*KARACHI: *The British Council concluded on Wednesday its yearlong celebrations marking 70 years of its operations in Pakistan with a special message from the British monarch.
Queen Elizabeth congratulated the staff and all those involved with council on the 70th anniversary. Her message was read out by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew.
The envoy, while speaking at the closing ceremony of the year-long celebrations held at Governor House, said, “Britain’s partnership with Pakistan is very important.”
The envoy said there is enormous potential in Pakistan’s relationship with the UK. “The more we can do, the better it is for Pakistan and the UK.”
During the ceremony the British Council also launched ‘70 Years, 70 Stories’ a collection of stories and images showcasing 70 years of the British Council working with the people of Pakistan. “The book says what we see in Pakistan,” explained Drew.