His Highness the Aga Khan Calls on the Prime Minister

December 08, 2017

Islamabad, 08th  Dec 2017
His Highness the Aga Khan Calls on the Prime Minister
His Highness the Aga Khan today called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad. He was accompanied by his daughter, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, as well as senior AKDN representatives including Hafiz Sherali, President Council for Pakistan, Sultan Allana, Chairman TPS & HBL, 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. 
Warmly welcoming His Highness and members of the visiting delegation, the Prime Minister appreciated his role for promoting peace and interfaith harmony among Muslims, and his valuable contributions towards social, economic and cultural development of the country. He 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 the AKDN in the country. The stamps commemorate the Diamond Jubilee – or 60 years - of the Imamat of His Highness the Aga Khan.
His Highness the Aga Khan reiterated his longstanding commitment to the 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. His Highness 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 His Highness the Aga Khan, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the AKDN delegation to a banquet at the PM House. 
Minister of State CADD Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, SAPM Mr. Miftah Ismail, SAPM Mr. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Fawad Hassan Fawad, Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua, and senior officials attended the meeting.