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Over 400 animals donated by Wakhis for Aga Khan's visit auctioned at Booni
Report R.A. Jafar, Booni
About 500 animals, including a dozen of yaks, donated by the residents of the far-off Boroghil valley in connection with the forthcoming visit of His Highness the Aga Khan to Chitral were auctioned at a ceremony in Booni.
A large number of people from all sections of society participated in the ceremony held at Lasht in Booni. Prominent among those were MNA Shahzada Mohiuddin, MPA Ghulam Mohammad and notables of the area.
Except a few, all the animals were sold out on the occasion. The buyers included butchers who had come from as far as Drosh.
The animals were donated by the residents of Boroghil as nazrana for the preparations to welcome the spiritual leader of Ismailis to Chitral.
On the occasion, the MNA announced a donation of Rs100,000 and the MPA said he would donate Rs50,000.
Meanhile, preparations to welcome the Aga Khan to the valley are in full swing at all the four venues where he will meet members of his jamaat during the visit.The Aga Khan is expected to speak to the Ismailis at Booni, Brep, Parabek and Mashad in Garam Chashma. Venue for the congregation of the people and special rooms called green houses for the short stay of the Aga Khan are being constructed in the four villages.
The people of Mashad in garam Chashma have bought 60 jireeps of land and constructed a 'green house' on it from their own resources for accommodating the people who will gather to have a glimpse of the Aga Khan.
Warm welcome awaits Aga Khan in Chitral
By by Our correspondent
CHITRAL: The followers of Prince Karim Aga Khan donated 400 cattle (yaks, goats, sheep and cows) as well as precious carpets and handmade items to Darbar Fund to express joy at visit of their spiritual leader to Chitral that is expected in mid-November.
These cattle were sold at Booni and the fund was deposited with Darbar Fund. MNA from Chitral Shahzada Muhauiddin was chief guest on the occasion of cattle sale point (mela) while MPA Ghulam Muhammad, Tehsil Nazim Mastuj Shahzada Sikandar and other notables of the area were also present on the occasion. Thousands of people visited the mela.
This is the first time that all expenditures for Prince Karim Aga Khan’s visit to Chitral would be borne by the local faithful. The cattle and other items were donated on the appeal of Sardar Hussain, convener, Darbar Fund, Chitral.
All expenditures of the visit would be borne by the Darbar Fund and the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Ismaili community would be given a tumultuous welcome on his arrival. Sardar Hussain, regional convener of Darbar Fund, said their target for the fund was Rs10 million in which some six million had been collected from local Ismailis. He said uniformed volunteers had arrived from Boroghul and Yarkhun valley, hundreds kilometres away from here. A handicrafts and local fruit-exhibition show was also arranged side by side with the mela.
Kaneez Fatma, coordinator of Meraman Project, funded by empowerment through creative integration, had arranged the exhibition. She said some 380 local women were trained in different handicrafts and marketing.
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