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Aga Khan addresses thousands in Tajikistan-1998-09-24

Source: 
BBC World Service

The leader of the world's Ismaili community, the Aga Khan -- who's visiting Tajikistan -- has addressed a crowd of more than eighty-thousand followers in the Pamir mountains.

It's only the second time that the Aga Khan has visited Tajikistan and many people slept overnight in the mountain valley ready for his arrival.

In a speech the Aga Khan called on Muslims to stop fighting each other and said that his greatest wish was for peace.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT KHOROG DURING VISIT TO TAJIKISTAN-1998-09-24

Your Excellency President Rakhmonov, Your Excellency Deputy Chairman Koimdodov for the Majlisi Olli, Your Excellency Chairman Nyazmamadov, Your Excellency the Mayor, distinguished guests.

We gather this afternoon to open the first formal educational program undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network in Central Asia. I thank you President Rakhmonov for your kind words on this special occasion and for your encouragement.

SPEECH MADE BY HAZAR IMAM – AT THE ADDRESS TO THE ASSEMBLY DURING THE VISIT TO TAJIKISTAN-1998-09-24

Your Excellency President Rakhmonov, your Excellency Deputy Chairman Koimdodov of the Majilis Olli, your Excellency Chairman Nyazmamadov, Distinguished guests

President Rakhmonov, I want to thank you again for the warm and generous welcome and hospitality you have extended to Me since My arrival in Tajikistan.

Your words have touched Me deeply, and I would like everyone to know that though results have been achieved in our common programs, those sorts of results cannot be achieved unless the people who take decisions not only work together but are genuine friends.

Roof of the world' survival-1998-09-24

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Source: 
BBC world

The people of the Pamirs are cut off from the rest of the world for months on end

An ambitious project is underway in the remote region of the Pamir mountains to help the mountain people fend for themselves.

For decades the mountain range, which is described by the Tajiks as "the roof of the world", was dependent on Moscow for survival.

But when the Soviet Union collapsed, the Aga Khan foundation stepped in to fill the gap. It is now trying to teach the people self-sufficiency.

Aga Khan welcomed in Tajikistan-1998-09-24

Source: 
BBC World Service

The leader of the world's Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, has been welcomed by thousands of his followers at the start of a visit to the Pamir mountains of eastern Tajikistan.

On his arrival at the region's only airport, the Aga Khan was given the traditional welcome -- he was offered salt and bread.

Later in the region's capital, Khorog, schoolchildren waved flowers and chanted songs in his honour.

The Ismaili community like other groups in Tajikistan has been severely affected by the civil war which followed independence.

Spiritual Leader Pays Working Visit to Tajikistan-1998-09-23

Source: 
Itar-Tass

The spiritual leader of the world Ishmaelites, Prince Aga Khan IV, who is paying a week-long visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of President emomali Rakhmonov, on Thursday left for the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region where the most populous diaspora of Ishmaelites resides.

The spiritual leader of the murids, the followers of the "living God," or crown prince Aga Khan IV, is accompanied on the Badakhshan journey, just as during his visit to Tajikistan in May 1995, by President Emomali Rakhmonov.

Tajik Leader Awards Aga Khan IV with Order.-1998-09-22

Source: 
Itar-Tass

Spiritual leader of world's Ismailis Aga Khan IV said on Tuesday after his meeting with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmonov that "now Tajikistan is going through a very important time when the foundation is being laid for its development in future."

Aga Khan IV is staying in Dushanbe for a visit at the invitation of the head of state.

"During the visit we want to consider projects to make our contribution in the support of the peace process and the economic development of Tajikistan," Aga Khan IV said.

Ismailis' Leader Aga Khan IV to Visit Tajikistan.-1998-09-21

Source: 
Itar-Tass

The Tajik government and the spiritual leader of the world's Ismailis Aga Khan IV will discuss cooperation prospects during the latter's visit to the republic beginning on September 21.

Deputy chairman of the Tajik parliament Kozidavlat Komdodov told Itar-Tass that during the visit which will last until September 28, the Imam of the world's Ismailis will meet President Emomali Rakhmonov, the leadership of the commission for national reconciliation and government ministers.

Aga Khan IV will also meet Ismailis who live on the territory of the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan.

A Tajik interlude-1998-10-06

Source: 
The News, Karachi

Shortly after we checked in at Hotel Tajikistan in Dushanbe, it shook. But this tremor was quickly dissolved into a rush of intellectual as well as emotional vibrations as we embarked on a remarkable journey of discovery. And while the sojourn in Tajikistan, which lasted for more than ten days, was designed around the visit there of the Aga Khan, with specific focus on the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network, I could not help looking at everything with reference to what is happening in Pakistan. We know about the great battles of history that have been fought in Central Asia.

