Tag: British High Commission

British Foreign Secretary underlines his government’s commitment to deep, lasting relationship with Pakistan

Islamabad, July 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): During his two-day visit to Pakistan, the Foreign Secretary William Hague met members of the new Pakistani Government, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar. The Foreign Secretary also met parliamentarians, representatives of the Pakistani business community […]

British Foreign Secretary’s arrival in Islamabad

Islamabad, July 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Foreign Secretary’s arrival follows the recent two-day visit to Pakistan by the Prime Minister David Cameron, who was the first Foreign Head of Government to visit Pakistan following the formation of the new government. The visit underlines the UK’s continued commitment to a deep, long-term and strategic relationship with […]

Following elections in Pakistan British Foreign Secretary reiterates United Kingdom’s support for democratic future

Islamabad, May 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): Foreign Secretary William Hague said: Some 50 million people in Pakistan went to the ballot box on Saturday. They made a strong statement about the future they want for their country, based on accountable, democratic government. They clearly rejected terrorist violence and intimidation. These elections represent an important step for […]

Pakistanis have much to be proud of as its National Assembly has completed its term: Baroness Warsi

Islamabad, March 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s people have much to be proud of: its National Assembly has successfully completed its full term for the first time Commenting on the appointment of the caretaker Prime Minister in Pakistan today, Baroness Warsi Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: Pakistan’s people have much to […]

Five Commonwealth countries mark Commonwealth week through cricket

Islamabad, March 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): Five Commonwealth countries, represented by officials from their respective Foreign Ministries, marked Commonwealth week on Saturday through a cricket tournament hosted by the British High Commission, Islamabad. Five teams, represented by Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian, Australian, Indian and British High Commissions, played a series of friendly […]

Pakistan’s leaders must increase tax revenue, provide better services, tackle corruption to rebuild people’s faith in politics

Islamabad, March 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): An Op-ed by Justine Greening, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development Recently, I made my first visit to Pakistan as secretary of state for international development. While I was there, I was struck by the determination of the people to tackle the myriad challenges facing their country. I […]

Two illegal workers from Pakistan found at takeaway in Scotland

Islamabad, March 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): Two men from Pakistan have been found working illegally at a takeaway in Preston pans, east of Edinburgh, Scotland, following a UK Border Agency operation. Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed that two men from Pakistan were working at the takeaway. Both men have no right to work […]