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Pakistan for peace with India: Musharraf - PAKISTAN FOR PEACE WITH INDIA: MUSHARRAF - 2003-05-03

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.

Pakistan Gov't Likely to Declare Gwadar a Tax-Free Zone - PAKISTAN GOV'T LIKELY TO DECLARE GWADER A TAX FREE ZONE - 2003-05-06

Source: 
/asia.news.yahoo.com/030506/4/x5w6.html Asia Pulse

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 Karim Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad - AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN ISLAMABAD - 2003-12-03

Source: 
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-12-2003_pg7_24 The Daily Times

Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect, arrived here Tuesday night on a 6-day visit to Pakistan.Federal Minister for Water and Power, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao received the guest at Chaklala air base.
The Prince's prominent followers were also present at the air base. During his stay in Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan will meet President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali.

Prince Karim Aga Khan meets Shaukat Aziz - PRIME MINISTER SHAUKAT AZIZ ASKS HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN TO INVEST IN PAKISTAN - 2004-12-06

Source: 
www.geo.tv/main_files/pakistan.aspx?id=52972 Geo World

Spiritual Leader of the Ismailis, Prince Karim Aha Khan called on Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz here at the Prime Minister House on Sunday and discussed the regional and international situation.He congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful tour of SAARC countries.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz briefed Prince Karim Aga Khan about his recent dialogue process with Indian leadership and said Pakistan wanted peace and stability in the region and willing to resolve all the disputes including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir peacefully in accordance with the aspiration of Kashmiris.

Karim Aga Khan meets Jamali, Musharraf - PRINCE AGA KHAN MEETS MUSHARRAF, JAMALI - 2003-12-03

Source: 
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-12-2003_pg7_30 The Daily Times

Spiritual leader of Ismailis Prince Karim Aga Khan called on General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali here on Wednesday and discussed matters pertaining to mutual interest with them.
Aga Khan held detailed talks with Mr Jamali on the prospects of investment in various fields especially the telecommunication, financial, and social sectors.

Musharraf urges donors to help end poverty - AGA KHAN TO SETUP BANK IN AFGHANISTAN - 2002-03-12

Source: 
www.brooknorth.com

President Gen Pervez Musharraf has called upon the international donors and the private sector to help remove poverty by extending adequate grants and loans specially for the establishment of micro-finance banks in the country.
'My government has created a policy framework for investment in the micro-finance banking and now the international donors and the private sector should invest in Pakistan and take the advantage of our liberal policies', he added.

New bridges to provide vital food access - AFGHANISTAN: NEW BRIDGES TO PROVIDE VITAL FOOD ACCESS - 2002-07-25

The construction of five new bridges by the Aga Khan Foundation between the remote northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan and the southeastern Badakhshoni Khui province in Tajikistan, will help improve the food situation in extremely vulnerable areas, aid workers told IRIN on Thursday. Both provinces are very mountainous, difficult to reach and are geographically isolated in economic terms.

New start, new ideas and new faces - EC OKAYS 20m EURO GRANT FOR AKF - 2003-05-06

Source: 
www.balochistanexpress.com Balochistan Express

Education Minister Zobaida Jalal said Tuesday that the education budget is expected to be further enhanced to Rs. 12.5 billion this year compared to last year and the shortage of textbooks would be over soon. 'Our budget requirements are huge: We are talking about anything from Rs. 12.5 billion, yet it will depend on the resources of the government, she said speaking as the chief guest at the Euro 20 million (about Rs. 1.28 billion) grant signing ceremony between Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan and European Commission (EC) for the Northern Pakistan Education Project (NPEP).

Ismailis empower women - AGA KHAN HELPED BREAK PAK-INDIA IMPASSE - 2003-05-03

Source: 
www.indolink.com/News/International/news_050403-000701.php

Islamabad, May 4 (NNN) : It was the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community in Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan, who led the backdoor diplomatic efforts to break the Indo-Pak impasse, according to newspaper reports here.
At least two knowledgeable ruling politicians and a few senior Pakistani officials are crediting intense background efforts of Aga Khan for the diplomatic breakthrough between Islamabad and New Delhi that in the past few days again ignited hope of a durable peace.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance Mobilises Support - AGA KHAN EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND ANNOUCES SUPPORT FOR RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY ASIA EARTHQUAKE - 2005-10-10

Source: 
www.akdn.org/news/20051014.html

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has mobilised specialised staff, volunteers and resources in response to the widespread destruction following the earthquake which struck several parts of Pakistan.

