Gilgit - Baltistan

Shoaib Sultan Khidmat Award presented to local leaders

Shoaib Sultan speaking at the award ceremony dedicated to him

Ikram Najmi

Hunza, September 23 (TR): The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) organized a services recognition ceremony in the picturesque Hunza Valley on September 22, 2012.

During the ceremony, Shoaib Sultan Khidmat Awards were conferred on local leaders from across Gilgit-Baltistan who had played important role in the success of their organizations. The award ceremony was held in collaboration with Baltit Local Support Organization.

The awards were named after Mr. Shoaib Sultan, Pakistan’s leading development expert, who played a pivotal role in establishing AKSSP as a world-class development agency. He also led the National Rural Support Programme and turned it into a successful development venture.

Shoaib Sultan was present at the ceremony and he personally presented the awards to many of the representatives. 

Cultural caps were also presented to the guests, in line with the local tradition.

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  1. Excellent job, AKRSP.
    Its a good contribution to the Civilization by the lively societies with such track of commemorating human friendly occasions and building institutions. SS has always paid back by attributing all his accomplishments and awards to the communities and their institutions of GB for their excellent work and performance.

    Malik and his team deserve all accolades for floating such creative ideas.

  2. I can’t adequately pay tribute to Mr. Shoaib sultan Khan for his tremendous efforts to Aga Khan Rural Support Program to conceptualize the vision of Prince Karim Aga Khan. He played a vital role to motivate the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral towards Rural Development. On behalf of the people of Karimabad I pay my heartiest gratitude to Shoib Sultan Khan. My Allah bestow him good health, long life and happiness. Ameem. I also thankful to AKRSP for conferring hosting of this ceremony to Baltit Rural Support Organisation.

    Noor Khan
    Chairman BRSO

  3. It is the people of the area who are exceptional and who have put in years and years of hard work to change their own lives. I salute them all. Shandana Khan, RSP Network

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