What can a more efficient and more advanced telephone system do for Pakistan's future? In a country where 110 million people were served by only 700,000 telephone lines, (according to 1989 statistics) how can modern information technology bridge the gaps in communication, understanding, knowledge, resources and opportunities between people?
The Karachi Jamat was blessed with the gracious presence of Sakar Mowlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni from 13th February 1981 when he arrived at about 11:30 in the night, to Tuesday 17th February, when he left around 10 in the morning. The three day visit was packed with activity, the highlight of which was the official inauguration of the School of Nursing at the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Complex by President of Pakistan, General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq.
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.
Shortly after assuming the reins of Imamat His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan started on a whirlwind tour of Ismailis. Before his auspicious arrival at Karachi, the birth place of his grandfather, in August 1957, Imam-e-Zamam visited Ismaili centres at London and Paris. These visits were marked by memorable scenes of devotion to the spiritual father.
SLAMABAD, Feb 18: Prince Karim Aga Khan has warmly congratulated Mohammad Nawaz Sharif on the landslide victory achieved by his part in the Feb 3 elections and on assuming the office of Prime Minister.
In a message addressed to the prime minister, Prince Karim Aga Khan said,
THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY A MOST IMPRESSIVE SUCCESS STORY OF GROWTH AND EXPANSION Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan - 1989-03-20Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Speaking at the first Convocation of the Aga Khan University on 20th March 1989, President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, referred to the Aga Khan University Medical Centre as a most impressive story of growth and expansion.'
SPEECH BY MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM ON THE OCCASION OF THE FOURTH CONVOCATION OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING Saturday November 16th, 1991
Your Excellency the Prime Minister Your Excellency the Governor of Sindh Acting Chief Minister of Sindh Excellencies Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University Faculty Members Students and their families Distinguished guests
Text of Mawlana Hazar Imam's speech at the Inauguration Ceremony on November 11 1985.
Your Excellency The President; Your excellency the Governor of Sind; Honourable Chief Minister of Sind; Honourable Ministers; Your Excellencies; Distinguished Guests.
Mr President, your unfaltering encouragement has enabled us to bring the Aga Khan University into being. To give the first private University in Pakistan your support was a bold initiative and one to which I wish to offer the fullest recognition.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for your very kind Address of Welcome. My wife and I are deeply grateful for your generous words and warm hospitality. This is our last official function before we leave Pakistan, having completed a five-week visit. It is particularly appropriate that we should say goodbye here because we began our journey in Iran and have thus just visited two of our three RCD countries. We have had the most magnificent reception everywhere we have been, and I say here on my wife's behalf as well as my own, a very warm and most grateful 'thank you' to everyone.
THE AGA KHAN MEETS THE PRESSAGA KHAN LAUDS PAKISTAN'S EFFORTS FOR PROGRESS.
The Aga Khan's dedication to health in PakistanThe inauguration of the Aga Khan Maternity Home, Karimabad, befittingly marks the 55th anniversary of persistent dedication to the medical needs of the people of Pakistan by the family of the Aga Khan.
For it was in the year 1924 that Sir Sultan Mohammad Shyah Aga Khan III - one of the great leaders of the Pakistan Movement and the first President of the All India Muslim League - established one of the first maternity homes in Karachi.
Rawalpindi January 15, 1970As Prince Aga Khan's personal aircraft carrying the Royal Couple landed at Chaklala airport, at 12:40 p.m. the crowd burst into shouts of 'Ya Ali', 'Prince Karim Zindabad - Princess Salimah Zindabad.'
SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE DONORS & VOLUNTEERS RECEPTION ON THE OCCASION OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITYS TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS KARACHI - 1994-11-15Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Sahabzada Yaqub-Khan, Members of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University, Donors and Volunteers
This is a day of considerable happiness and joy for me, and I want to share with you this evening some of the reasons why today is such a significant day in my life, Inshallah in your lives, Inshallah in the lives of the Muslim Ummah, and indeed of the aspirations which we share for the future.
Sahebzada Yaqoub Khan, members of the board of trustees of the Aga Khan University, donors and volunteers.
This is a day of considerable happiness and joy for me and I want to share with you this evening some of the reasons why today is such a significant day in my life and Inshallah in your lives, Inshallah in the lives of the Muslim Ummah, indeed of the aspirations which we share for the future.
Over 10 days in November 1994, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended events marking a new phase in the future of institutions of the Imamat in Pakistan.
At the start of an official visit at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Amyn and Princess Zahra, was received at Islamabad Airport by Pakistan's President, Sardar Farook Ahmed Khan Leghari, and senior government ministers.
Pakistan's position and responsibility It has been my good fortune during the last seven years, on practically every tour I have made in Africa or Asia, to meet your brother Rotarians and to have the opportunity of talking to them. I have always enjoyed these encounters very much indeed as my community keeps me very busy, and it is rare that I should have such fine occasions to meet the elite in one function in the City I am visiting.
PARIS Dec 16: The Aga Khan's eldest daughter, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, 26, is to marry Mark Boyden, a 35 year old British Management Consultant, his office confirmed on Monday.
The Happy couple will tie the knot early next summer. Princess Zahra, born in Geneva, studied in Switzerland before taking a diploma in Third World studies at Harvard. She currently works as a secreatary for her father.
Boyden, who has an MBA from Oxford, specialises in business ethics, and = also manages the family estate. The Aga Khan has two other children, Prince Rahim and Prince Hussain. - --AFP
On Wednesday 18th February 1981, His Highness Prince Karim Agakhan was interviewed on television by Mr. Javed Jabber, a well known personality in television and advertising. Some important questions were spotlighted to seek Hazar Imam's assessment on them and we reproduce hereunder the interview ad-verbatim for our readers-EDITOR:
On March 12th 1989, Mowlana Hazar Imam performed the Foundation Ceremony for a new girls' hostel in Hyderabad, Sind. When completed, the hostel will accommodate 50 girls from rural villages of Sind enabling them to gain access to higher secondary and third-level education opportunities available in the city.
On November 18, 1994, Hazar Imam attended the inauguration of the first Professional Development Centre of AKU's Institute for Educational Development by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, the Honorable Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.
In his remarks at the event, Hazar Imam emphasized that poor educational quality was 'a profound problem, one that cruelly fetters the development of this country and many others.' he went on to say, 'Where professional competence is required to meet social need, severe problems can be expected if a key profession has low social status.'