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
I have spent here in the Northern Areas one of the most inspiring and exciting weeks of my life. Words are shallow in comparison to the depth of feeling and admiration I have for the extraordinary achievements of AKRSP, and everyone connected with it, achieved in the last five years. Centuries of poverty and despair, human conflict and division appear to be fading into the past, as new light and hope are projected onto a future which people can believe in. Yes, words do fail...
Source: Canadian Ismaili
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