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.