British High Commissioner Jane Marriott assures support to PFL

Celina Ali British High Commissioner, Jane Marriott this week met with a delegation from the Pakistan Football League (PFL) to discuss the league’s vibrant launch in Lahore and the prospects for significant investments in Pakistan. During the meeting, High Commissioner Marriott praised the PFL organisers and promoters, emphasizing that UK investments in the league represent […]

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British-Pakistani opera singer receives royal honor for recording national anthem post-coronation

Celina Ali Islamabad: A British-Pakistani Sufi Opera singer, Saira Peter, announced in a video message circulated this week she received a letter of appreciation from Buckingham Palace for recording the British national anthem, “God Save the King,” following the coronation of King Charles III. The British king’s coronation took place last May at Westminster Abbey […]

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Pakistan, UK resolve to enhance coordination on arms control, disarmament, non-proliferation

Celina Ali Islamabad: Pakistan and the United Kingdom this week expressed their commitment to further enhance coordination on multilateral fora on matters relating to arms control, disarmament & non-proliferation. The commitment was expressed during the 6th Round of Pakistan –UK Dialogue on Arms Control & Non-Proliferation held here. Additional Foreign Secretary (Arms Control & Disarmament), […]

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Queen Mary attends UK HE Transnational Education Mission to Pakistan

Celina Ali Islamabad: Queen Mary University of London recently joined a UK higher education delegation on a 5-day visit to Pakistan this week. Led by the UK government’s International Education Champion, Sir Steve Smith, the delegation comprised senior representatives from the UK government, 15 leading UK higher education providers and key stakeholders from across the […]

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UK universities delegation led by Sir Steve Smith visits NUTECH

Celina Ali Islamabad: National University of Technology Islamabad (NUTECH) this week hosted a distinguished delegation from leading Universities in the United Kingdom. The delegation, led by esteemed academician Professor Sir Steve Smith, was warmly welcomed by the Rector NUTECH, Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz HI (M) Rtd . During their visit, the delegation engaged in fruitful […]

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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott meets NA Speaker

Celina Ali Islamabad: Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said this week that Pakistan attached great importance to its longstanding relations with the United Kingdom (UK) which were based on mutual respect and shared perceptions on broad range of regional and international issues. It is high time to further solidify this cordial bond through increased people-to-people interactions, […]

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President for further boosting bilateral cooperation with UK

British High Commissioner Jane Marriott meets Zardari Celina Ali Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari said this week that Pakistan and the United Kingdom (UK) enjoy cordial relations, rooted in history and shared legacy, which have been reinforced by high-level interactions and people-to-people contacts over the years. He stressed the need to further strengthen trade and […]

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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott hosts 12 faiths at interfaith Iftar dinner

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner Jane Marriott this week hosted an Iftar dinner at the British High Commission, for leading members of different religious communities across Pakistan to celebrate the country’s rich cultural diversity. Over 80 people from 12 faiths, including heritage experts working to promote cultural and religious diversity in Pakistan, attended the […]

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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott discusses UK-Pakistan cooperation with Commerce Minister

Celina Ali Islamabad: Federal Minister for Commerce, Jam Kamal Khan, and British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms. Jane Marriott, this week outlined key strategies to bolster the already robust trade relations between Pakistan and the UK. In a meeting here, Minister Jam Kamal Khan emphasized the deep-rooted political and historical ties between the two nations, […]

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High Commissioner Jane Marriott hosts Umama: A day of empowerment and inspiration

Celina Ali Islamabad: Jane Marriott, the British High Commissioner in Pakistan, this week warmly welcomed Umama, the winner of their exclusive “High Commissioner for a Day” contest. The day was an extraordinary experience, filled with insights into diplomacy, empowerment, and inspiration. Umama, a bright and ambitious young woman, arrived at the High Commission with an […]

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British High Commission brings together senior businesswomen from across Pakistan on International Women’s Day

Celina Ali Islamabad: The UK this week convened women in tech, business and trade to highlight their achievements and discuss shared challenges. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is: Invest in women; accelerate progress. At a trade fair in Islamabad, female entrepreneurs demonstrated the work they are doing on artificial intelligence, medical technology […]

