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British High Commissioner optimistic about Pakistan’s future

ISLAMABAD: On the final day of his first official visit to Lahore in his capacity as British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew CMG on Friday met political, business and senior media figures to discuss the current situation in Punjab.

They discussed security, the economy and the UK’s relationship with Pakistan. According to a press release issued by the British High Commission here, High Commissioner Thomas Drew CMG also visited the new Nishat Emporium Mall and the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women to see the Gender Management Information System at work.

His visit reinforced his sense of a vibrant city, despite Sunday’s bomb attack, on the up. In addition he toured the site of the new British Council library and met staff from the British Council and the Department for International Development. He heard further examples from them of the UK’s work in Punjab.

Commenting on the final day of his visit the British High Commissioner, Mr. Thomas Drew CMG said, “Despite last Sunday’s tragic attack, my visit to Lahore has reinforced my sense of optimism for Pakistan’s future.”

“I look forward to working with the people and Government of Punjab to continue to develop Britain’s strong relationship with the province,” he added. APP