Pakistan, Oct 14, 2000
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Pakistan Observer, Saturday October 14, 2000

Aga Khan arrives today

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.