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Aga Khan’s envoy meets Taliban deputy prime minister

Hanafi urges AKDN to build a hospital in Afghanistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 6, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
Posted: Nov 6, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 weeks ago

Ali Akbar Pesnani, Aga's Khan envoy, meets Taliban deputy prime minister in Kabul. PHOTO Twitter

A special envoy of Prince Karim Aga Khan has met with the Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi in Kabul, a Taliban spokesman announced on Saturday sharing the pictures of the meeting.

Hanafi urged the Aga Khan Development Network, or AKDN, to build a well-equipped hospital in Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s Pashto language website Nunn Takki Asia reported.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, in a tweet, confirmed that the activities of the AKDN were discussed during the meeting between Hanafi and Ali Akbar Pesnani, Aga Khan’s envoy for Afghanistan.

Russian news agency Sputnik said the meeting was aimed at developing the cultural, economic, and social sphere in Afghanistan and Pesnani said that over 140 cultural heritage sites had already been restored in Afghanistan with the help of AKDN.

According to Mujahid, the deputy prime minister told Aga Khan’s special envoy that the network could invest in various sectors in Afghanistan.

He assured Pesnani that the Taliban would provide the necessary conditions and facilities for AKDN activities.

Pesnani said that their aim was to build human capacity and focus on girls’ education, according to Afghan media.

On girls’ education, Hanafi said that education is essential for all and the ministries of education and higher education were working on a mechanism for girls’ education.

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  1. Aziz Merchant  November 7, 2021 11:40 am/ Reply

    Excellent move for educating females

    • Zulfikar  November 8, 2021 1:55 am/ Reply

      All Hamdu lililah

  2. Nasir Javer  November 8, 2021 3:41 am/ Reply

    I think is great idea. It is high time Afghan people get good education.

  3. Dr Nasir Bhanji  November 8, 2021 8:50 pm/ Reply

    The visit is timely and the Afghanis will certainly benefit.

  4. Amin Ladak  November 8, 2021 10:17 pm/ Reply

    It’s heartening to know that ADN and Taliban govt of Afghanistan will work for development of society….In area of education health sanitation….and micro finance….All these will work as catalysts and we could see a vibrant Afghanistan…..soon

  5. Shabbi Ismail  November 8, 2021 11:30 pm/ Reply

    Alhamdulillah! It’s very good news

  6. Syed Wali Shah  November 9, 2021 8:40 pm/ Reply

    It is good decision to educate the female.

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