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in the Turkish sultanates the title of the military leaders, including the commander of the janissaries, and the title of the heads of certain groups of court servants. After the abolition of the janissaries in 1826, “Aga” became the name for junior and middle-level officers of the Turkish army. In modern Turkey, ağa is a form of address to prosperous landowners and sometimes part of a person’s name.

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Abbr. for “American Gas Association.”
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If you could give Aga an intangible birthday gift, what would it be?
The Aga Khan expressed his strong expectation that "from this new home, these education-oriented institutions would contribute powerfully to building new bridges of understanding across the gulfs of ignorance".
"In 2015 the Aga Khan was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country's highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in India," the official release said.
While in the UAE, the Aga Khan is scheduled to meet with government leaders to discuss further cooperation in areas of mutual interest as well as members of the Ismaili community.
It was at this session that HH Aga Khan was elected for the second tenure as President AIML.
During the meeting, Firoz Rasul shared with Federal Minister results of a study on the Aga Khan University's Economic Impact in Pakistan.
The Aga Khan is the Chairman and Founder of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Prince Karim Aga Khan will stay at the Governor House, the spokesman added.
The president said that Aga Khan Foundation was rendering commendable services in the fields of education, health and for rural development in various parts of the country.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture co-ordinates AKDN's cultural activities, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Historic Cities Programme, and Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.
The Aga Khan thanked the foreign minister and conveyed his continued support to the government and people of Pakistan in economic and social development.
The Ismaili community across the world is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of their beloved spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan IV with zeal and enthusiasm.