Wednesday , January 17 2018

PM lauds Aga Khan’s role in promoting interfaith harmony

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has lauded the role of Prince Karim Aga Khan for promotion of peace and interfaith harmony and his valuable contribution towards social, economic and cultural development of Pakistan.

He expressed these views on Friday at the Prime Minister House when Aga Khan called on him along with his daughter Princess Zahra Aga Khan and senior representatives of Aga Khan’s welfare organisations including Hafiz Sherali, President Council for Pakistan, Sultan Allana, ambassador Arif Lalani, head of the diplomatic department, seat of the Ismaili Imamat, Firoz Rasul, President Aga Khan University, and Iqbal Walji, Chairman National Committee Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan.

While welcoming the Prince and members of the visiting delegation, the prime minister appreciated Aga Khan’s role for promoting peace and interfaith harmony among Muslims, and his valuable contributions towards social, economic and cultural development of the country.

PM re-affirmed his support for the AKDN institutions in furthering their development goals. The prime minister also presented a special first day cover consisting of six stamps illustrating the contribution of AKDN in the country. The stamps commemorate the diamond jubilee — or 60 years — of the Imamat of Aga Khan.

Prince Aga Khan reiterated his longstanding commitment to development goals and improving the quality of life of the people of Pakistan. He thanked the government for its support towards the work of the AKDN. He offered to build a university and a nursing college in collaboration with the government of Pakistan in the capital city of Pakistan.

Later, the prime minister hosted Aga Khan, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the AKDN delegation to a banquet at the PM House. Minister of State for CADD Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, SAPM Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, SAPM Miftah Ismail, Secretary to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and senior officials attended the meeting.

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