal where Mowlana Hazar Imam was Guest of Honour at a dinner hosted by President Mario Soares. Hazar Imam also met the Prime Minister Anibalkcavaco Silva and other Ministers.
Hazar Imam visited the Jubilee Insurance Company Ltd offices and said: 'The Company has progressed on a stable and sound path without dangerous ups and downs.'
Hazar Imam visited Jamats in the U.S.A and gave Holy Deedar in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and New York.
Arrived in Lisbon, Portugal (Wednesday) and blessed Jamat with Holy Deedar. Hazar Imam visited the National School of Public Health with which the Aga Khan Foundation is collaborating in the field of health care.
Prince Sadruddin and Princess Aleya visit Mombasa. At Bahati with Mombasa Council members, Mukhi, Kamadias and their spouses. (photo& text)
Visit to Canadian Jamats.
Hazar Imam visited Dubai and attended a luncheon in his honour given by the Ruler of Dubai aboard the Ruler's yacht. (photo)
letter from Lt-Governor of Ontario on occasion of Hazar Imam's visit to Toronto. Lieutenant-Governor John Aird of Ontario, Canada welcomed Hazar Imam with the words: 'His Highness' commitment and concern for the dignity of man and his significant contributions toward creating a better understanding of Islam in the West....'
Visit to U.K. Jamats. 15,000 Ismailis gathered at Olympia Stadium on Thursday for Darbar. The whole Noorani family was present as Hazar Imam bestowed the title of Diwan on Sir Eboo Pirbhai, calling him 'this young man'.
Portugal. Visited the Gulbekian Foundation and Museum in Lisbon. (photo). Portugal's Foreign Minister, Mr. Vasco Futscher Pereira, paid tribute to the Ismaili community in his speech at the dinner he hosted. He said, 'It is with satisfaction that today we see the activities of the Portuguese Ismailis and thus witness to their spiritual leader deep appreciation of the Portuguese Government for their qualities of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and their capacity for integration, contributing in this manner to the development of the country which has received them as friends.'
Received invitation from Premier Levesque of Quebec to be the State Guest during His Silver Jubilee visit to Quebec.