Press release: UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad visits Pakistan

first_imgContactBritish High CommissionIslamabadtel. 0092 51 2012000 Lord Ahmad held meetings with the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, the Minister of State for the Interior Shehryar Afridi and Senator Sherry Rehman. The Minister of State also took part in wreath-laying ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Rawalpindi. He met with a range of civil society and human rights champions at a reception held at the British High Commission.He also took part in a panel discussion held at the Fatimah Jinnah Women University on British Council’s Active Citizens Programme. The British Council is working with the Higher Education Commission across all universities and degree awarding institutions in Pakistan to help young students take action in their local communities, and at a regional and national level. This programme will provide mandatory training on inclusion and tolerance to every undergraduate in Pakistan.Lord Ahmad also welcomed back 2017-18 Chevening and Commonwealth scholars at a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Islamabad. Lord Tariq Ahmad and British High Commissioner Thomas Drew met with a number of the recently returned scholars on the completion of their fully-funded Chevening one year masters’ degree and Commonwealth Masters and PhD programmes in the UK.Congratulating the Chevening and Commonwealth Scholars, Lord Tariq Ahmad said: I am delighted to be back in Pakistan to see and hear about the strength of the UK-Pakistan partnership. Meeting with ministers, students and alumni, I heard about the depth of our connections, the impact of the UK support and the progress Pakistan is making to support education, development and dialogue. I was also pleased to welcome back to Chevening and Commonwealth scholars back to Pakistan, and congratulate them on completing their masters’ degrees and PhD programmes in the UK. Pakistan remains one of the top priority countries for the Commonwealth and for Chevening, and these scholars are a testament to the education links between the UK and Pakistan. Twitter: @UKinPakistan, @ChevPakistan, @tomdrewUK Facebook Instagram More InformationFor updates on the British High Commission and the Chevening Programme, please follow our social media channels:last_img read more

Arsenal assured Dani Ceballos will still be joining club on loan

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal assured Dani Ceballos will still be joining club on loan Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jul 2019 12:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link482Shares Asensio suffered a serious injury this week (Picture: Reuters)Ceballos will spend the next year at Arsenal, before returning to Real, and his arrival at the Emirates will serve as a major boost to Unai Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have been frustrated in their attempts to land Emery’s top targets due to a modest transfer budget of just £45million.Efforts to land Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney have been fruitless so far, but Ceballos is set to sign for Arsenal alongside Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba.center_img Ceballos is set to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have reportedly been told there is no need to be concerned the injury to Real Madrid star Marco Asensio will affect their loan move for Dani Ceballos.Real confirmed on Wednesday Asensio had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, with the young midfielder now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Arsenal had been on the verge of completing a loan deal for Ceballos, but Asensio’s sudden injury woes raised concerns the transfer move could be called off.But the Sun claim Real have assured Arsenal the loan deal with go ahead and the Gunners are now poised to announce the signing officially.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal are now poised to confirm Ceballos’ arrival (Picture: Getty)The French youngster will sign a long-term contract with Arsenal before returning to Ligue 1 on loan for the coming season.Arsenal are poised to announce the double signing and might confirm the deals before the end of the week, with both Ceballos and Saliba reportedly in London.Despite the transfer woes, Arsenal have enjoyed an excellent pre-season so far and are yet to be beaten in regular time.Real Madrid needed extra time to beat Arsenal in their last game, while the Gunners have claimed victories over Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Colorado Rapids.MORE: Unai Emery admits Marco Asensio injury is ‘bad news’ in Arsenal’s pursuit of Dani CeballosMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img read more