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Pakistan Observer - AGA KHAN TO SETUP BANK IN AFGHANISTAN - 2002-03-12

President General Pervez Musharraf has said a conducive policy framework and support mechanism has been ensured to encourage private investment in the micro finance sector and the private sector and development organisations must take full advantage of these measures to contribute towards real poverty eradication in the country.
He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the First Micro Finance Bank set up by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development here on Monday.

AKU 1 - AKU CONVOCATION GRADUATES 275 DOCTORS, NURSES AND TEACHERS</I> - 2005-12-03

Source: 
www.aku.edu/news/majorevents/akucon2005.shtml

In his address at Aga Khan University's (AKU) Convocation 2005, the Chief Guest, His Excellency Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, said, 'I am privileged to be in this centre of excellence, which is an icon of quality education all over the world.' Observing that unhealthy nations can never progress, he reiterated that in order to become global competitive players, it is necessary to acknowledge a new paradigm and education systems need to change.

Dawn - AGA KHAN'S VISIT TO PAKISTAN</I> - 2005-12-01

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2005/12/03/local8.htm

Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual head of the Ismaili community, held a meeting with Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad Khan at the Governor?s House on Friday. Views were exchanged on various matters of importance including rehabilitation of earthquake-hit people and ongoing measures for the promotion of health and education facilities in the province. The governor appreciated the assistance and cooperation extended by Aga Khan for the relief and rehabilitation of quake-hit people. He welcomed the visit of Aga Khan to Pakistan to express his solidarity at this hour of trial.

Harold - AGA KHAN INAUGURATES STATE-OF-ART CANCER TREATMENT CENTRE AT AKU</I> - 2005-12-02

Source: 
www.harolddoan.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7199

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU) today inaugurated the US $8.4 million Ibn Zuhr Building for Oncology Services at AKU?s Karachi campus.

Daily Times with Photo - AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON EDUCATION at AKU CONVOCATION 2003 - 2003-12-06

Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Saturday told journalists at the 16th convocation of Aga Khan University (AKU) that the government was committed to reforming education because it was critical to Pakistan?s economic and social development.New education initiatives were being implemented that would enhance primary school enrolment, training opportunities for teachers and school administrators, spread literacy and encourage public-private partnership in education, Mr Jamali said.

Press Release - AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON EDUCATION at AKU CONVOCATION 2003 - 2003-12-06

Source: 
www.akdn.org

When people of a distinctive faith or culture feel economically powerless or inherit clear injustice from which they cannot escape, or find their traditions and values engulfed culturally, and their societies maligned as bleak and unjust ...they risk becoming the victims of those who would gain power by perverting an open, fluid, pluralistic tradition of thought and belief into something closed and insular.'
'It would be wrong to see this as the future of the Ummah.'

More - KARIMABAD AND BALTIT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, PAKISTAN - 2000-10-11

Source: 
http://www.britishairways.com/tourism/docs/2000_winners/winners06.shtml

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture has restored the prime historic landmark of the 700 year old Baltit Fort on the terraced slopes in Hunza, in Northern Pakistan. The main theme of the project is to preserve this setting despite natural decay and the inevitable impact of recent changes, such as urbanisation which has begun to threaten the integrity of the built heritage. The Fort is now a museum and cultural centre.

More - A LEARNING EXPERIENCE - 2002-08-04

Source: 
www.torontostar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_PrintFriendly&c=Article&cid=1026143924838

THE MURMUR of young students reciting the Qur'an wafts through the hallways of this remote village school. It's a familiar sound in the crumbling classrooms of rural Pakistan, where students often memorize Islam's holy book without learning its lessons.
But in this isolated mountain valley, three days' drive from Islamabad, students at the Aga Khan Girls' School live in a different world.

Instead of mud brick walls and dirt floors, they sit in a spotless science laboratory. And along with their headscarves, they wear lab coats.

More from Dawn - AGA KHAN TO HELP REVITALIZE KABUL AREA - 2002-04-30

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2002/05/01/int3.htm

Aga Khan Cultural Services (Afghanistan), a newly established affiliate of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), will lead the revitalisation of a significant but currently degraded urban area in central Kabul around the historic Timur Shah Mausoleum.Under an agreement signed in Kabul on Tuesday with the Government of Afghanistan and the Municipality of Kabul, the AKTC will help provide area planning, conduct physical and social surveys, mobilize technical and financial support and undertake conservation work on the historic urban fabric of the City of Kabul in District 1, as well as landscap

More from Dawn - PHILANTHROPISTS DONATE Rs20m FOR ONCOLOGY FACILITY - 2003-02-03

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/02/03/local7.htm

Philanthropists donate Rs20m for oncology facilityKARACHI, Feb 2: The Aga Khan University took a big step towards realizing its dream of setting up a well-equipped oncology services facility when it managed to raise Rs20 million at a dinner on Saturday night , bringing the total amount collected from philanthropists to Rs220 million.
The facility is expected to cost Rs456 million, about Rs216 million of which will be given by the university. This means that only about Rs20 million remains to be raised which, according to the university administration, will be raised soon.

Dawn - EC OKAYS 20m EURO GRANT FOR AKF - 2003-05-06

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/05/07/nat15.htm

The European Commission will provide Euro 20 million (equivalent to Rs1.28 billion) to the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) as grant for implementation of its programme to increase women's access to education in the Northern Areas and Chitral.
A contract to this effect was signed between the ambassador and head of the European Commission delegation in Pakistan, Ilkka Uusitalo, and AKF Chairman Kamal Chinoy at the education ministry on Tuesday. Minister for Education Zobaida Jalal was also present.

President Gen Pervez Musharraf - CONDOLENCES - 2003-05-16

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/05/15/nat9.htm

President Gen Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali and Pakistan People's Party Chairperson Benazir Bhutto have condoled the death of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan.In his condolence message to Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, on Wednesday, President Musharraf said Sadruddin Aga Khan was a great friend of Pakistan. 'May Allah Almighty rest his soul in peace and grant your highness and the bereaved family the patience to bear this great loss,' he said.

Three Rs443 million projects for Karachi launched

President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday launched three major projects for Karachi which will be completed within two years at a cost of over Rs443 million.

Unesco heritage distinction award for Ganish-Hunza

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/04/08/nat26.htm

Hunza has once again achieved Unesco's Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation, a statement issued here on Monday said.The award of distinction for the year 2002 has been given to Ganish, a small settlement in central Hunza in the Northern Areas, for preserving four historical mosques.
In all, 142 entries from 37 Asia-Pacific countries competed for the Award, bringing to world attention the high quality of conservation work being done around the region.

president to inaugurate bank - previous article on same subject - AGA KHAN DUE TODAY - 2002-03-09

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2002/03/06/nat16.htm

President Gen Pervez Musharraf will inaugurate here on March 11 the establishment of another Micro Finance Bank to offer small loans to the needy.
The bank is a joint venture between the Aga Khan Foundation and the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank.
According to official sources, the bank will have a Rs500 million paid-up capital, which will be increased gradually.
The government had set up last year the Micro Finance Bank, now named Khushhali Bank, with an initial capital of Rs1 billion. The president will also be the chief guest at the launch of Serena hotel.

Benazir pays tribute to Aga Khan-2003-05-17

Source: 
www.dailytimes.com

Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistan People’s Party chairperson, has said that Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan will be mourned not only by his family, friends and the Ismaili community but also by “the larger world where he was well known and respected”.

In her condolence letter to the late prince’s widow, Ms Bhutto wrote: “So many will mourn the passing of a sensitive man of enormous intelligence, understanding and compassion. I will mourn him for all those reasons. I will mourn him too as a good friend of my family over many decades.” —Staff Report

Speech by H.H. the Aga Khan in Lahore, Pakistan - 1996-12-03

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Speech At The Rotary Club Karachi, Pakistan-1964-12-01

Source: 
Guiding Lines

This speech was delivered at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad by H.R.H. The Agakhan in December, 1964.

I am grateful and honoured by your kind invitation to me to-night, and I am sincerely thankful to you for having given me this occasion to meet the industrial and business elite of this historical and beautiful city.

SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN-1960-10-02

Source: 
Speeches, Ii, Pp. 34-35

His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan inaugurated the Urdu University at Karachi. 80 years old, Dr. Molvi Abdul Haq in his address of welcome recalled the historic occasion which happened 64 years ago at Aligarh when Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan who was as old as he himself, presented an address of welcome to His late Royal Highness Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III, who was as young as the present Aga Khan.

In his address, His Royal Highness said:

Speech at the Foundation Stone Laying of Al-Ilmu Reading Room-1960-10-01

Source: 
Africa Ismaili, New Series

To the Chairman & Members of the Students Union.

"I should congratulate them most heartily on the occasion of the foundation stone laying ceremony of their new Reading Room. I feel that by having this Reading Room and in this particular locality so close to our Jamatkhana, to our secondary school and to our maternity home, we could not have a better institution in a more appropriate place.

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