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Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. CEO Mirza Jahani's op-ed letter: "Regarding 'Generosity Amid Want' (Feb. 14): Bina Shah’s opinion article probably surprised many with the scale of Pakistan’s private philanthropy and its culture of 'everyday humanitarianism.' I appreciated her mention of the Aga Khan Foundation’s initiatives and the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy.
The Aga Khan’s connection to Canada goes back more than four decades. The Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam to the world's 15 million Shi'a Imami Ismaili Muslims, and became an honorary Canadian citizen in 2010. In 1972, when Ugandan President Idi Amin expelled Asians and Ismailis, thousands found refuge in Canada. The community has grown ever since, with a population in Canada of around 100,000 today. The Canadian government in 2006 announced a partnership with the Aga Khan in establishing the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.
After-tax profit of Jubilee Life Insurance for 2013 clocked up at Rs941.4 million, which is over 70% higher than the company’s bottom line recorded in the preceding year, according to a notice sent to the Karachi Stock Exchange. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Jubilee Life Insurance Head of Business Strategy Kashif Naqvi said the growth in business along with controlled expenses and a better investment performance have led to better financial results for the company.
On Tuesday, GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar chaired a meeting on ‘Aga Khan historic cities programme’, for integrating the Deccan Park in Qutb Shahi Tomb Complex. He emphasized the corporation’s objective of paying attention to heritage precincts within Hyderabad with an intention of enhancing the historical character and improving quality of life for residents. The commissioner has suggested the Aga Khan Trust to coordinate with the heritage consultant of the GHMC.
Business leaders in East Africa have called on governments to streamline their policies to the bloc’s trade protocols as a way of improving trade environment. East Africa Business Summit leaders comprising six chief executives heading Nation Media Group, Citibank, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Serena Hotels said harmonizing policies will create a great business ecosystem and bring prosperity in the region.