(Speeches. Vol 2. pg 20) It is a very happy occasion to open this hospital today and I hope that it will continue to serve My community and other Pakistani residents in this area as it had been doing in the past. I take this occasion to add a point of extreme importance. Dr.
On October 2, 1960, 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:
During his visit to Karachi for the inauguration of the Aga Khan School of Nursing, Hazar Imam was awarded honorary membership in the Pakistan Medical Association. 'For the first time in the 33 years History of the Pakistan Medical Association,' said Dr. Jamshed H.
Between February 13 and 17, 1993, Hazar Imam paid a brief visit to Pakistan to attend various meetings at the Aga Khan University (AKU).
At a Luncheon in Honour of His Royal Highness The Aga Khan and Her Royal Highness Princess Salimah.
We are indeed very grateful to Your Royal Highness for honouring us by your presence at our function this afternoon. That you have done so, in spite of your numerous other pre-occupations, is indeed a matter of pride for all of us. We are also grateful to our other guests whose presence has added lustre to this gathering.
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.
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 General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday appreciated the donations made by Prince Karim Aga Khan to help the people affected by October's earthquake and for the reconstruction of the devastated areas.Talking to Prince Aga Khan, who called on him here, he also applauded the efforts undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network in the relief assistance for the people in the earthquake affected areas.
Prince Karim Aga Khan is visiting Pakistan to express solidarity with the people in the earthquake-affected areas that devastated parts of NWFP and Azad Kashmir on October 8.
Prince Karim Aga Khan, thespiritual leader of Ismaili community, was given a warm send-off today at Chaklala airbase. Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Northern Areas, States and Frontier Regions, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao seen off the distinguished guest. During his three days stay in Pakistan, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan held meetings with President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali, Chairman Senate, Ministers of Finance, Privatization and Education besides meeting with staff of Aga Khan Development Network in Pakistan.
Prince Karim Agha Khan arrived in Pakistan here at Chaklala air base on Friday.Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Northern Areas, States Frontier region, Aftab Ahmed Sherpao received the distinguished guest.
During his three-day visit in Pakistan, Prince Agha is schedule to call on President and Prime Minister of Pakistan besides meeting the Chairman of the Senate and other Federal ministers.
He would also review various projects of Agha Khan Development Network in this regard.
Prince Agha Khan meets President Musharraf
Pakistan's privatization programme Has been very transparent and effective. This was stated by the Federal Minister for investment and Privatization, Senator Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, while talking to Reporters at a local hotel on Monday.He said that the transaction of Habib Bank has been Excellent which has earned a good name for Pakistan the world over. The Minister said that the entire international community understands that Pakistan's privatization programme has been very transparent and effective.
The two most serious contenders for the privatisation of Pakistan?s Habib Bank Ltd are the consortium of Supreme Council and Qatar National Bank and the Aga Khan Fund, it has been learnt.Some 19 buyers have conveyed their interest to the Privatisation Commission for the acquisition of the management stake in Habib Bank, insiders have said.
The government is spending around Rs3.6 billion on the provision of educational as well as nutritional facilities to girl child under the Tawana Pakistan Programme (TPP).The TPP is being run in about 650 schools in the poverty- stricken areas and aims at providing about 0.5 million girls with access to education in about 5,300 primary schools in rural areas.
President General Pervez Musharraf will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues besides exploring avenues to increase economic and trade ties with French leaders during his forthcoming three-day visit.
The President who is on a four-country official visit will arrive in Paris on July 2. He will hold talks with his French counterpart Jacque Chirac soon after his arrival. He would meet with French Parliamentarians of both houses. The Foreign Minister of France Dominique de Vilepin will host a dinner for the President and his delegation in the evening.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz here Saturday called upon students in particular and people in general to realize that 21st century focusses on a global society and knowledge based economies where education is to play a key role.
Speaking at Aga Khan University Convocation of 2005 batch, comprising graduates of medical college, school of nursing and institute for educational development, Mr. Aziz said it will be educational quality of the work force that will determine the country's economic performance.
Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf today arrived in Paris on a two-day visit.
According to The News, he is scheduled to meet French President Zhak Chirak at luncheon and also to meet Prince Karim Aga Khan.
At his arrival Lee airport, he was welcomed by officials of French Foreign Ministry. The formal reception ceremony of President Musharraf will be held at French Presidential Palace.
Sources said President Musharraf, besides issues of economic cooperation, would take up issue defence cooperation also.
President Gen Pervez Musharraf said on Friday that Pakistan stands for peaceful settlement of all issues with India, including the core issue of Kashmir, and is ready to enter a dialogue.'We seek peaceful resolution of all disputes and differences, especially the core dispute over Jammu and Kashmir. We, on our part, will demonstrate all our seriousness,' he stated at a banquet he hosted in honour of Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual head of the Ismaili community.
Musharraf said Pakistan has made consistent overtures for a better climate of relations with India.
The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS, P) the other day organized a daylong workshop on 'Improving the Living Conditions of Rural Communities in Sindh' at Ali Mohammed Ismail village, Khyber, Hyderabad District.
The Nazim and Naib Nazim of the district and other members of the local government, directors of the AKPBS, P and representatives of various other NGOs were among the 200 people who attended the programme, says a Press release here on Friday.
A family of Afghans climb between two trucks as they assemble for the return journey from Lahore to Afghanistan. ? UNHCR/J.ReddenWhen dignitaries gathered this month to see off more than 500 Afghan refugees, UNHCR and the Pakistan government shared the podium with a relief agency that had been key to their effort to contact the refugees and organise returns from a city where refugees are submerged among 6 million Punjabis.
Civil society organizations have an impressive history of substantial contribution to the socio-economic and political development in the country and there are new opportunities evolving gradually for NGOs.
Pakistan has also an excellent record of civil society organizations' contributions to the country's social, economic and political development.
These observations were made by the Consul General of the United States in Karachi, Douglas C. Rohn, while speaking at a launching workshop of the NGO Institutional Management and Certification Programme (IMCP) held here on Wednesday.