Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

Karim Agha Khan
Karim Agha Khan

Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam (Karim Agha Khan) At the Opening Ceremony of The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

Courtesy: The Ismaili, Monday, 12 October 2009, via Globeistan


Your Excellency President Rahmon,

Your Worship the Mayor of Dushanbe,

Your Excellencies,

Distinguished Guests,

It is a great honour for me to welcome you to this inauguration ceremony. I am deeply pleased to greet President Rahmon, who was here when together we laid the Foundation Stone for this building five years ago, and who has long been a steadfast supporter of the Centre project. The same thing is true of the Civic Authorities of Dushanbe, and we are also honoured to welcome His Worship, Mayor Ubaidullaev.

It is also a distinct pleasure to look out upon this audience and to greet so many other leaders, from so many walks of society. Your very presence here invests this occasion with special meaning, for you truly represent the broad diversity of this country — and your participation attests to the importance of pluralism in Tajik life.

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An open Letter by President of Awami Tahreek

Ayaz Latif Palijo President Awami Threek
Ayaz Latif Palijo President Awami Threek

To : All Committed Democrats

This is to introduce to you a patriotic socio-political organization Awami Tahreek (Peoples Movement) based in Sindh, (Pakistan) with its Headquarters at Hyderabad, Sindh.

People connected with Awami Tahreek have been in the fore front of every democratic and patriotic movement and struggle in Pakistan in general and Sindh province in particular since the mid-sixties.

Awami Tahreek is an organization with a broad world out-look and believes in all around and all-embracing change for the better in all fields in Sindh and Pakistan, in South Asia, Asia and the third world and in our entire global village which is also called the space-ship earth.

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Sindh may commute death penalty to life

Sindh – Karachi: Sindh Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza has stated before Sindh Assembly that as many as 228 prisoners including a woman are waiting for capital punishment in jails across provinces, Geo News reported. He said government is in serious deliberation to modify the capital punishment law into life imprisonment. During the question and answer session in the house, the minister said that a total 228 prisoners have been awarded the death penalty over different charges while there is a woman among them. He said the federal government has provided Rs500 million in terms of a development package for the police department allocated a budget of Rs1 billion for the police department to be spent on the construction of buildings and police check posts in the province.

Clinton Says India Can Outgrow China, If…

Washington : Former US president Bill Clinton has said India has the potential to outgrow China if it makes peace with Pakistan. This peace between the two countries could lead to a more modern Afghanistan and contribute to a world wide draw down of nuclear weapons, he said speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology’s Global Conference 2009 in Chicago last Saturday. In turn this could even indirectly influence a reduction of conflict in the Middle East, Clinton said when asked how India could play a more significant role in the UN and G 20 in the future. If you [India] did not have to rise defence spending 20 percent a per year and these countries could be working together I think you will grow faster than China,” he said adding, I think this idea that the Chinese are going to dominate the 21st century is not necessarily true.

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