British envoy underscores significance of Pakistan-UK ties


KARACHI, Pakistan: The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew Saturday on said that Pakistan and the United Kingdom had shared deep relations during the last 70 years and they were looking forward to further strengthen them. 

While speaking at the opening ceremony of the Karachi Literature Festival, he highlighted the importance of 70th anniversary of Pakistan-UK relations, and said that the cultural links underpinned by strong people to people links were central to these bilateral ties.

The British envoy said that the British audiences should get the chance to experience Pakistan’s vibrant art and cultural offerings.

The High Commissioner also highlighted the participation of British authors in the ceremony including Shrabani Basu, Mirza Waheed Victoria Schofield and Muhammad Hanif.

Thomas Drew expressed his hope that UK-Pakistan cooperation on culture and arts would benefit Pakistan’s vibrant art scene through introducing new audiences.

The ambassador also referred to the launch of British Council Library and urged audience to join it as it offered wonderful British and Pakistani books.

The British Council has a pop up library at the Karachi Literature Festival, which has more information on the British Council Libraries in Karachi and Lahore.

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