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High Commissioner Jane Marriott discusses increased UK scholarship for Pakistani students with CM Maryam Nawaz

Celina Ali British High Commissioner Jane Marriott met with Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, along with Clara Strandhoj, Head of the British High Commission Lahore Office this week. During the meeting, Jane Marriott congratulated Maryam Nawaz Sharif on her historic appointment as the first woman Chief Minister and expressed good wishes for her tenure. […]

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Amidst Royal absences, Queen Camilla shines as the beacon of stability for Royal Family

London: In a time when the British monarchy finds itself short-staffed and facing an unusual absence of key figures due to hospital procedures and familial responsibilities, Queen Camilla emerges as the unyielding support for King Charles. The recent convalescence of the King and Princess of Wales, along with Prince Charles taking time off, has put […]

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Quality education crucial for development, breaking cycle of poverty: High Commissioner Jane Marriott

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott CMG OBE, said this week that inclusive, quality education is crucial for peace, development, and breaking the cycle of poverty. In a video message on the occasion of the International Day of Education, she said that both girls and boys have an equal right to […]

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High Commissioner Jane Marriot says ‘Anti-rape crisis cell’ in PIMS a significant milestone

Celina Ali Islamabad: Jane Marriot, UK’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, said this week that the “Anti-rape crisis cell in Institute of medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad was a significant milestone in addressing gender-based violence in Pakistan Survivors of sexual violence including rape suffer tremendously from physical impacts, emotional trauma and social stigmatization. Therefore, confidential, comprehensive and […]

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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott celebrates UK and Pakistan’s strong people-to-people ties while visiting Mirpur

Celina Ali Mirpur; The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott, visited the UK-Pakistani diaspora in Mirpur this week. She was accompanied by the head of the Pakistan department at the foreign commonwealth and development office, Richard Lindsay. Mirpur is called by some as a home away from home for Pakistani Brits. This is due […]

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Tom Hyde generously presents Gujrat Museum with a newly acquired cabinet adorned with antiquities

Celina Ali Islamabad: Tom Hyde, the outgoing Deputy Head of Communication for the British High Commission, this week generously presented the Gujrat Museum with a newly acquired cabinet adorned with antiquities sourced from ancient mounds along the river Jhelum. Financed privately by Mr Hyde, the cabinet was bestowed upon the Gujrat museum and the Archaeological […]

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UK climate study will accelerate green finance in Pakistan

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner, Jane Marriott CMG OBE, this week launched a landmark study to identify and prioritise critical initiatives to mobilise private sector climate financing in Pakistan. The study’s climate finance analysis includes several ‘roadmaps to action’ to support the Government of Pakistan’s ambitions for climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience. The study […]

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High Commissioner Jane Marriott announces significant increase in UK investment in Pakistan to address climate change

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott this week announced a significant increase in the United Kingdom’s investment in Pakistan, specifically aimed at addressing climate change issues. This announcement was made during an event in Islamabad commemorating the 76th birthday of King Charles. The commitment involves doubling the UK’s financial support to […]

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High Commissioner Jane Marriott praises Pakistan’s initiatives to address climate-induced disasters

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner Jane Marriott this week praised Pakistan’s initiatives in establishing the Loss and Damage Fund to address climate-induced disasters, emphasizing its significance as a key priority for the United Kingdom at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28). In an interview, Marriott expressed the UK’s support […]

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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott reinforces UK’s commitment to supporting minority rights, socio-economic development

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner Jane Marriott this week visited Peshawar and Nowshera. During her visit, she engaged in a series of meetings and events to reinforce the UK’s commitment to supporting interfaith harmony, minority rights, socio-economic development and regional stability, the British High Commission said. The visit started with a tour of the […]

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British’s High Commissioner Jane Marriot discusses stronger UK-Pakistan ties with Ishaq Dar

Celina Ali Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriot this week held a meeting with Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Leader of the House, at the Parliament House. The meeting focused on various topics of mutual interest and emphasized the enduring relationship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan, a Senate Secretariat statement said. During the […]

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