Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Ceremony of the FMIC Women's Wing, Kabul 2012-10-20Posted October 23rd, 2012 by librarian-hd
Your Excellency Vice President Khalili
Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de la Republique Française
Ministers in the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Members of the Provisional Operating Committee of the FMIC
Distinguished Guests and Friends
Assalam-o-Alaikum, Good Morning and Bonjour
It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you today as we celebrate the success and the expansion of the French Medical Institute for Children.
The Foundation Ceremony of the new Women’s Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) today, marked the start of construction for a new obstetrics and gynaecology wing on the hospital premises that will provide high quality care for mothers and newborns in Afghanistan. The building, which will take 24 months to complete, will offer 52 additional beds for obstetric and gynecologic care and a 14-bed neonatal intensive care unit — the first in Afghanistan.
His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan officially opened the restored mausoleum of Timur Shah today.
(Delivered by Prince Amyn Aga Khan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan)
Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
2007, July 24: Delegations from 20 countries arrived here to pay homage to the late king, including Prince Karim Aga Khan, British Foreign Secretary and Indian Minister for Water Resources Saifuddin Soz. [APP] [AFP WirePhoto]
2009, November 19: Kabul, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai took his oath of office today for his second term in a stately inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul. The first few rows, occupied by besuited foreign dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke, the Aga Khan, and Pakistani President Asif Zardari, rounded out the guest list.
2008, January 14: Four heavily armed Taleban fighters have attacked the Serena hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the main hotel there for international visitors. [More]
2008, may 21: Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan visited the future site of the Serena Hotel in Ghulkin. [Photo] [More]
2007, November 3: The Baghe Babur (Babur's Garden) became a symbol of Kabul's devastation. The Aga Khan, spiritual head of the world's Ismaili Muslims and a friend of the government of President Hamid Karzai, led the effort to fix it up. The German government pitched in. The hope was that the garden, restored to its former splendour, would become a symbol of the city's renaissance. [Globe and Mail]
The site of Baghe Babur is thought to be that of the "paradise garden" that Babur, founder of the
Mughal empire, gave instructions for in 1528 AD (935 AH). It is one of several gardens that Babur
had laid out for recreation and pleasure during his life, while choosing this site as his last restingplace. Initially buried in Agra, Babur's body was laid to rest in the 1540s in the garden that has
since borne his name.
L?un des organismes non gouvernementaux d?Afghanistan financés par l?Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) , est l?Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Cet organisme présent dans de nombreux autres pays comme l?Inde, le Kenya, le Pakistan, la Syrie, etc.
L?un des organismes non gouvernementaux d?Afghanistan financés par l?Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) , est l?Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Cet organisme présent dans de nombreux autres pays comme l?Inde, le Kenya, le Pakistan, la Syrie, etc. est actif dans trois secteurs précis, soit le Développement économique, le Développement social et la culture.
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) today received a banking licence for The First MicroFinanceBank (FMFB). The institution, with an initial capital of
US$ 5 million, will be the first of its kind to be established under the country's new regulatory structure.
Afghanistan?s second Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) licence was awarded on Saturday to an international consortium with strong regional connections led by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and comprising Monaco Telecom International (MTI), U.S.-based MCT Corp. and worldwide telecommunications leader Alcatel. The award of the tender to AKFED will now proceed for ratification by the Council of Ministers chaired by President Hamid Karzai.
The intricate marble inlay is intact on the 'makhbara', glinting in the noon day sun as the workmen washing away the grime from their morning's labour, allow the water from a newly opened aqueduct to dance off the grave of the founder of the Mughal Empire.For less than a dollar a day - that is roughly 44 Afghanis (Dh12) - this is clearly a labour of love.
Afghan Girls Proudly Take Their Seats in ClassroomEducation: Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai hails the start of the school year as a joyful day for his nation. - 2002-03-23Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
After years of being turned away at the schoolhouse gates, girls marched proudly at the head of the class Saturday at a ceremony here marking the start of school and the resumption of education for girls as well as boys in this country freeing itself from the Taliban's grim grip.
'A great day for Afghanistan,' declared interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai after being showered with golden confetti by a choir of gaily dressed female pupils. 'Probably today was the happiest day for me personally here--to see our children go to school and to see them happy.'
An international consortium began testing a new cellular network in the Afghan capital on Thursday and will soon launch commercial services that will break a telecommunications monopoly. Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd., an Afghan company owned by several international investors, made the announcement in Kabul after Afghan Communications Minister Masoom Stanekzai made the first call on the network. 'This telephone call is an important one because it symbolizes what is being done to help this country,' Stanekzai said.