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15th June 2015 Islamabad, Pakistan

The Magna Carta

Guest blog by Senator Aitzaz Ahsan Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, of Grays’ Inn Barrister-at-Law, is a senior lawyer, a veteran politician, a human rights’ activist, a constitutional theorist, a former political prisoner and federal minister, a left-wing campaigner against military regimes and a member of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party who currently serves as the Leader of […]

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28th February 2015 Islamabad, Pakistan

Philip Barton

by Philip Barton

British High Commissioner to Pakistan

St David’s Day

Fans of J.K. Rowling in Pakistan will remember that a Common Welsh Dragon featured in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, the fourth book of her immensely popular series.  That dragon was green in colour, but the dragon on the flag flying at the British High Commission in Islamabad today is a vibrant red. […]

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29th November 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Philip Barton

by Philip Barton

British High Commissioner to Pakistan

Celebrating St Andrew’s Day in Pakistan

For many here in Pakistan, Scotland needs no introduction, with its vibrant Pakistani communities and the links between Scotland and Pakistan in higher education and business.I was delighted that my first big event as the new British High Commissioner to Pakistan after I arrived in January was to host a Burns Night party.  Haggis being […]

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27th November 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Philip Barton

by Philip Barton

British High Commissioner to Pakistan

The shame of violence against women

The 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women, began from 25 November. According to a 2011 poll of experts by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Pakistan is the third most dangerous country for women in the world. More than 1,000 women and girls are murdered in honour killings every year. 90 percent of Pakistani […]

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23rd September 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Tracey Tett

by Tracey Tett

Head of Communications, British High Commission, Pakistan

Shaping the future: What matters to young Pakistanis

Ayesha* is nine years old, Ali* is eight. They live at the SOS Village in Rawalpindi, Islamabad’s Twin (although, in reality, much bigger) neighbouring City. They are two of around 100 young boys and girls who, for whatever reason, have no one to look after them at home and who are now cared for by […]

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4th August 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

stevenfrancis

by stevenfrancis

Navy & Air Advisor, British High Commission, Pakistan

WW1 Centenary – Pakistan’s Right to Commemorate

This is my first blog for the High Commission and a quick look at the archives tells me that it’s the first time in a long time that a member of the Defence Team has rolled up his sleeves and ‘put fingers to keyboard’. So when Alison Blake, our Deputy High Commissioner, asked me to […]

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28th July 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Alison Blake

by Alison Blake

British Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan

A childhood for every child

One of the themes running through my work during my time in Pakistan has been supporting the courageous women and men working for women’s empowerment and equality and an end to violence against women in Pakistan. Violent conflict is perhaps the greatest “anti-development” driver a country can face. Pakistan has not only suffered 40-50,000 deaths […]

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16th July 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Alison Blake

by Alison Blake

British Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan

50 Days to Go: NATO Summit in Wales 2014

Pakistan has been invited to join leaders, senior ministers and Defence Chiefs from around 60 countries at the NATO summit in Wales in early September. The summit is planned to be the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain. The summit comes as NATO draws down in Afghanistan, its longest ever […]

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7th July 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Philip Barton

by Philip Barton

British High Commissioner to Pakistan

Improving trade is the key to Pakistan’s prosperity

When I first arrived in Pakistan, I said that strengthening trade and investment between the UK and Pakistan is my top priority. British Prime Minister Cameron and Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif, in their last meeting in London, pledged to increase bilateral trade and investment between our two countries to £3 billion by the end of […]

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11th May 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan

Philip Barton

by Philip Barton

British High Commissioner to Pakistan

Pakistan – A Prime Minister in London

A year ago today, Pakistan went to the polls to elect a new Government.  Some 50 million Pakistanis turned out to vote.  They made a statement about the future they want for their country – a future based on democracy and accountability through the ballot box.  We went on to see the first ever full […]

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