4 October 2005: At a ceremony held in the Debating Chamber of Scotland's Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2005. In receiving the Medal, the Aga Khan noted the importance in the Muslim faith of sharing resources and caring for the poor. He accepted the Award on behalf of the thousands of dedicated volunteers, from around the world, who contributed to the work of the AKDN.
Princess Zahra Aga Khan received the BSHF/World Habitat Award in Naples, Italy on October 2, and In Kazan on October 4.
Kazan, Russian Federation, 4 October 2006 - Princess Zahra Aga Khan today attended the World Habitat Day in Kazan and accepted a World Habitat Award on behalf of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS). AKPBS was cited for its efforts to improve housing conditions in Pakistan through its Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP).