ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain said that Prince Karim Aga Khan was rendering invaluable services for global peace and stability, brotherhood, tolerance as well as for the welfare of humanity in different parts of the world, including Pakistan.
The president said this while talking to Prince Karim Aga Khan, who along with his daughter Princess Zahra Aga Khan and a delegation called on him at the President House here on Friday.
The spiritual leader of Ismailia community Prince Karim Aga Khan has arrived in Islamabad on a state visit at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan.
Ensuring development in country’s various sectors, Prince Karim Aga Khan said that efforts in health, education and rural development sectors will be further intensified in Pakistan. He also vowed to launch programs dedicated to alleviate poverty in underdeveloped areas.
Prince Karim Aga Khan also called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Warmly welcoming, the prime minister appreciated his role in promoting peace and interfaith harmony among Muslims and his valuable contributions toward the social, economic and cultural development of the country.
The prime minister also presented a special First Day Cover consisting of six stamps illustrating the contribution of the AKDN in the country. The stamps commemorate the Diamond Jubilee – or 60 years – of the Imamat of His Highness the Aga Khan.
Prince Karim Aga Khan reiterated his longstanding commitment to the development goals and improving the quality of life of the people of Pakistan.
Arriving upon the President’s invitation, Prince Karim Aga Khan flew to the country’s capital on Thursday where he was received by Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Mohammad Asif, Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz.
As part of his official visit to Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan is scheduled to meet his followers in Karachi, Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan as well as other parts of the country to mark his Diamond Jubilee Celebrations – 60th anniversary of his Imamat of the Ismaili community.