Murtazabad, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, 9 September 2018 – The Aga Khan School Murtazabad, today joined the Aga Khan Education Service’s network’s 107 schools in Gilgit Baltistan, further expanding its vision to provide much needed quality education to students in the region.
Aga Khan Education Service is amongst the largest private networks of education institutions in the country. Reaching out to some of the most remote areas of Pakistan, AKES,P has been providing quality education for over a hundred years. It operates 160 schools in Pakistan with a total enrolment of approximately 40,000 students. Of these schools, 95% are in the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.
“We are honoured to accept this gift on behalf of the Aga Khan Education Service. Not only does this enable us to increase access to education in the region, but it is also a realisation of a vision that is closely aligned with that of His Highness the Aga Khan, who, along with Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah the Aga Khan III, has been instrumental in laying the foundation for education, particularly for women, in Gilgit-Baltistan. Together we will ensure that every student in the school receives the highest quality of education in facilities we can all be proud of.”
— Imtiaz Momin, CEO AKES, Pakistan
“Al-Murtaza Educational and Social Welfare Organisation has achieved its goals: the students are inspired to learn and thrilled to know that this beautiful, safe building and grounds were meant for them. My daughter admired the good work of the Aga Khan organisations, so I feel certain that she could not have hoped for a better outcome”
— Mrs Diana MacArthur