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Musharraf, Aga Khan discuss tourism projects

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16: The spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, Prince Karim Aga Khan, held a meeting with Chief Executive Gen Pervez Musharraf here on Monday.

The chief executive lauded the tremendous contribution of the various philanthropic and social development programmes being undertaken by Prince Karim Aga Khan worldwide, particularly in Pakistan.

Gen Musharraf thanked the Aga Khan for his invitation to preside over the convocation of the Aga Khan University which he would attend in Karachi later in the week, it was officially stated here.

During the meeting tourism development in Northern Areas and various other aspects of socio-economic development also came under discussion.

Gen Musharraf apprised the Aga Khan of the measures being taken by the government for the uplift of the people and the economic revival and reforms. Prince Karim Aga Khan thanked the chief executive for the help being extended by the government to various ongoing projects.

He expressed his deep attachment to the Pakistan and welfare of the people. He said there was tremendous potential for promoting cultural tourism in Northern Areas. He evinced keen interest in the governments' reforms agenda.

The Aga Khan assured Gen Musharraf that he would continue to extend his cooperation for social sector development and thanked the government and people of Pakistan for giving him a warm welcome.-APP