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Prince Rahim Aga Khan conferred with country’s highest civilian honour Nishan-e-Pakistan

Prince Rahim Agha Khan is currently visiting Pakistan to review AKDN projects

Prince Rahim Aga Khan has been conferred with the country’s highest civilian honour Nishan-e-Pakistan.

On Friday in a special ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President’s official residence in Islamabad, where President Asif Ali Zardari conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan on Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

The top civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan was conferred on Prince Rahim Aga Khan to acknowledge his meritorious services for the development, prosperity, and betterment of Pakistan and its people.

The special investiture ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr was attended by Senate Chairman Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, federal ministers, KP Governor Faisal Karim Kundi, parliamentarians, diplomats, and senior government officers.

The award citation states: “Prince Rahim Aga Khan, through his many leadership roles within the Aga Khan Development Network, has, for more than a quarter century, dedicated his untiring efforts to improving the quality of life of peoples in resource-constrained regions of Asia and Africa.”

“His engagement in assuring that initiatives impacting the economic, health, educational and cultural well-being of poor and marginalised communities respond to evolving and contemporary needs, upholds a multigenerational legacy that traces its origins, in Pakistan, to the founding of the nation.”

Prince Rahim Agha Khan is currently visiting Pakistan to review AKDN projects in renewable energy, microfinance, and information technology.

During his visit, he will also meet government officials and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Ismaili community.

Upon receiving the Nishan-i-Pakistan, Prince Rahim Chair of the Executive Committee of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and Chair of the Aga Khan Development Network’s Environment and Climate Committee, said: “I am honoured to accept such a distinguished award on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, my colleagues, our staff, and the many volunteers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of the people of Pakistan. I express my warmest gratitude to the President and Government of Pakistan for this immense recognition.”

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