British High Commissioner Designate visits Karachi


The British High Commissioner (Designate) to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner made his inaugural visit to Karachi on Friday. During his trip to the port city and economic hub of Pakistan, Dr Turner hosted a dinner for the selected delegates, partners and curators of the WOW – Women of the World festival which is being organised by the British Council in Pakistan, together with the WOW Foundation and Southbank Centre.

Dr Turner also visited the Mazar-e-Quaid (the final resting place of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah) and made a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Makli Necropolis.

The British High Commissioner (Designate) Dr Christian Turner said:

“Karachi is a dynamic, multi-cultural and diverse city and I am delighted that I have been able to visit within my first few weeks in Pakistan.

The top British companies operating in Pakistan: Standard Chartered, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell Pakistan, Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser all have their head offices in Karachi and represent one per cent of Pakistan’s entire economy.

I have enjoyed meeting inspirational Pakistani women role models during the WOW – Women of the World Festival who are making a difference in their fields. My trip to Karachi would not be complete without a visit to pay my respects at Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum and reflect on his vision of a tolerant and inclusive Pakistan.”