The Aga Khan thanked the CEC and the British Overseas Development Administration for co-funding the Chitral programme and acknowledged the role of the Government of Pakistan in facilitating the co-operation of national and international agencies in contributing to the development of the region. He underlined that the Rural Support Programme has various dimensions. It is designed to develop the ability of the people of this isolated part of the country to generate rapid increases in their productive capacity and assist them in the provision of self-sustaining primary health care and education activities, all of which would enhance the quality of life for the population of the area.

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On Wednesday, May 22nd, 1991, His Highness the Aga Khan and Mr. Abel Matutes, the European Community Commissioner responsible for North-South relations, as well as relations with Asia, signed an agreement in Brussels, marking the granting of ECU 8 million ($ 9.3 million) by the Commission for the European Communities (CEC) in support of health, education and rural development programmes in Chitral, Northern Pakistan.

The Aga Khan thanked the CEC and the British Overseas Development Administration for co-funding the Chitral programme and acknowledged the role of the Government of Pakistan in facilitating the co-operation of national and international agencies in contributing to the development of the region. He underlined that the Rural Support Programme has various dimensions. It is designed to develop the ability of the people of this isolated part of the country to generate rapid increases in their productive capacity and assist them in the provision of self-sustaining primary health care and education activities, all of which would enhance the quality of life for the population of the area.

SOURCES

  • Africa Ismaili, July 1991
  • ismaili.net

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