Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Radical statesman of the United Nations who occupied a unique position between Islam and the WestSadruddin Aga Khan, diplomat: born Paris 17 January 1933; Head of Mission and Adviser to the High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations 1959-60, Deputy High Commisioner for Refugees 1962-65, High Commissioner 1965-77, Consultant and Chargé de Mission to the Secretary-General 1978-2003; Unesco Special Consultant to Director-General 1961; Executive Secretary, International Action Committee for Preservation of Nubian Monuments 1961; KBE 2002; married 1972 Catherine Aleya Sursock; died Bosto
Son Altesse l'Aga Khan, chef spirituel des musulmans ismailis chiites va investir en Afrique - KIBAKI INAUGURATES AGA KHAN ACADEMY - 2003-12-21Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Aga Khan inaugure sa première 'Académie' mondialeUn Centre d'enseignement par la Fondation du souverain pour la communauté musulmane isma
Islamabad ready for talks with Delhi at any time, anywhere; seeks ties of trust with Afghanistan; Aga Khan lauds Pak economic achievements
ISLAMABAD: President General Pervez Musharraf said Friday that Pakistan stands for peaceful settlement of all issues with India including the core issue of Kashmir. He said Islamabad is ready to enter into a dialogue with New Delhi and desires sincerity in this commitment.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former UN High Commissioner for Refugees and uncle of Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, died in the United States on Monday. He was 70.
The prince died in a Boston hospital after a long illness, an official of one of his foundations told AFP. After a career in the United Nations that spanned nearly 40 years, the prince devoted himself to defence and environmental issues.
Soumillon likely to partner Alamshar in Champion Stakes - SOUMILLON LIKELY TO PARTNER ALAMSHAR IN CHAMPION STAKES - 2003-08-26Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
John Oxx confirmed yesterday that France
Pakistan Gov't Likely to Declare Gwadar a Tax-Free Zone - PAKISTAN GOV'T LIKELY TO DECLARE GWADER A TAX FREE ZONE - 2003-05-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The government is likely to declare Gwadar a tax-free zone, to create opportunities for investors in the country. These suggestions were discussed during meetings between H. H. Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali.
Prince Aga Khan showed a keen interest in the new seaport area.
He was asked by the finance minister to enhance operations of First Micro-finance Bank, which he agreed.
Aga Khan appreciated the government's efforts to improve the economy, introduce education reforms and move towards privatisation of public sector units.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan passes away - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, son of the late Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan and the late Princess Andree Aga Khan, died in Boston Monday, aged 70 after a short illness, said a press release.
The younger of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah''s two sons, Prince Sadruddin was the uncle of the present and 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan.
The Aga Khan traces his lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Prince Sadruddin''s grandmother was the granddaughter of the Qajar Emperor Fath'' Ali Shah.
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
I am grateful to the Network of European Foundations Mercator Fund for selecting the Aga Khan Development Network in Afghanistan as the recipient of the 2005 Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy. As its resident representative in Kabul, it is a privilege to accept this recognition on behalf of the AKDN (as we refer to it), its Chairman, His Highness the Aga Khan, and the hundreds of volunteers and employees in Afghanistan on which its work depends.
Parliamentarians Approve Nile Hotel Divestiture - AGA KHAN LAUNCHES NETWORK OF ACADEMIES - 2003-12-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Parliament has approved the speedy divestiture of Nile Hotel International Limited through a 30-year concession to Serena Tourism Promotion Service SA, a subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
State minister for privatisation Peter Kasenene appeared tickled on Friday by the positive mood in the House over the divestiture.
He told MPs that when Serena invests US$19m in the hotel, it would be possible to hold a boxing tournament at the conference centre. He said by using switches and electronics rooms could be joined and chairs moved.
Princess Zahra encourages rural enterpreneurship - AGA KHAN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS EDUCATION SECTOR - 2003-03-14Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Women, even in the most under-resourced corners of Africa, are finding ways of leading their communities out of economic and social marginalisation.'
