Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan IV regarding The Aga Khan University and Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan - 1985
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Interview of H. H. The Aga Khan Given to and Telecast by Pakistan Television Corporation- 1985-11-12Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
AH-Men have different reasons for serving humanity and their country. What are yours, Your Highness?
Your Excellency The Governor Of Baluchistan,Honourable Federal Minister For Culture and Tourism,
I am delighted to be able today to perform the official opening of the Quetta Serena Hotel, which actually started doing business-albeit on a limited basis- some months ago in July 1988.
Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan, is a city with a rich and colourful history, a city which has enjoyed steady growth over these past years.
Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency The Governor of Sind, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests
SPEECH AT THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR SPONSORED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS (ABAD) ON SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS - 1983-03-16Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Your Excellency The President, Your Excellency The Governor of Sind, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Dr Ramachandran, Distinguished Guests
It is an honour for me to have been invited here today to participate in the inauguration of this important international seminar and I have welcomed the opportunity because the issue of improving the living conditions of the poor has long been of the deepest concern to me, just as it was to my grandfather, Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan.
Your Excellency the Prime Minister, Your Excellency the Governor of Sindh, Honourable Chief Minister of Sindh, Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, President of McMaster University, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Trustees, Faculty Members, Distinguished Guests, and Graduating Students, As-salam wa alaykum
Your Excellency, Mr. Ahmedali Merchant, Members of the Education and Housing Boards, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It gives Me the greatest pleasure to be here in Sherqilla for a ceremony which is a milestone in the progress of the Diamond Jubilee Schools both in the Northern Areas and in Pakistan as a whole. I was deeply sorry that the uncertainty of the weather prevented Me from coming here in March. However, the disappointment helps to make today much more memorable.
The Aga Khan School, Sherqilla, is a project of which everyone in the Jamat and in the village can be proud.
Your Excellency President Zia-ul-Haq, Your Excellency the Governor of Sind, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
You have paid My family a great honour by inviting Me here today to receive an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from this famous centre of learning. I am most grateful to you all, and as a Muslim, it makes Me especially happy that this ceremony should be taking place at a university whose development has been so intimately linked with the historic province of Sind.
As you pointed out in your very generous tribute to My forebearers, and particularly My grandfather, both My family and the Ismaili Community have enjoyed close associations with Sind over many centuries.
Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great happiness this afternoon to be present at this ceremony which honours one of Pakistan's leading citizens who, for myself and my family, has also been a very dear friend.
Your Excellencies, Mr. Ahmedali Merchant, Members of the Education Board, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I am delighted to be here today at last, after the disappointment of having to cancel My visit in March because of the weather, and to be joined on this important Silver Jubilee occasion both by distinguished guests and by so many members of the Jamat. It is heart-warming for Me to see you all here.
Your Excellencies, Your Highness, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children
May I say how glad I am to be back in Dacca for the purpose of publicly celebrating my installation as forty-ninth Imam of the Shia Imami Ismailis.
SPEECH AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE AKF/WHO CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OF HOSPITALS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE - 1981-11-22Posted March 24th, 2010 by heritage
Your Excellency President Zia-ul-Haq, Your Excellency Dr Jogezai, Dr Mahler, Mr Perinbam, Distinguished Guests
To you all I extend a warm and sincere welcome to the inaugural session of this conference on 'The Role of Hospitals in Primary Health Care'.
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.
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