Each time I visit Pakistan, My heart warms to growing memories and to a store house of recollections. Memories of great personal kindnesses of friendship made and renewed and above all a feeling that I am at home. I would like, therefore to thank you, Mr. President most particularly for the generous invitation, which you have extended to My wife and to Myself. We are deeply honoured to be your guests during the three day visit to Islamabad.
Faisalabad, Pakistan March 19, 1983
Your Excellency The Governor, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Guest, Ladies and Gentlemen, Jimmy just said that this was my first visit to Faisalabad. That is correct but it is not my first visit to Lyallpur.
I would like to say what an immense pleasure it is to be here today and to begin these few words by expressing my warmest gratitude to the authorities and the people of Faisalabad for a really wonderful welcome to my family and to me.
(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.
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.
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.
A committee of cabinet ministers is working out a strategy for the privatization of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and will finalize its recommendations before June this year.The committee comprising ministers and senior officials have been asked to recommend the best possible strategy for the privatization of PTCL. Well-placed sources say the committee is confronted with a pressing issue, that is, if PTCL is offered to a single group of strategic investor it will create a giant monopoly.
The ministry of overseas Pakistanis will launch two training programmes for nurses so that they could avail job opportunities abroad.Sources in the ministry told this reporter that the programmes would be launched in Islamabad and Karachi to impart training to 3,500 nurses. They said during the training, the nurses would be provided boarding and lodging facilities, besides a monthly stipend of Rs5,000.
The nurses will also attend language classes in the National University of Modern Languages, they added.
A non-government organizations have formed a mega forum involving various stockholders of the region to encourage public participation and promote awareness for participatory planning and integrated programming in the Northern Areas.