Pakistan PM Khan welcomes UK’s royal couple William and Kate Oct 16, 2019 0 72 12345 AFPIslamabadPakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad on Tuesday to Britain’s Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted with handshakes by a smiling Khan, who first met William when the prince was a young boy, on the steps at the Prime Minister’s House in the capital.Pakistani media simul-taneously aired archive images of Diana with Khan -- then a World Cup-winning cricketer who had just launched his political career -- during her own visits to Pakistan more than 20 years ago.Kate wore a traditional Pakistani dress in vibrant green and white with a dark green dupatta, or long scarf, draped over her shoulder -- a change from earlier in the day, when she wore a royal blue shalwar kameez, traditional Pakistani long shirt with trousers.But the Duke opted for Western attire again -- a dark suit and tie.It came after a busy morning for Kate and William, the first British royals to come to Pakistan since William’s father Charles visited with his wife Camilla in 2006.The couple launched their five-day tour of the deeply patriarchal South Asian country by signalling their support for women’s education with a visit to a girls school in Islamabad.They dropped in on a mathematics class, where televised images showed them sitting with some of the young students, whose blue uniforms matched the Duchess’s dress.A video tweeted by a British reporter accompanying the couple showed William smiling as he was told the girls were “big fans” of his mother, who died in a car crash in 1997.“That’s very sweet of you,” he could be heard saying in the video. “I was a big fan of my mother too.” Education official Khadija Bakhtiar told AFP that the couple helped some of the students solve problems.William and Kate spent roughly half an hour at the government-run school before they were waved off by smiling students.They were whisked away under heavy security to visit the Margallas, the Himalayan foothills that nestle Islamabad, where they could be seen walking with conservationists in the sun. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES NASA brings forward all-female spacewalk Oct 16, 2019 0 159 Biden, impeachment in spotlight for crowded Democratic debate Oct 16, 2019 0 93 Rajapakse vows to scrap Sri Lanka war crimes probe if elected Oct 16, 2019 0 14 US, Taliban peace talks to resume within weeks, says source Kabul: Peace talks between the United States and Taliban that were cancelled by US President Donald Trump in early September will resume in weeks, sources with knowledge of the talks said on Tuesday. According to the .. India blocks SMS services in Kashmir after trucker killed AFP Srinagar Text messaging services were blocked in Indian Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed by suspected militants and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said on Tuesday. .. France blocks start of EU membership talks with Albania and N Macedonia DPA Luxembourg France, backed by the Netherlands and Denmark, blocked a decision on Tuesday by EU member states to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, dealing a blow to the two Western Balkan .. EU, Britain seen closing in on ‘possible’ Brexit text in time for Thursday summit AFP Brussels Britain and the EU were seen to be closing in on a detailed draft Brexit deal on Tuesday, although officials voiced scepticism it would be ready in time for a key European summit this week. The pound jumped to its .. Hunter Biden admits error in judgment but insists no wrongdoing in business Washington: Hunter Biden denied any wrongdoing in his business dealings in Ukraine and China but acknowledged he exercised poor judgment and cashed in on the fame of his last name. In an interview with ABC News, Biden said .. Sexism behind rejection of May’s Brexit deal, says former minister London: Sexism appears to have played a part in Conservative lawmakers’ rejection of former British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with Brussels, a former minister in May’s government said on Tuesday. Amber ..