KARACHI: The spiritual leader of Shia Imami Ismaili community Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived in the city on Thursday and was received at the airport by both the Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Inspector General of Sindh Police AD Khowaja, and other high-ups of provincial government were also present on the occasion. Sindh governor expressed his delight and welcomed the arrival of the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community. Zubair said that Aga Khan Foundation is rendering important services in the socio-economic sectors of the country. He also lauded the services of the Ismaili community in education and health sectors.
He said the arrival of Prince Karim Aga Khan in the city, soon after the visit of Karachi by the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra community has proved that the law and order situation of the provincial capital has improved. On the occasion, Sindh chief minister also discussed matters of mutual interest with the visiting dignitary.
A statement issued by the spokesman for Sindh Governor House said that Prince Karim Aga Khan was taken to Governor House from the Karachi Airport. The Sindh governor hosted a dinner reception in honour of the visiting dignitary, which was attended by prominent people from different walks of life and members of the Ismaili community.
The dignitary is expected to stay in the city till 19 December, 2017 during which among other engagements, he will address members of the Ismaili community at different Jamaat Khanas. Aga Khan has been on the visit to Pakistan since 07 December, 2017.
Meanwhile, Inspector General Sindh AD Khowaja reviewed the overall law and order situation of the province including security of Prince Karim Aga Khan in a meeting held at Central Police Office on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Additional Inspector General of Special Branch , DIG Operations, zonal DIGs, SSP Special Branch and others senior police officers.
Khowaja directed participants to ensure security of citizen’s life and property and implementation of the contingency plans prepared for the security of Prince Karim Agha Khan in letter and spirit. He directed DIGP Traffic to ensure smooth flow of traffic during the busy hours. The IG also ordered to strictly enforce the timings of movement of heavy traffic in the city.