Thursday November 02, 2006
News Article

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on President

ISLAMABAD, Nov 2 (APP): Prince Karim Aga Khan, who is currently on a visit to Pakistan from November 1 to 4, called on President General Pervez Musharraf here on Thursday.

During the meeting views were exchanged on regional and international matters with a particular reference to inter-faith dialogue.

The President evinced interest in the Aga Khan's initiatives and efforts in this regard. They also discussed the ongoing earthquake reconstruction endeavours, according to a press release issued by the Office of Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.

The President appreciated Aga Khan Foundation's contribution towards the rehabilitation of the earthquake affectees. The camps set up by the Foundation in the aftermath of the earthquake are still operational and are providing the much needed medical assistance.

Aga Khan praised the economic achievements under the present government and the President's over-arching supervision of various economic development strategies.

On his part the President lauded the Aga Khan Foundation's historical role in various development activities as well as their long term commitment to education, higher learning and community welfare and health sector.

He hoped that with the continued cooperation and support of the Foundation, the government will succeed in its objective of bringing about greater prosperity in the country.

Prince Karim Aga Khan is a frequent visitor to Pakistan. His last trip was in April when he discussed a wide range of subjects of mutual interest in particular his support to the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

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