Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 88th birthday in Karachi


Greater than 500 dignitaries from the Authorities, navy, civil society, the diplomatic corps, trend, the media and enterprise attended the crimson carpet occasion. The British Excessive Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Philip Barton CMG OBE, was additionally current.

2014 marks the 62nd anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, when she turned each the British Sovereign and the Head of the Commonwealth. The British Excessive Commissioner, His Excellency Philip Barton CMG OBE, the British Deputy Excessive Commissioner- John A. Tucknott MBE and the Chief Friends, Chief Minister of Sindh – Syed Qiam Ali Shah and the Governor of Sindh – Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad toasted one another’s Heads of State, whereas the nationwide anthems of each nations had been performed, to mark this necessary event.

Talking on the event of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday the British Excessive Commissioner to Pakistan, His Excellency Philip Barton, stated:

Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday is an event to replicate on the shut ties between the UK and Pakistan. Pakistan got here into being solely shortly earlier than Her Majesty turned Queen and the enduring partnership between Pakistan and the UK has taken form throughout her reign. It’s a partnership that’s set to turn out to be much more necessary as we proceed to work collectively for the mutual prosperity and safety of each our nations.

The UK has a really deep and broad relationship with Pakistan, from sporting and cultural hyperlinks to training and enterprise ties. Commerce is central to our relationship. We’re additionally investing closely in Pakistan’s training sector, with a selected deal with ladies’ training. Round 100 thousand Pakistani college students take British exams organised by the British Council yearly, offering Pakistani younger folks with internationally recognised {qualifications}. By 2015, UK help will profit 4 million Pakistani kids in class.

These proceed to be difficult instances for Pakistan and we pay tribute to its individuals who have sacrificed a lot. The UK stands with Pakistan and its folks because it tackles the evil of terrorism.

“Our two nations are longstanding companions and have a protracted historical past. However our connections are as a lot concerning the current and the longer term – the a million folks with shut ties to Pakistan residing in Britain right this moment and the lots of of hundreds of our residents who journey forwards and backwards annually to work, research or just for enjoyment.”

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