Govt committed to uplift of remote areas: Jamali - GOVT COMMITTED TO UPLIFT REMOTE AREAS - 2003-05-04

Source: 
jang.com.pk/thenews/may2003-daily/04-05-2003/metro/i2.htm

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Saturday said his government was committed to the development of health, education, female literacy and employment in country's remotest areas.

EC okays 20m euro grant for AKF - EC OKAYS 20m EURO GRANT FOR AKF - 2003-05-06

Source: 
jang.com.pk/thenews/may2003-daily/06-05-2003/metro/i2.htm

The European Commission (EC) has approved 20 million euros (approximately Rs 1.28 billion) grant for Pakistan's educational development, to be undertaken by Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan (AKFP) over the next five years.
The grant aims at improving access, quality and sustainability of education for in-school and out-of-school children, with increased gender equity and the participation of communities in the Northern Areas and Chitral (NAC).

EUROPEAN UNION TO EXTEND RS 540 MILLION FOR EDUCATION SECTOR - EUROPEAN UNION TO EXTEND RS 540 MILLION FOR EDUCATION SECTOR - 2001-06-01

The European Union will extend 19 million euro (Rs540m) to assist the educational sector in Pakistan. The funding will mainly support the Aga Khan Foundation's Institute for Educational Development (IED), Phase-2.
The purpose of the EU contribution towards the 2nd phase of the IED is to strengthen its capacity to help ensure the sustainability of its educational programmes. The EU support is provided with a view to assist to improve the quality, effectiveness, relevance and outreach of education systems in Pakistan.

Finance Minister hails services of AKRSP - FINANCE MINISTER HAILS SERVICES OF AKRSP - 2003-12-17

Source: 
/jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2003-daily/16-12-2003/metro/i5.htm THe News International

Finance Minister Shuakat Aziz on Monday lauded the achievements of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and pledged the government's firm backing to the initiative.
'The government has recently underwritten the $238 million second tranche to the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which I am told is a strong supporter of the RSPs and is increasingly becoming a major development partner,' he said, while speaking at the inaugural conference on 'lesions in development - the AKRSP experience,' here.

Aga Khan Expresses Sympathy - AGA KHAN EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND ANNOUCES SUPPORT FOR RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY ASIA EARTHQUAKE - 2005-10-10

Source: 
www.akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today conveyed his deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Pakistan on the great loss of life, serious injury and widespread material destruction resulting from the earthquake that struck several parts of Pakistan.

Aga Khan sees better economic indicators - AGA KHAN SEES BETTER ECONOMIC INDICATORS - 2002-03-15

Source: 
www.jang.com.pk/thenews

The Aga Khan has said that economic indicators in Pakistan look significantly better. 'My belief is that they will continue to improve,' he said while speaking on PTV programme 'News Night' late on Wednesday night.

Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad - AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN ISLAMABAD - 2003-12-03

Source: 
www.chitralnews.com/Latest%20News.htm Chitral News

Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived in Islamabad Tuesday evening. He would meet President Musharraf and Prime minister Jamali, before leaving on a one day visit of Chitral on Thursday. At Chitral the Aga Khan is scheduled to address his followers at Garam Chashma and Booni, besides attending a luncheon arranged by the district administration at the Scouts Officers Mess. Though the Aga Khan is scheduled to return to Islamabad the same day but incase of bad weather, he would be staying at the Hindukush Heights Hotel, as learnt here.

Aga Khan behind thaw in Indo-Pak relations - AGA KHAN HELPED BREAK PAK-INDIA IMPASSE - 2003-05-03

Source: 
www.dailyexcelsior.com Daily Excelsior

The efforts of the Aga Khan, apart from US diplomatic pressure, is being seen as a factor, behind the recent attempts towards creating a 'thaw' in Indo-Pak relations, a leading Pakistani newspaper has reported.
At least two knowledgeable ruling politicians and a few senior Pakistani officials have credited intense background efforts of spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, Prince Karim Aga Khan, for diplomatic breakthrough between Islamabad and New Delhi that in the past few days again ignited hope of a durable peace, 'the news' reported today.

Aga Khan calls on Musharraf - AGA KHAN CALLS ON MUSHARRAF - 2003-05-03

Source: 
jang.com.pk/thenews/may2003-daily/03-05-2003/main/main12.htm

Spiritual leader of the Ismalli community Prince Karim Aga Khan called on President General Pervez Musharraf at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here on Friday.


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