AGA KHAN OUTLINES PATH TO PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN-1998-09-28

Source: 
www.ismaili.net

In a powerful appeal to all Muslims in Afghanistan, Shia and Sunni alike, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, outlined a basis for constructing a new and more stable civil order in Central Asia.

"All Afghans should, as promptly as possible, re-establish open and brotherly dialogue among themselves, as our Faith instructs us to do, so that Islam's ethic of peace becomes a national reality." "We are not allowed to live in hate."

Aga Khan calls for Afghan dialogue-1998-09-29

Source: 
dawn.com

In an appeal to all Muslims in Afghanistan, Shia and Sunni alike, the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, recently outlined a basis for constructing a more stable civil order in Central Asia.

"All Afghans should, as promptly as possible, re-establish open and brotherly dialogue among themselves, as our faith instructs us to do, so that Islam's ethic of peace becomes a national reality. We are not allowed to live in hate."

Aga Khan Calls for Dialogu-1998-09-28

Source: 
Itar-Tass

"All the Afghans should
promptly resume an open and fraternal dialogue, thereby turning
Islamic peace ethics into a national reality and putting an end to
hatred and division," Ismailite spiritual leader Aga Khan the Fourth
said during a meeting with people from the Gorno-Badakhshan
Autonomous Region of Tajikistan and the Afghan representatives,
who had arrived there from the neighbouring country.

Imam Aga Khan had spent one week in the republic at the

Spiritual Leader Pays Working Visit to Tajikistan-1998-09-24

Source: 
Itar-Tass

The spiritual leader of
the world Ishmaelites, Prince Aga Khan IV, who is paying a week-
long visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of President emomali
Rakhmonov, on Thursday left for the Gorno-Badakhshan
autonomous region where the most populous diaspora of
Ishmaelites resides.

The spiritual leader of the murids, the followers of the "living
God," or crown prince Aga Khan IV, is accompanied on the
Badakhshan journey, just as during his visit to Tajikistan in May

Tajik Leader Awards Aga Khan IV with Order-1998-09-22

Source: 
Itar-Tass

Spiritual leader of world's Ismailis Aga Khan IV said on Tuesday after his meeting with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmonov that "now Tajikistan is going through a very important time when the foundation is being laid for its development in future."

Aga Khan IV is staying in Dushanbe for a visit at the invitation of the head of state.

"During the visit we want to consider projects to make our contribution in the support of the peace process and the economic development of Tajikistan," Aga Khan IV said.

Ismailis' Leader Aga Khan IV to Visit Tajikistan-1998-09-16

Source: 
Itar-Tass

The Tajik government and the spiritual leader of the world's Ismailis Aga Khan IV will discuss cooperation prospects during the latter's visit to the republic beginning on September 21.

Deputy chairman of the Tajik parliament Kozidavlat Komdodov told Itar-Tass that during the visit which will last until September 28, the Imam of the world's Ismailis will meet President Emomali Rakhmonov, the leadership of the commission for national reconciliation and government ministers.

Aga Khan IV will also meet Ismailis who live on the territory of the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan.

Bakhoi baland ba faoliyato khazinai AgaKhan-2003-09-02

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Article: Emori markazi ismailion dar Dushanbe-2003-09-04

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Source: 
Journal: Jumkhuriat

Pour l'eau, des Tadjiks font plus confiance à l'Aga Khan qu'à l'ONU-2003-09-02

Les fontaines de Douchanbe, la capitale tadjike, ont célébré ces trois derniers jours le déroulement, sous l'égide de l'ONU, d'un forum sur la crise de l'eau, mais nombre de Tadjiks, notamment parmi les musulmans ismaéliens, font surtout confiance à leur chef spirituel, l'Aga Khan, pour résoudre le problème.

Dévastée par une guerre civile dans les années 1990, l'ancienne république soviétique d'Asie centrale a fait bonne figure pour accueillir le forum consacré aux problèmes de désertification et des maladies infectieuses transmises par l'eau, qui s'est clos lundi soir.

Tajiks have more faith in Aga Khan than UN water forum-2003-09-02

Source: 
www.terradaily.com

Fountains played all around Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe for a UN-sponsored water forum this week, but many in this war-weary Central Asian country drew greater comfort from the visit of Ismaili Muslim leader the Aga Khan.

Having been wracked by civil war in the 1990s, this remote mountain republic of 6.5 million people was determined to show the world a new face at the International Fresh Water Forum, intended to help ease ex-Soviet Central Asias deepening crisis of desertification and disease.

First Ismaili centre in Tajikistan-2003-09-01

Source: 
www.dawn.com

The foundation stone of The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was laid on Monday afternoon by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmonov on a 25,500 square-metre site in the centre of the city.

President Rahmonov underlined the commitment of his government to provide enabling conditions for the development of institutions promoting "freedom of conscience, pluralism and faith" as well as "exchange of opinions and national accord in society."


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