Pakistani activist receives Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Staff Writer Islamabad: Pakistani lawyer and activist Tahera Hasan received the Commonwealth Points of Light Award for her efforts promoting the wellbeing of orphaned, abandoned and stateless children this week. Points of Light Awards are given to outstanding individual volunteers who are making a positive change in their community. Having been a strong supporter of […]

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Kate on hunt for personal assistant with ‘tact and discretion’

The advert for a personal assistant to Kate’s assistant private secretary was listed on the professional social networking website three days ago. The advert noted that the role involved providing “wide-ranging administrative and operational support”. The personal assistant, who will be positioned in Kensington Palace, will take on the responsibilities of managing the secretary’s diary, […]

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British High Commissioner Christian Turner meets PM Shehbaz Sharif

Staff Writer Islamabad: British High Commissioner Christian Turner on Wednesday met Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif at PM’s House. Congratulating the Prime Minister on assuming office, the High Commissioner stressed the deep people-to-people ties between the two countries, in this 75th anniversary year of bilateral relations. The High Commissioner and the Prime Minister discussed […]

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The Queen, her grandkids, and the incredible shrinking royal family

Erin Vanderhoof In February 2003, an outstanding 21-year-old junior equestrian named Zara Phillips announced that spread-betting company Cantor Index would sponsor her first senior season on the riding circuit. The arrangement wasn’t unusual for her peers, but it made national news outside of the trades. At the time, Phillips, Princess Anne’s second child, happened to […]

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UK Alumni Awards 2021–22 in Lahore showcase impact of UK higher education

Newswire Lahore: The British Council in collaboration with the British High Commission (BHC) on Saturday celebrated the success of outstanding alumni of UK universities from Pakistan with the 7th Annual UK Alumni Awards and distributed certificates to Chevening mentors. Head of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the BHC, Fouzia Younis along with British Council’s Director […]

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Prince Charles attends Commonwealth Day Service amid Queen Elizabeth skipping the event

Newswire London: At the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey this week, Prince Charles is filling in for his mother, Queen Elizabeth. The Queen, who is 95 years old, revealed that she will not be attending the annual Commonwealth Day celebration, which honours the 54 nations that make up the Commonwealth. “After discussing the arrangements […]

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‘Education is the key to a better future for girls’

Newswire Islamabad: Ahead of International Women’s Day this week, representatives from Government of Pakistan, the Girls’ Education Challenge, the British High Commission and ACTED Pakistan held a joint event in Islamabad to highlight challenges to girls’ education and viable approaches to address them. In particular, the participants discussed negative impacts on women and girls during […]

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British High Commission launches mentoring programme for budding journalists

Newswire Islamabad: The British High Commission this week announced the launch of the Chevening Mentoring Scheme for budding journalists. The three-month mentorship programme has been designed to target women and minorities working for media outlets or as freelance journalists across Pakistan. Fellows from the flagship Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme will act as mentors for […]

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Queen Elizabeth II marks Platinum Jubilee with ‘Queen Camilla’ announcement

Newswire London: Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, announcing her “sincere wish” that Camilla, the wife of her heir Prince Charles, should ultimately be known as Queen Consort. Britain’s longest-serving monarch acceded to the throne aged 25 on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father […]

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Prince Harry biographer says Duke is ‘unrecognisable’ to man he was only a few years ago

Tom Hussey Speaking to GB News on Monday, Royal Family expert Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince in 2018, suggested how Prince Harry has changed from someone who was “charismatic and intuitive” to being “bitter, angry and hard done by”. GB News anchor Eamonn Holmes asked the royal expert whether the Prince […]

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Royal Family: The perfumes worn by Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Queen are surprisingly cheap

Newswire You might think the Royal Family have expensive tastes in perfume. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking their fragrances of choice were completely unattainable for the rest of us. But now, research from showerstoyou.co.uk has revealed the Royal Family’s favourite fragrances and some are cheaper than you’d think. They cross-checked online articles and […]

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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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