Chitral .. The scheduled visit to Chitral of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of twenty million Ismaili Muslims is awaited with much reverence and enthusiasm in this highland district. The Aga Khan is not only holy to the Ismailis but muslims from all sects respect and regard him as a benevolent personality who has served humanity in his capacity without any discrimination. He has always presented a pleasant and amicable face of Islam in international forums.
The high spread and standard of education in Chitral and northern areas is due to his noble vision that he got implemented four decades ago, and is bearing fruit today. Ismailis who erstwhile did not have much opportunities to prove their capabilities are now in the forefront in every field. Students are offered opportunities to pursue their studies from Australia to Canada and from Portugal to Kenya and Central Asia.? A better groomed, more confident generation owe their progress to the Aga Khan. The extensive influx of donor money through the AKDN has also benefited many Chitralis in different fields.? All this could not have been possible without the generosity and the charismatic personality of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan .. CN Editorial, 01 Dec 2017.
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