The News International, Pakistan
Saturday December 27, 2003
Ziqa'ad 03, 1424 A.H.
Aga Khan declares medical aid for Aswan
Aswan, Egypt: His Highness the Aga Khan on Friday announced a grant of US$ 320,000 for medical equipment by the Om Habibeh Foundation established by the Aga Khan’s late step-grandmother, Om Habibeh, the Begum Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan. Following a meeting with the Governor of Aswan, H.E. Samir Hassanin, the Aga Khan announced the grant as part of a series of new development initiatives to benefit the people of Aswan. "Aswan and the people of Aswan" said the Aga Khan, "have a place of deep affection in my heart and within my family." Governor Hassanin expressed sincere gratitude on behalf of the people of Aswan and pledged to extend the Governorate’s full cooperation to the new initiatives.