Good relations: AKDN will assist govt: Prince Karim

The government is keen to exploit the economic potential of Gilgit-Baltistan, especially energy and natural resources.


APP December 17, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The government is keen to exploit the economic potential of Gilgit-Baltistan, particularly its energy and natural resources, said President Mamnoon Hussain while speaking with Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The president said the government would continue to work with the Aga Khan Foundation for poverty alleviation and in sectors including education and health.

He lauded the continued support of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Khan Foundation in a number of important projects especially in the Northern Areas. Prince Karim Aga Khan thanked the president and the government of Pakistan and assured him of his continued support.

Prince Karim was accompanied by his daughter Zahra Karim Aga Khan, Sultan Ali Allana, Iqbal Walji and Amyn Kassim-Lakha.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2013.

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