Updated on 2003-12-08

Governor Offers 500-Acres For Aga Khan Foundation Projects

KARACHI, Pakistan: Dec 08 (PNS) - Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has announced allotment of 500 acre land in Karachi for the educational projects of Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

He made the announcement at a reception he hosted on Saturday night at Governor House here in honour of Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili community. The Governor appreciated the contribution of and services of AKF in the field of health and education. He assured all assistance on behalf of Governor of Sindh to the Foundation.

Dr Ishrat also hailed the commitment of the Foundation for the socio-economic development and support to the poor people of the country. He said that present government has also taken a number of measures to improve the life of the masses. He said that all the stakeholders are being involved in the development programmes initiated in various sectors of economy by the government.

On the occasion, Prince Karim Aga Khan appreciated the generous offer of Sindh Governor. Het gave a briefing on future post-graduate education projects of the Foundation. The Prince Khan said that he attaches importance to this city and the province which was also birth place of his grandfather. He highlighted the importance of culture and heritage of this province.

He said that he will remember the hospitality of people of Sindh province. Khan said that Aga Khan University and Hospital which were established in the city, had great importance not only in the country but in the region. The reception was also attended by Sindh Chief Minister Sardar Ali Mohammed Khan Mahar, federal and provincial ministers, Chief Justice Sindh High Court Syed Saeed Ashhad, Corps Cdr Lt. Gen. Tariq Wasim Ghazi, President Aga Khan University Shamsh Kassim Lakha, Chief Secretary Sindh Dr. Muttawwakal Kazi, notables, intellectuals and elite of the city.