British Home Secretary arrives in Pakistan

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British Home Secretary, Theresa May, arrived in Lahore yesterday, Sunday 24 October, on her first visit to Pakistan in her role as Home Secretary.

British Home Secretary, Theresa May given a cultural tour of Badshahi Mosque

Whilst in Lahore she met with the Governor of Punjab, Mr Salman Taseer; the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif; and was given a cultural tour of Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque.

The Home Secretary will now continue her visit in Islamabad and will meet national and regional political leaders to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues

On her arrival the Home Secretary said:

“I am delighted to be in Pakistan for my first visit as Home Secretary.

When this week I meet national and regional political leaders and others from all walks of Pakistani society, my message will be clear: the UK and Pakistan are historic friends and the closest of partners.

Whilst we must confront the challenges that affect both our countries and wider regions, we can draw strength that our shared history and living family connections mean that we will face them together”