AKDN to continue support to education, health sectors: Prince Karim
LAHORE, Dec 5 (APP)- Prince Karim Aga Khan Tuesday said Aga Khan Development Network would continue to support the development of different sectors in Pakistan, especially the education and health.
“We believe that these development steps should have measurable impact on the lives of the people,” he said while speaking at a briefing given to him by Punjab Chief Secretary, Salman Siddique at Governor’s House here this afternoon.
Punjab Governor, Lt. Gen (rtd) Khalid Maqbool, Chairman Planning and Development, Suleman Ghani, Punjab Secretary Planning and Development, Sohail Ahmad and officials of AKDN were also present on the occasion.
Prince Karim Aga Khan said Pakistan had now enabling environment for the working of the organizations endeavouring for the development of different sectors in the society.
Talking about the poverty in developing countries, he said problems of the pockets of poor population should be tackled on priority basis.
Prince Karim Agha Khan arrives in Lahore
LAHORE, Dec 5 (APP): Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived here in the city Tuesday for a day-long visit and was accorded red-carpet welcome.
Punjab Governor, Lt. Gen (retd) Khalid Maqbool warmly received the distinguished guest at Lahore Airport, old terminal.
Member of the provincial cabinet Hussain Jehanian Gardezi, Chief Secretary Punjab Salman Siddique,IGP Zia Ul Hassan Khan, City District Nazim Mian Aamir Mahmood and other high-ranking civil officials were also present on the occasion.
Two children attired in traditional Pakistani dresses presented a bouquet to Prince Karim Aga Khan on his arrival.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented him guard of honour.