KARACHI: The UK concluded its celebrations marking King Charles III’s 75th Birthday with a final event in Karachi, following those in Lahore on Thursday and Islamabad on Tuesday.
King Charles III’s Birthday Party events, which doubled as a National Day for the United Kingdom, had an environment and climate theme to reflect both the monarch’s interest in this area and the high priority given to this work by Britain.
Hosted in the garden of ‘Acton House’ at the Deputy High Commission Karachi, Friday’s ‘village’ styled event was attended by British High Commissioner Jane Marriott and the visiting British Army’s Chief of the General Staff General Patrick Sanders.
Attendees of Karachi’s Event
In attendance as Chief Guest was Caretaker Minister for Law, Religious Affairs, and Human Rights Omer Soomro. The representatives from the Karachi Relief Trust (KRF) were also present, with whom the Deputy British High Commission Karachi collaborated to support the rehabilitation of flood-hit communities in Sindh.
With COP28 set to take place on November 30 in the UAE, these national celebrations were used to initiate environment and climate-related conversations ranging from how to build on Pakistan’s negotiating success on a Loss and Damage Fund at COP27 to how Pakistan can safeguard its marine economy via the Blue Charter of Commonwealth.