British Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated with pomp


KARACHI: The friendship between Pakistan and Great Britain is extremely close and very warm and the ties between people of the two regions go back almost two centuries.

This was said by British Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell at the glittering reception hosted at Acton House to celebrate the 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and Diamond Jubilee of her ascension to the throne.

Mr Campbell said the ties between the countries were becoming stronger and both nations shared similar views on a host of issues. The Britsh Deputy High Commissioner acknowledged the Pakistani staff and praised them for their devotion to duty.

High Commissioner Adam Thomson who had flown in from Islamabad to attend the function welcomed the chief guests at the function, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad in his brief address said Great Britain was a very important country for Pakistan and a great friend. He hoped the relationship between both countries would gather further strength in the future.

The reception began with a Pakistan Navy band playing the national anthems of both countries on the meticulously manicured lawns of the British Deputy High Commission Governor Sindh Dr Ishart ul Ebad, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro, British High Commissioner Adam Thomson, Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell then jointly cut a cake to amid thundering applause by the elite of the city who attended the reception.