Political leaders and cabinet members paid rich tribute to Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, on Wednesday and praised his contribution towards humanity.
Addressing a gathering to mark “Imamat Day”, the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Mehdi Shah appreciated Khan’s services in spreading education and health facilities in the region. He also lauded Khan for his humanitarian work in war-torn Afghanistan.
The event was marked by cutting a cake at the chief minister’s house. Among those present were G-B Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig, members of the Ismaili community and PPP workers.
Earlier, Professor Manzoor, a representative of the Ismaili community, thanked the government for acknowledging Khan’s efforts and pledged to play a more proactive role in the welfare of the region in future. The day is celebrated every year to mark the anniversary of the present Imam.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2012.
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