Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme | Expo2020 | Spotlighting Urban and Rural Developmental Success

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The #AgaKhan Trust for Culture (#AKTC) was invited by #Expo2020 Dubai to present its work under the theme of Best Practice in Urban & Rural Development – to share experiences, successes, and lessons learned from its Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme. The Trust chose to showcase its work in Pakistan. For urban regeneration, it featured interventions carried out in the city of Lahore with the Government of Punjab through the Walled City Lahore Authority (WCLA). For rural development, interventions in Gilgit-Baltistan were presented. Mr. Kamran Lashari, Director General, WCLA, and Mr. Tausif Ahmad, CEO, AKTC Pakistan, presented the work with audience participation through an interactive question and answer session. The Pakistan Ambassador to UAE, His Excellency Afzaal Mahmood graced the occasion and thanked the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the development of Pakistan. For more about the Aga Khan Trust for Culture: