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British High Commission in Pakistan celebrates HM The Queen’s 92nd birthday

To celebrate HM The Queen’s 92nd birthday, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr Thomas Drew CMG, held a reception in her honour at his residence in Islamabad.

Special Envoy for Gender Equality Joanna Roper, British High Commissioner Thomas Drew with the Chairman of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Special Envoy for Gender Equality Joanna Roper, British High Commissioner Thomas Drew with the Chairman of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Commerce minister Pervaiz Malik was the Chief Guest at the celebrations, which were also attended by prominent guests from the world of government, diplomacy, culture, academia and media.

The event also featured music from a British military band – a woodwind quintet from the Band of the Irish Guards – and the best of British cooking.

Speaking at The Queen’s Birthday Party reception, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr Thomas Drew CMG, said:

Thank you all for joining us at our party – in this fellow Commonwealth country – to celebrate the 92st Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

The UK’s relationship with Pakistan is special. Our two countries have incredible people to people links and work particularly closely in the fields of education, health, culture and security. While these strong links extends to trade, our aim this year is to take our trading relationship to the next level.

Our big focus for our work here in 2018 is around the next generation of Pakistan, the two thirds of Pakistan’s population under the age of 25, that is the key to the future stability, security and prosperity of this country – which matter so much to all of us. Helping that generation fulfil its great potential is a focus of our work. It is no coincidence that we do more on education here – through DFID and the British Council – than in any other country in the world.

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Published 25 April 2018