Gilgit - Baltistan

Role of His Highness the Aga Khan in development of GB is remarkable: Mehdi Shah

GB Chief Minister cutting a cake to celebrate the Imamat Day in memory of the day 55 years (11 July 1957) ago when His Highness became Imam of the Ismaili community.

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Gilgit, July 11: The role of His Highness the Aga Khan in development of Gilgit – Baltistan is remarkable and others should follow it. Sir Aga Khan III played a leading role in the movement for creation of Pakistan as President of the All India Muslim League.

These views were expressed by GB Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah while addressing a ceremony organized to commemorate the 55th Imamat Day of His Highness the Aga Khan.

The Chief Minister also praised the Ismaili community for their ‘peacefulness and discipline’. He said that the Ismaili community has played an important role in promoting harmony across the region.

He invited His Highness the Aga Khan to visit Baltistan in the future.

It is for the first time that the Imamat Day of the Aga Khan was celebrated at official level at the Chief Minister House. Also present at the occasion were members of the GBLA and notables of the city, including Ismaili leaders.

The Ismaili community also celebrated the day with great zeal and zest in Hunza, Ghizar, Skardu and Gilgit. Different programmes were held to pay tributes to the leadership of His Highness.

A cake-cutting ceremony was also held in Gilgit in which a group of the workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party paid tribute to His Highness.

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  1. Happy Salgirah Mubarak to all followers of Shia Ismaili faith of all over the world!

  2. Its a good gesture of the political government of GB. I would suggest to continue such practices on revered occasions for all the Muslim brethren and beyond (non-Muslims) living in the region, as well. Only by such open-heart gatherings, at central and district levels, can bring back on track the relations, respect, and ultimately peace and development in GB.

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