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UK envoy hails Pak army’s ‘fantastic response’ for airlifting Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the Pakistan army for airlifting to safety 67 Sikh pilgrims stranded during the protests in Punjab. Sharing a video showing the Sikh pilgrims being airlifted by the army's helicopter on his Twitter account, the UK envoy wrote: “Last week the Pakistan Army airlifted to safety 67 British Sikhs on a pilgrimage in Pakistan.” “They’d been stranded at a service station by the protests. Fantastic response from the Pakistani…

British High Commissioner calls on Law Minister Naseem

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem at his office on Wednesday. The bilateral issues between the two countries mainly remained under discussion, said a statement issued here. Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem said that Pakistan’s relations with Britain were very deep rooted and the current Government was enthusiastic to further develop that partnership to strengthen work in areas of rule of law and counter terrorism. He said…

British envoy meets Imran, felicitates on winning electoral battle

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on prime minister-designate Imran Khan at his Banigala residence, official twitter account of PTI notified. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1024629052466970625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1024629052466970625&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dawn.com%2Fnews%2F1424265 The British envoy congratulated Khan over his party's victory in General Elections 2018. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan underlined the significance…

Pakistan summons British High Commissioner, protests display of anti-state slogans on London cabs

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, called in the British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew, today to convey Pakistan's serious concern at the display of slogans on London cabs that directly attack Pakistan's territorial integrity and sovereignty. The High Commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity. The issue was also being raised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by…

British High Commissioner calls on COAS, discusses regional security

RAWALPINDI: British High Commissioner in Islamabad Thomas Drew on Friday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) here. According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed in the meeting. Earlier this week, Drew travelled to Afghanistan, where he held meetings with Afghan officials including President Ashraf Ghani. The British high commissioner's official Twitter…