Monday, 22 October 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

British Pakistani Appointed European Conservatives Advisors

LONDON: Two Prominent British businessmen of Pakistani origin have been appointed as Senior Policy Advisers to influential European Conservatives. Saqib Bhatti and Aftab Chughtai MBE, both from Birmingham, have been appointed as Senior Policy advisers to the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) in an attempt to reach ...

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PML-N representative attacked in London

LONDON: President PML-N (UK) Zubair Gull was attacked on Friday at his residence. His brother Ejaz Gull informed that earlier in the morning a woman approached their home and asked if Zubair Gul was home, she left after the confirmation, later two masked attackers entered his house and severely beat ...

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Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’

LONDON: Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Russia, who will now play a key role in the UK’s Brexit talks, as a “seasoned and tough negotiator”. Sir Ivan, whose exit ...

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British PM defends aid programme for Pakistan

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to defend the practice of handing British taxpayers’ cash to people in Pakistan after it was described as “exporting the dole” by a senior Tory MP. Nigel Evans called for a review of the programme, but No10 said the controversial scheme ...

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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British woman in labour pain goes live on Facebook

LONDON: A woman in the UK has live streamed her labour on Facebook to over two lakh strangers to show pregnant women that giving birth is not like the one shown in movies. Sarah-Jayne Ljungstrom, 35, an ad-agency director from London, started broadcasting soon after her waters broke while eating ...

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Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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Pakistan receives huge applause at London New Year’s Day Parade

Pakistani delegation walk through confetti during the London New Year’s Day Parade. LONDON: Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of central London as a blockbuster-themed parade celebrating the start of the New Year — including Pakistan’s colourful contingent. The colourful event won praise from the revellers lining the ...

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London shares hit year’s high at end of 2016 trading

LONDON: London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index reached its highest level to date on the last day of trading for 2016. The move upwards was tiny – 22.5 points or 0.32% – but it left the FTSE at an unprecedented 7,142.83. The last trading day of the calendar year in London ...

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