Upon arrival, the Prime Minister welcomed Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra to Pakistan. Reiterating the Ismaili Imamat’s longstanding commitment to the country’s development goals, Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the government and its partners for their support and collaboration towards the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The Prime Minister also presented a special First Day Cover set of commemorative stamps celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and illustrating the contribution of AKDN agencies in the country. The selection of six stamps, issued by the Government of Pakistan, specifically highlights AKDN’s achievements in the areas of education, health, environment, rural skills development and preservation of culture.
Later in the evening, Prime Minister Abbasi hosted Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra and the Imamat delegation to a banquet at the Prime Minister’s House.