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  • Princess Zahra Aga Khan receives the 2005 Alcan Prize for Sustainability, in Vancouver on behalf of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), Pakistan. Looking on are (L to R) Robert Davies, Managing Director of International Business Leaders Forum, which manages the Prize; and Travis Engen, President and CEO of Alcan.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan receives the Alcan Prize for Sustainability

Vancouver, Canada, 2 March 2006 – The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS, P), today received the US $1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability for its efforts to improve housing conditions as well as water and sanitation facilities in Pakistan.

The prize was accepted on behalf of the agency by Princess Zahra Aga Khan, head of the Social Welfare Department at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan, the umbrella institution of which AKPBS, P is a branch.