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan - Cairo - CROWDED CAIRO GETS ITS OWN VISION OF CENTRAL PARK - 2005-03-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Bi-'smi Llahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-RahimMadame Mubarak, Excellencies, Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Twenty-one years ago we had a vision that launched us on a journey of inquiry, exploration and discovery that took us through some 1,000 years of history of this extraordinary city.
It was a journey in which we engaged with historians, archeologists, architects and horticulturalists. We worked with engineers, statisticians, sociologists and urban planners. We met with neighbourhood residents and businessmen, artisans and entrepreneurs, young people and old.
The Petronas Twin Towers, which won the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, have been described as an icon that 'expresses the sophistication of contemporary Malaysian society and builds on the country's rich traditions to shape a world city'.
A statement from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Sunday said the twin towers represented a new direction in skyscraper design, featuring advanced technology while symbolising local and national aspirations.
Belgian Jockey Christophe Soumillon (R), horse trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre (C) and the Aga Khan hold their trophies after their horse Dalakhani won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamps horse track, near Paris, October 5, 2003. The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, a group one race for three-year-old and upwards colts and fillies, run over one and a half mile (2.4 km). REUTERS/Philippe WojazerThe Aga Khan's Dalakhani ridden by Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon is first past the post at Longchamp, to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, ahead of 25-1 outsider Mubtakerl.(AFP/Daniel Janin)
Your Excellency, President Pervez Musharraf,Honourable Governors,
I would like to begin by expressing my warm and sincere gratitude to Your Excellency for joining us to celebrate this inaugural occasion. It is, as I would like publicly to acknowledge today, yet another sign of the steadfast support and encouragement that you have given to our initiative to establish The First MicroFinanceBank. Above all, it evidences Your Excellency's commitment.
Poor infrastructure increases the cost of doing business, thereby ceding advantage to established markets.
Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) director, Anwar Poonawala, told an international conference organised by World Bank affiliate, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Financial Times of London that policy makers need to make their economies receptive to private sector participation.
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has a network of more than 90 separate companies which have employed over 35,000 people.
From the finest racehorses to the devotion of 15 million followers, he is used to every privilege and defers to nobody. But it's not necessarily a recipe for contentment and, when his plans are thwarted, there is always a price to pay
Nobody likes to be rejected, but when you are a billionaire spiritual leader unused to having people stand in your way, the consequences tend to be dramatic. Such is the case with the Aga Khan, who for the second time in 13 years has reacted to a perceived slight by turning his back on Britain and looking elsewhere for a welcome.
Portugal Gives Aga Khan Foundation Euro 1 Million to Alleviate Rural Poverty in Mozambique - PORTUGAL GIVES AGA KHAN EURO 1 MILLION TO ALLEVIATE RURAL POVERTY IN MOZAMBIQUE - 2001-12-14Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Portuguese Agency for Development (Agência Portuguesa para o Apoio ao Desenvolvimento) (APAD) has approved a grant of one million Euros for a long-term rural development programme launched by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and aimed at some 120,000 people in Mozambique's northernmost province of Cabo Delgado.The North Coast Rural Support Programme (NCRSP), initiated by the Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal) last year, seeks to improve the lives of the rural communities in a sustainable and equitable manner by reinforcing their capacity to plan and manage their social and economic developm
Restoration complete, Humayun's Tomb blooms again - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
FOR the first time in 400 years, water channels in the 16th Century Humayun's Tomb were today reactivated to facilitate the water harvesting system in the tomb, making it the largest heritage site in India to have such a system.
The Tomb is also the only site to have a water harvesting system that covers two acres of constructed area and 30 acres of the entire site.
PRESIDENT CHISSANO AND AGA KHAN LAY FOUNDATION FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN MOZAMBIQUE - AGA KHAN VISITS MOZAMBIQUE - 2004-06-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Restored Humayun's Tomb unveiled - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
As twilight descended over the city on Tuesday, it saw the dawn of a bygone era at Humayun's Tomb as the Aga Khan unveiled the restored gardens of the monument with water flowing in its many fountains. Visitors were taken back in time to the 1560s, when the mausoleum was completed.
The restoration project, for which the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) had given US $6,50,000, tried to erase the colonial character the tomb's Moghul gardens had ''wrongly'' acquired over the past decades.