British High Commissioner appreciates Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace

Newswire Rawalpindi: The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner Friday called on a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters this week, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the military’s media wing, Turner appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace, especially […]

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UK wants to increase trade with Pakistan from £3 billion to £10 billion: MP

Newswire Lahore: Member Parliament House of Commons UK Ms Anum Qaiser this week disclosed that the United Kingdom wants to increase bilateral trade with Pakistan from existing £3 billion to £10 billion to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Talking to chairman UK-Pakistan Business Council (UPBC) Mian Kashif Ashfaq, she said that improvement in bilateral trade and […]

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Bond in Pakistan: British High Commission, Information Ministry jointly host red carpet premiere

Newswire Islamabad: The premiere of one of the biggest movies since the pandemic, James Bond: No Time To Die, was jointly hosted by British High Commissioner Christian Turner and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry at the Islamabad Club this week. The red-carpet premiere was a high-profile event attended by Minister for Human Rights […]

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Anger boils as UK Parliament endorses ‘obscene’ nationality bill

Edna Mohamed London: The UK’s controversial Nationality and Borders bill passed through the House of Commons this week, prompting outrage from citizens, politicians and activists who fear its potentially dangerous effect on ethnic minorities. Clause 9 of the bill is of particular concern as it will allow the government to deprive a person of citizenship […]

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UK foster care sector is ‘crumbling and failing’, fostering charity says

Sadiya Chowdhury The UK’s foster care sector is a “crumbling and failing system”, according to the country’s leading fostering charity. The Fostering Network’s State Of The Nation’s Foster Care 2021 report found that there is a crisis in the retention and recruitment of high-quality foster carers who can meet the needs of children in care. […]

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UK and Pakistan finalise negotiations on bilateral readmissions agreement

Islamabad: The Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Home Office, Matthew Rycroft this week concluded a productive two-day visit to Pakistan by finalising an agreement to tackle illegal migration. Matthew Rycroft and Adviser to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar finalised negotiations on the UK-Pakistan Readmissions Agreement which will ensure the return of […]

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Prince Harry to lose another Royal Family role as Princess Beatrice tipped to take over

Holly Evans The Royal Family are currently facing a “constitutional headache” due to the absence of Prince Harry as a working royal, as he can no longer carry out his duty as Counsellor of State. Under the current royal constitution, four members of the family are entitled to be ‘Counsellors of State’, meaning that they […]

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UK’s Prince William says great minds should focus on saving Earth not space travel

Michael Holden London: Britain’s Prince William has taken a thinly veiled swipe at the billionaires embroiled in a space tourism race, saying the world’s greatest brains should instead be focused on solving the environmental problems facing the Earth. During a BBC interview, William appeared to criticise Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, Elon Musk and […]

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Chevening Mentoring Scheme 2021-22 focuses on women, minorities

Newswire Islamabad: Head of Communication Pakistan Network, Fouzia Younis this week launched the second phase of the Chevening mentoring scheme at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The scheme is designed to support women and minorities who are lawyers and entrepreneurs to enhance their skills, knowledge and work performance. The British High Commission […]

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British Council to collaborate with Pakistan in heritage, culture

Islamabad: County Director of British Council Aamir Ramzan met the Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood to discuss the collaboration between two countries on heritage and culture. In 2022, from February to August, UK is planning a season to mark the 75th anniversary of bilateral relationships in London between […]

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MP Naz Shah stresses galvanizing communities to get voice of Kashmiris heard globally

Islamabad: Naz Shah, Member of the UK Parliament said this week that the voice against the atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir needed to be galvanized at grassroots level so as to make them heard effectively at international level. The Labour MP for Bradford West since 2015 said besides the parliaments, the voice raised by the […]

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UK tells EU again it may take unilateral steps to protect Northern Ireland trade

Kylie Maclellan and Elizabeth Piper Manchester:- Britain told the European Union this week it would trigger safeguard measures in their divorce deal if the bloc failed to agree to changes to smooth trade with Northern Ireland, saying the agreement had “come apart even more quickly than we feared”. Brexit minister David Frost told the ruling […]

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The Prince’s Trust group of charities launches findings from their ‘Future of Work’ report

Founded by The Prince of Wales, The Prince’s Trust group of charities now works in 18 countries and launched findings from their ‘Future of Work’ report, supported by HSBC. The report, supported by HSBC, highlightsthat young people in Pakistan want to learn more life skills to prepare them for the world of work, while many […]

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A weekend of panic buying has left many gas stations across the UK dry

Chloe Taylor Britain’s government is implementing emergency measures in an effort to keep gasoline flowing, after a weekend of panic buying left gas stations around the country without fuel. A major lack of truck drivers has meant deliveries of fuel and goods have recently fallen short in Britain. Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Sunday […]

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British govt didn’t advise against Pakistan tour: Christian Turner

Newswire Islamabad: The British High Commission did not advise against England cricket’s tour of Pakistan next month on security grounds, the top British diplomat in Pakistan said this week. In a video message, British High Commissioner Christian Turner said the BHC had supported the tour and “our travel advice for Pakistan has not changed.” He […]

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Kate Middleton, Prince William attend her brother James Middleton’s wedding

Washington: Prince William and Kate Middleton jetted to France recently for the intimate wedding of her brother James Middleton to his French love, Alizee Thevenet. According to Fox News, the royals of Cambridge with their three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, were all on hand to witness James and Thevenet finally […]

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UK to continue supporting Afghanistan: Dominic Raab

Newswire Islamabad: Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab said this week that beyond the matter of recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan, his country would continue to extend humanitarian assistance to its people.Addressing a joint press conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the British […]

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Dominic Raab: Pakistan is a vital UK partner on Afghanistan

Islamabad: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab this week visited Pakistan to discuss how the two countries can work closely together on the situation in Afghanistan.He held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa. Discussions focused on securing a safe passage for those leaving Afghanistan, […]

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