At a largely attended public meeting in Karachi on May 25, the acting head of the MMA and the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmed is reported to have spoken as follows according to a leading English newspaper (not Dawn). As the version below has not been contradicted it has to be presumed that it is an accurate report of what he said.
Though it was in the red until recently, Air Burkina is making a fast turnround that would soon give the company a higher profile as a regional carrier in West Africa.
Thanks to its privatisation this year, the company is aiming at a 3.5 billion CFA francs business turnover this year.
Set up in 1966, Air Burkina took off the following year with a 35 million CFA francs share capital of which 56 percent was held by the state, 17 percent was owned by SOGETRAF (a subsidiary company of Air France) and 17 percent by the private sector in Burkina Faso.
La 19e édition de la Marche des Partenaires mondiaux a permis de recueillir plus de 3 millions de dollars aujourd'hui et de rassembler des milliers de gens dans plusieurs villes du pays, sous la bannière de la lutte contre la pauvreté dans le monde. La Marche - événement le plus grand de son genre au Canada - a recueilli une somme record grâce à la plus grande participation jamais enregistrée à ce jour de Canadiennes et Canadiens à la recherche d'un moyen de faire la différence dans les pays en développement.
The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, on Thursday cleared plans for the setting up of an international school of excellence in Andhra Pradesh.
The Agha Khan Development Network would build the school, which is expected to start functioning from July 2006.
The Aga Khan personally inspected the 50-acre site offered by the state government for the academy, and later met Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to give his nod for setting up the school.
To be set up at an estimated cost of Rs.400 crore, the Aga Khan Academy for Education would offer education till Class 11.
At the historical Humayun's Tomb, His Highness the Aga Khan, hereditary spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) together with India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh today announced the seven recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The announcement marked the completion of the ninth cycle of the programme. The Award, which has a triennial prize fund of US$ 500,000, is the world's largest architectural award. The seven projects selected by the 2004 Award Master Jury are:
Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)
Alamshar's owner the Aga Khan said: 'I am very pleased indeed. 'Alamshar and Dalakhani both had logical reasons to run in the Irish Derby and before that race I did say that I was aiming Alamshar at this race. Dalakhani is having an autumn campaign.
'The two horses had a programme that was going to clash in the Irish Derby but probably not after that but who knows.
'I think Alamshar has improved since his Irish Derby victory. I really don't know if Alamshar and Dalakhani will meet again.
'Good horse's programmes need to be developed race by race and that is what I am trying to do.
His Highness the Aga Khan and Britain's Queen Elizabeth IIBritain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with His Highness Aga Khan, the owner of winning horse Azamour ridden by jockey Mick Kinane who won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Newbury racecourse, Berkshire, England.
It was a fantastic race with the horse being absolutely last till about 75% of the race was over, and then it overtook all the other horses to come in first.
Belgian Christophe Soumillon will ride the favourite Dalakhani in the Arc. Picture: Getty ImagesMelbourne spring carnival entries Vinnie Roe, Black Sam Bellamy and Mubtaker are scheduled to take their place in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp tomorrow and, while they are not expected to travel to Melbourne, their performances will give Australians a helpful insight into international form.
AP News w/photo - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, center, gestures at the inauguration of the newly restored gardens of emperor Humayun's Tomb built in 1565-72 AD in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2003. The Aga Khan Trust funded the revitalization of the gardens, pathways, fountains and water channels surrounding Humayun's Tomb, which is a world heritage site. Others in the pictures are not identified. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Norman Foster, Frank Gehry oder Renzo Piano werden ihn wahrscheinlich nie bekommen, den kaum bekannten und doch höchstdotierten Architekturpreis der Welt, den der Aga Khan alle drei Jahre vergibt. Er ist das Oberhaupt der kleinen muslimischen Glaubensgemeinschaft der Ismailiten. Deshalb werden vor allem Projekte im nördlichen Afrika, im Nahen Osten, auf dem indischen Subkontinent und in Indonesien ausgezeichnet.
More - Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan during His visit to the Nothern Areas in Pakistan - 2000-10-19Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Your Excellency Mr. Abbas Sarfaraz Khan, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Your Excellency Mr. Kurt Juul, Administrator and Head of the European Commission Delegation in Pakistan, Your Excellency Mr. Yannick Gerard, Ambassador of France Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,Assa'lam-o-Alaikum,
The Aga Khan with National Building Museum Chair Carolyn Schwenker Brody, above, before receiving the fifth Vincent Scully Prize at the museum last night for his decades-long efforts to reenergize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. At left, the prince chats with Scully and his wife, Catherine Lynn.Photo Credit: Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post
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Séjour au Mali du prince Aga Khan: un fort intérêt pour la cultureL'illustre visiteur a assisté à l'inauguration du Musée national rénové, visité la mosqué Djingareiber et le centre Ahmed Baba de Tombouctou, la mosquée et le centre culturel de Djenné
See the Video of the Interview in the link below the text.
There's No Conflict Between Islam and Democracy'In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the hereditary imam of Shiite Ismaili Muslims, argues that today's Middle Eastern terrorists are fueled by political motivations and not religion.
Your majesty, the world is shocked by terrorist attacks that are carried out by people who claim to be fighting for Islam. You, as a prominent Muslim leader, have claimed that Islam is a religion of peace. Does that mean that Islam has two faces?
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ISLAMABAD, Dec 1: The Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrives here on Tuesday at the start of an official visit to Pakistan.During his stay, he will hold discussions with President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali and other senior government officials.
The Aga Khan is expected to preside at the coming convocation of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, and to attend meetings of the university's board of trustees, says a press release issued here on Monday.
<b>November 7, 2001</b>: The Nation - African Projects Win Aga Khan Award - THE AGA KHAN'S HISTORIC SYRIA VISIT - 2001-11-07Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The 18th Century A'alam Va'ez House in Isfahan, which is now used as the Isfahan headquaters. It is part of an ongoing project comprising more than 30 urban revitalisation and development initiatives in 21 cities throughout Iran that won the 2001 New Life for Old Structures Award.
Three African projects were among nine winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture that were presented yesterday at the Citadel of Aleppo, Syria at a ceremony held under the patronage of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
His Highness Aga Khan Kerim IV together with his brother His Highness Prince Amin Aga Khan have arrived in Kyrgyzstan on an official visit. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Nikolai Tanaev has met him at the airport. A ceremony of laying foundation of the University of Central Asia took place in Naryn today.
Comments: Did you know that at a race meeting yesterday at Longchamp, France, Hazar Imam's horse Dalakhani won.. Hazar Imam was there, it seemed on His own and He gave a very short interview talking about the Arc race in 3 weeks time, he said he hadn't made His mind up as to which horse would be running etc.. the jockey riding the horse yesterday was Soumillion. Hazar Imam looked happy, wearing a navy suit and was pleased to accept the trophy. Don't have a recording of the race as it caught me on the hop.