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Tag Archives: british

British cadets singing Pakistani national anthem

British cadets

LONDON: Who doesn’t swoon over a British accent? But when your country’s national anthem is being sung in this much-coveted accent, things become notches better. In a recently surfaced video, a batch of British cadets can be seen crooning the national anthem of Pakistan. The cadets from the British Royal ...

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UK govt proposes new plan to EU for bailed-out bank RBS

RBS

LONDON: The British government proposed plans for the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland to fund initiatives worth £750 million (S$1.3 billion) to improve competition in the sector, in order to meet its rescue conditions. The bank, 73 per cent owned by the government, has made four of the five major ...

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UK envoy underscores significance of UK-Pak ties

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KARACHI: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew said the United Kingdom and Pakistan shared deep relations during the last 70 years, and they were looking forward to further strengthen them. The cultural links underpinned by strong people to people links were central to these bilateral ties, he added. Speaking ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

TESCO PAKISTAN

KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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UK foreign secretary gives up American citizenship

Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson surrendered his citizenship in 2016. The Internal Revenue Service data published Wednesday shows that 5,411 people said goodbye to being American last year. The number of Americans surrendering their citizenship or long-term US residency is at an all-time high. “The escalation of offshore penalties over ...

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PM Theresa May condemns ‘honour killing’ of Samia Shahid

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the murder of British Pakistani Samia Shahid who lost her life to an ‘honour-killing’ incident, and said that her support is with the victim’s husband. She made the comments during a question answer session in the parliament before a full house. The 28-year-old ...

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Hate speech: FIA to approach Interpol for Altaf’s arrest

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Tuesday gave green signal to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to approach Interpol for the arrest of Muttahdia Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. The London-based MQM supremo is wanted in various money laundering and terrorism cases in Pakistan. Earlier, an anti-terrorism court had directed ...

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House prices suffer first fall since August – Halifax

LONDON: British house prices suffered their first fall in monthly terms since shortly after June’s Brexit vote, mortgage lender Halifax said on Tuesday, a latest sign of a slowing in the housing market. House prices fell 0.9 percent in January alone after a 1.6 percent surge in December. A Reuters ...

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Motor insurance premiums hit record high, as cars go hi tech

LONDON: Car insurance premiums in the UK have hit a record high, partly because cars’ increasingly complex electronics have made repairs more expensive. The average annual comprehensive policy cost £462 in the last three months of 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Previously the highest figure was ...

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