Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen
I thank you for your kindness in inviting me to this function tonight and giving me an opportunity to meet the representatives of an important section of the business and industrial community of Karachi.
You have referred to the advice I gave on another occasion to the members of my own community to assist in the building of this country.
Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen
I would like to begin by expressing my very real appreciation of the honour you have shown me by inviting me to address you here this afternoon.
Mr Chairman, Mr Commissioner, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
First let me say how honoured I feel by the reception you have given me this afternoon. I have been most moved by the kindness of your remarks today and by the warmth of this city's welcome to myself and my family throughout our stay in Karachi.
The city of Karachi, as you have observed, has some very special and very beloved associations for me. It has given me the greatest pleasure, therefore, to find the remarkable developments which have taken place since I was here in 1954.
Mr President, Mr M'Bow, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
Within life's span there are days of special happiness, days of pride and days of humility. This is such a day for me. It represents the culmination of a vigorous effort, hope, and deep conviction that a significant change can be achieved in the environment in which Muslims live.
Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, Rotarians, Ladies and Gentlemen.
I thank you most sincerely for your kind words of welcome. This is by no means the first time that I have addressed a Rotary Club of Karachi and I am happy, this evening, to see familiar faces and to be among old friends.
Mr. President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
I have been most moved by the wonderful welcome I have received in Karachi. Everyone has been so kind, and for me this day will always remain a brilliant memory.
Members of the Board, Ladies and gentlemen:
Maulana Kauser Niazi, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It was good of you to invite Me to this occasion not least because, although I enjoy and appreciate most of the art forms, I claim no special expertise in any of them.
MAWLANA HAZAR IMAM CONFERS DEGREES AT THIRD ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY
In November 1990, Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Pakistan for the Third Annual Convocation of the Aga Khan University (AKU) where eighty-eight doctors and ninety-three registered nurses received their degrees and diplomas.
Karachi, Nov 11: Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, announced on Monday the establishment of endowment funds for the Aga Khan University Faculty of Health Sciences and the Aga Khan University Hospital. The endowments are to be named after Begum Shafiqa Zia-Haq.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 300 million dollar university and hospital by President Gen. Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, the Aga Khan said he wanted to give a permanent form of expression of gratitude to the President for his support in establishing the university and the hospital.
In selecting the title of this address, I had in mind above all, the need for greater efficiency in professional management. The more I reflected on this subject, the more it became apparent that the themes which I wished develop were as valid for many of the richer industrial nations as for the developing world, and hold good equally for nationalised industries as for the private sector all over the world.
In the remote reaches of Pakistan's Himalayas, the one-time independent principality of Hunza was recently reacquainted with the ostentatious luxury of its past: Prince Karim Aga Khan, Hunza's Imam and patron, had come to inaugurate Baltit Fort, an architectural masterpiece, symbolising the area's heritage and culture. The festivities, beginning in late September, lasted for nearly a month.'It's very impressive!' exclaimed the Prince as he walked down Baltit Fort's great stairway.
In the visitors book in the office of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Gilgit, the following inscription can be found:
20th November, 1987
It gives Me the greatest pleasure to be with you today on My first visit to Pakistan after having assumed My new responsibilities. I am deeply moved by the warmth of your welcome and I shall cherish the memory of your love and affection for Me on this My first visit.
Honourable Minister, Dr Manji, Members of the Central and Zonal Health Boards, Ladies and Gentlemen
I would like to begin today by expressing my very warm and deep gratitude to the President and government of Pakistan and the government of Sind for a most, most generous welcome to Pakistan and today to Hyderabad.
My family and I have been deeply touched by the kindness, courtesy and the welcome of the people of Hyderabad and as you know our family's association and our community's association with Sind is historic in every sense.
I shall begin by saying how well I am aware of your needs and necessities in this particular school. I do feel that if we are going to proceed on a fairly large scale of development in the future in our education institutions, we must proceed according to certain plans and standards, and for this reason I will probably advise the City Education Board, not to proceed with any development of this building until we know the result of the negotiations which are taking place at this moment.
Highlights from the Speech by Hazar Imam at the Award Presentation Ceremony - Shalimar Gardens
-Within life's span, there are days of special happiness, days of pride and days of humility. This is such a day for me. It represents the culmination of a vigorous effort, hope and deep conviction that a significant change can be achieved in the environment in which Muslims live.
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.
February 15, 1981
Your Excellency the Governor of Sind, Mayor Janab Afghani, City fathers and worthy citizens.
I would like to thank you for the wonderful reception you have accorded me on this visit to Karachi. You have said many kind words about my grandfather, about my uncle and about me. And I pray that we may be humble and continue to serve Islam.