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Mamnoon Hussain elected as new President of
the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

President Mamnoon Hussain reviewing Guard of Honour at the Aiwan-E-Sadr, Islamabad, September 10th 2013

A respected businessman and politician from the ruling PML-N Party, Mamnoon Hussain was sworn in on September 9 as Pakistan's 12th President and a ceremonial Head of State. The oath was administered by the Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the Presidency in Islamabad.

On the eve of the election, Hussain said that the office was a symbol of the Federation of Pakistan and vowed to serve the country and its people.

The 73-year-old Hussain was elected on July 30 by members of the four Provincial Assemblies and the Federal Parliament.

He is a former President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and for short period served as Governor of Sindh under Nawaz Sharif's second administration.

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60th ANNUAL DINNER
Wednesday 5th June 2013

60th Annual Dinner

The Pakistan Society 60th Annual Dinner was held on Wednesday 5th June 2013 at Lincoln's Inn, London ............. more

59th ANNUAL DINNER
Tuesday 16th October 2012

59th Annual Dinner

The Pakistan Society 59th Annual Dinner was held on Tuesday 16 October 2012 at Lincoln's Inn, London ............. more

Taming of the Shrew in Urdu

Taming of the_Shrew

On 25 & 26 May 2012, for two performances only, Theatre Wallay - KASHF will perform The Taming of the Shrew in Urdu ............. more

CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBER

The Pakistan Society land line number 020 7235 9914 has been replaced with a mobile telephone number. So if you have any enquiries please call or text this number: 07427 500 377 ............. more

The launch of
Professor Anatol Lieven's book
Pakistan: A Hard Country.

The launch of Professor Anatol Lieven's book, Pakistan: A Hard Country could hardly have been more timely coming three days after the killing of Osama bin Laden ............. more

Professor Talbot -
The first 10 years of
Pakistan's existence

Professor Talbot

On Wednesday 16th February Professor Talbot spoke about Pakistan’s First Experiment with Democracy 1947 - 1958 which were the ............. more

Owning Fred Bremner
by Pervaiz Munir Alvi
22nd March

Fred Bremner

Fred Bremner was not born or raised in Pakistan. In fact during his life time there was no country on the map by the name of Pakistan. Yet, for ............. more

Humanitarian-Military interaction in Complex Emergencies: the Experience of Pakistan - 9th February

Masood ul-Mulk, Chief Executive of the Sarhad Rural Support Program spoke to the Society on 9th February about Humanitarian-Military interaction in Complex Emergencies: the Experience of ............ more

Visit to Saint Luke’s Church, Chelsea and to the National Army Museum – 5th January 2011

Visit to Saint Luke’s Church, Chelsea and to the National Army Museum

The New Year got off to a cracking start for The Pakistan Society with a visit by almost thirty members to Saint Luke’s Church, Chelsea and to ............ more

Pakistan: big skies, warm hearts -
Putting the country back on the
holiday map

A TravelPak jeep near Passu - © Sohail Azhar

Setting aside concerns about suicide bombings and corrupt cricketers, Jini Reddy travels to the Karakoram mountains and is captivated ............ more

Eid/Christmas reception at the Pakistan High Commission on the 8th of
December

On the 8th of December the Pakistan Society held their Eid/Christmas reception at the Pakistan High Commission. This was an enjoyable evening attended by over 70 members and their ........... more

Graham Robert's imminent appointment as the next manager of the Pakistan Football Team

One would expect the Pakistan football manager's job not to appeal to an individual whose best friends are Indian and who doesn't like curry. The Pakistan Football Federation appointed Graham ........... more

"The Railways of North West India" at the High Commission for Pakistan on Wednesday, 10th November 2010

On Wednesday 10 November 2010 railway enthusiasts, members and friends of the Pakistan Society were given a treat by Nick Lera, an independent documentary producer and former award-winning BBC cameraman. Using unpublished historic ............ more

Charity Twenty20 Cricket Match in aid of Major Langlands School in Chitral – 25th September 2010

Burton‘s Court Pavilion

On 25th September 2010 the Pakistan Society hosted a Charity Twenty20 Cricket Match in aid of Major Langlands School in Chitral. The British Army XI played a team representing Major Langlands School ............ more

Major Langlands -
a man committed to
education

Major Langlands

ISLAMABAD, Oct 23: What could be nobler than to open up minds and create a world of possibilities? Major Geoffrey Langlands had been doing that for more than 60 years in Pakistan. For his services in ............ more

An Evening of Awareness about the Floods in Pakistan was held on Wednesday 22 September

Mishal Husain (BBC News presenter) chaired the evening. Jacky Martens (BBC News) talked about organisation and difficulties faced by film crews to bring stories to the viewers. She showed short clips of what they filmed during the floods, the ............ more

Visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 14th July 2010

Visit to Royal Hospital, Chelsea

The July event of The Pakistan Society saw twelve members making a visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1682 by King Charles II and intended for the 'succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war', the Royal Hospital, with ............ more

Next Events

Thursday, 27 March 2014 - Tiles of Pakistan

 

Dr Nasreen Askari - will talk about design history and traditions. She is Curator and ........... more

Latest Newsletters

January 2014
The latest newsletter for January 2014 is now available to view or download.

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Twitter

The Pakistan Society is now on Twitter. Use the link below to follow announcements and updates on Pak-UK related news and society events.

Link to The Pakistan Society's Twitter Account

Corporate Members

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