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Pakistan Observer, Saturday October 14, 2000
Islamabad - Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Imamai Ismaili community will be arriving here Saturday on a two-week visit to Pakistan, officials said. The distinguished guest will be received by Federal Minister for Interior, Moinudin Haidder along with the Ismaili community members at the airport. Prince Karim, soon after arrival would leave for Aiwan-e-Sadr and would call on the president Muhammad Rafiq Tarar. He is also scheduled to meet Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf. The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Community, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan will also attend a diner to be hosted by the Chief Executive in his honour. Prince Karim wll also participate in the two-day "Philantropy Conference" on October 16-17 at Marriott Hotel Islamabad. He will meet his followers (Jamat) here on October 15 and will also visit the under-construction Serena Hotel site. His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan will also meet Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar, Minister for Finance Shaukat Aziz, Interior Minister, Moinudin Haideer, Minister for Tourism S.K. Tressler and Minister for Kashmir Affairs and the Northern Areas, Abbas Sarfaraz Khan. On October 18, Prince Karim will leave here for Northern Areas on a two-day visit. He will inaugurate at Gilgit the "Professional Developement Center" of AKES/AKU the same day. His Highness, Prince Karim will also meet the Jamat of Hunza and Gakuch on October 18. Abbas Sarfaraz will host a dinner in honour of the guest on the same day. Prince Karim Aga Khan who is the 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims would meet his followers at Gilgit on October 19. The distinguished guest will return from Gilgit on October 19 and leave for Karachi on the same day. On October 20, His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan will call on Governor of Sindh Muhammadmian Soomro and also visit AKU -inauguration and foundation ceremonies of buildings. The Governor of Sindh will also host a dinner in the honour of His Highness. Prince Karim Aga Khan will participate in the annual convocation of the Aga Khan University (AKU) on October 21. Prince Karim Aga Khan will met the Jamat in Sindh province from 22 to 27 October. Begum Inaara the wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan will also be accompanying her husband. His Highness will fly back home on October 28. APP.