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Ismaili leader Aga Khan begins four-day visit to Bangladesh 2008-05-14


Dhaka - Aga Khan, the leader of Ismaili Muslims across the world, arrived in Dhaka on Monday to a rousing welcome at the start of a four-day visit to Bangladesh, officials said. Fakhruddin Ahmed, the de facto prime minister of the interim government, was at the airport along with other senior officials to greet the head of the Ismailis, a group who live as permanent residents in some 25 countries.

The airport was bedecked by flowers and festoons as the Aga Khan stepped down to a red-carpet reception.

Aga Khan to visit Bangladesh 2008-05-14

Hazar Imam visits Bangladesh for Golden Jubilee   2008-05-14

Leader of the Aga Khan Community in the world, Prince Karim Aga Khan is expected to arrive in Bangladesh on 19 May on a 3-day visit. Bangladesh will accord VVIP [Highest Official Status] to him during his visit. A gazette notification was already issued in Dhaka on May 12 in this regard.

Prince Aga Khan due today 2008-05-19


Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, arrives Dhaka today on a four-day state visit.

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed will receive him at Zia International airport.

Price Aga Khan's visit marks the golden jubilee of his Imamat. He became the Imam on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan.

Prince Aga Khan will call on President Iajuddin Ahmed, Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and hold meetings with several advisers.

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

H.H. the Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

H.H the Aga Khan to visit Bangladesh during Golden Jubilee - 2008-05-08

2008, May 8 - Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, will be visiting Bangladesh from 19th to 22nd this month. The state visit of the Aga Khan is taking place at a time when Ismailish all over the world, including those in Bangladesh, are celebrating the golden jubilee of the Aga Khan's leadership. [More]

The Aga Khan in Dhaka - 2008-05-19

2008, May 19: Prince Aga Khan,arrives Dhaka today on a four-day state visit. Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed will receive him at Zia International airport. He will visit National Memorial at Savar and attend a state banquet at Hotel Sonargaon today. He will also host diplomatic reception and Imamat banquet at the same venue tomorrow. Prince Aga Khan will lay the foundation of the Aga Khan Academy at Basundhara tomorrow and the permanent Jamatkhana of the community on May 21. [Photos and News here!] Photos of H.H. The Aga Khan at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka - 2008-05-19

Dhaka, May 19: (bdnews24.com)

H.H. The Aga Khan leaves Bangladesh - 2008-05-23

2008, May 23: [The New Nation] Prince Karim Aga Khan, left here yesterday afternoon for home ending his four-day visit to Bangladesh. Adviser for Foreign Affairs Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury saw him off at the VVIP terminal of the Zia International Airport.Aga Khan placed a wreath at the National Monument for unknown martyrs soon after his arrival in Dhaka paying homage to their memories. He held meetings with Finance Adviser Dr A B Mirza Azizul Islam, Foreign Adviser Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Education Adviser Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman and Religious Affairs Adviser A F Hassan Ariff.

Dhaka Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed speaks of democracy at banquet with Aga Khan - 2008-05-19


2008, May 19: Dhaka Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed speaks of democracy at banquet with Aga Khan.

Dhaka, May 19 (bdnews24.com) - Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed has said democracy is not just about elections, but also about ensuring people's right to choose their representatives without fear or intimidation.

"We believe that democracy is not just about elections and installing new governments at pre-determined intervals," said Fakhruddin at a state banquet in honour of visiting Prince Karim Aga Khan at Sonargaon Hotel Monday.

Prince Karim Aga Khan lays the foundation of Aga Khan Academy - 2008-05-20

Dhaka, May 20: Prince Karim Aga Khan lays the foundation of Aga Khan Academy at Baridhara in the city yesterday while Education Adviser Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman looks on. [Photo: STAR]



Your Excellency,
Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen.



Your Excellencies, Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The welcome my wife and I have received here in Bangladesh has been heartwarming and I sincerely thank you, Mr, Minister, for the kindness of your remarks with regard to my family's work and ideals. Our ideals and those of Bangladesh are both inspired by the same faith, which lays such emphasis on the brotherhood of man. The improvement of the human condition must be a principal obligation of every Muslim, whether those he helps are of his own faith or not.



Your Excellencies,
Honourable Ministers,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

I am delighted to welcome His Excellency General Ershad and the Begum Ershadhere this evening and to be able to reciprocate the warm hospitality given to my wife and I on Tuesday evening. Our visit to Dhaka has indeed been made memorable by the kindness shown to us at all levels.

It has given me great pleasure to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of my accession to the Imamat of the Shia Ismaili Muslims here in Dhaka.

Speech at the IPS Luncheon Dacca - 1970-01-29


Speech by His Royal Highness The Aga Khan at the IPS Luncheon, Dacca on January 29, 1970

'May I first thank the Director of IPS for giving me further practice in the digestive art of delivering a speech in the middle of the day after a substantial luncheon. If you promise not to fall asleep. I will do my best to keep talking.



President and members of the Jatiya Press Club, honourable members of His Excellency, the President's Advisory Council, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.Thank you Mr. President for your kind and most eloquent words of introduction. My wife and I have been very touched by the warmth of the welcome given to us by the people of Bangladesh during this brief visit.

H. H. The Aga Khans Visit To Bangladesh - 1979-10-24

Mowlana Shah Karim al-Hussayni Hazar Imam, His Highness The Aga Khan and Her Highness Begum Salimah made a brief stop over at Dacca on their way to Australia. On arrival at Dacca by their private G2 jet plane from Paris in the early morning of Monday, 29th October around 1:30 a.m., Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah were received at the airport by the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Janab Jamaluddin Ahmed, Chief of Protocol, Industries Secretary, Government Officials and leaders and members of the Jamat. The President was represented by his Military Secretary, Birg.

Mowlana Hazir Imams Visit to Bangladesh - 1987-01-06

During the month of December 1986 when the Jamat in Bangladesh received the news that Mowlana Hazir Imam is going to visit Bangladesh in early January 1987 their hearts filled with hapiness, joy and excitement. Soon they became busy in preparation of the visit. Sultanabad Jamat Khana of Dhaka was selected and renovated for deedar.

NFB News From Bangladesh - IPDC OKAYS TK 1184M INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT - 2003-08-29


The 79th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Limited (IPDC) was held in the city recently. AFM Sarwar Kamal, Secretary, Ministry of Industries, presided over the meeting.
IPDC's Directors and alternates from the Government of Bangladesh (GOB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) attended the meeting.

Click here - IPDC OKAYS TK 473 M INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT</I> - 2001-04-21


The 69th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Limited (IPDC) was held in the city recently under the Chairmanship of Al-Ameen Chaudhury, Secretary, Ministry of Industries.

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan passes away-2003-05-15


Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, son of the late Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan and the late Princess Andree Aga Khan, died in Boston Monday, aged 70 after a short illness, said a press release.

The younger of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah''s two sons, Prince Sadruddin was the uncle of the present and 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan.

The Aga Khan traces his lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Prince Sadruddin''s grandmother was the granddaughter of the Qajar Emperor Fath'' Ali Shah.

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