Karachi, 12 June 2022 (TDI): The British Deputy High Commission (BDHC) hosted the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee festivities in Karachi on Friday.

A number of guests including the Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, as well as government officials, foreign dignitaries, and celebrities attended the event.

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British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner (L); Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah (R) at the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee festivities in Karachi
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Celebrities at the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee festivities in Karachi

The British High Commissioner, Christian Turner, and the Deputy High Commissioner, Mike Nithavrianakis hosted the event.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner reminded the guests of the Queen’s life of service.

Moreover, the Cadillac that the Queen rode in during her 1961 visit to Pakistan was also parked on the premises. The car reflected a symbol of the two nations’ ongoing friendship.

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British High Commissioner to Pakistan. standing next to the Cadillac that the Queen rode in during her visit to Karachi in 1961
Queen Elizabeth II is driven through the streets of Karachi during the second phase of her tour of Pakistan, 1st February 1961

Events around the world have commemorated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and her 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth.

In addition, it is also the 75th anniversary of Pakistan and the United Kingdom’s bilateral relationship.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations: 

On Wednesday, the Pakistan Monument in Islamabad was lit up in purple, the color of the Platinum Jubilee festivities, which coincided with celebrations at the British High Commission in Islamabad, where the special guest was Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

On Tuesday, the final Queen’s Birthday Party event will take place in Lahore. The event will feature a performance by Qawali artist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

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