2. The nominations for the award-winning projects were made by local professionals throughout the. Muslim world from Morocco to Indonesia. Approximately 200 projects were screened and evaluated by a team of tech-nical experts. The final recommendations were then considered by the Award Master Jury, a distinguished International panel of architects and planners from both Muslim and non-Muslim world. The Master Jury selected the criteria. for winning projects from the five seminars which took place in the Muslim world under the auspices of the Aga Khan Award. The seminars provided an opportunity to bring together professionals representing many disciplines, and dealing with important topics in contemporary Islamic Architecture such as conservation, housing, symbolism and public spaces.
3. The Master Jury has finally met and selected the winners of the First Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The award will be given at a ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan, on 23rd October, 1980, in a public function to be held in Shalimar Gardens. Besides the prize distribution ceremony the posters of the winning projects will also be displayed.
4. Pakistan Post Office is issuing a stamp of Rs. 2/- denomination to commemorate The First Aga Khan Award for Architecture.