Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:
“Today, Shia Ismaili Muslims in British Columbia and around the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan.
“For almost 60 years, His Highness has served as a humanitarian leader and philanthropist. A champion of ideals and noble causes, including economic, social and cultural development, he is committed to helping those less fortunate, notably through the charitable works of the Aga Khan Development Network.
“In April, I had the pleasure of visiting the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby and was impressed by the ongoing work of the community to promote equality, pluralism, education, civic engagement, volunteerism and charitable projects, including the annual Ismaili Walk.
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I extend warm wishes to His Highness the Aga Khan on his 80th birthday and wish him continued success in his efforts to make the world a better place.”