Prince William and Kate to visit Pakistan

Prince William, Kate Middleton to meet Pak PM Imran Khan on Oct 15

Prince William, Kate Middleton to meet Pak PM Imran Khan on Oct 15

"It's a shame that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will not be coming to Pakistan's largest and most cosmopolitan city Karachi as part of their Pakistan visit - they will be visiting Lahore, Islamabad and the Northern Areas", he wrote on Twitter.

The visit will mark Royal couple's first trip to Pakistan.

"This is the most complex tour undertaken by the duke and duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations", their communications secretary said.

"What happens in Pakistan matters on the streets of the U.K. It is one of the most important relationships that the U.K. has", says a senior source. There are 1.5 million people in the United Kingdom who have family links to Pakistan.

Pakistan has been trying to shed its reputation for security problems to develop its economy and boost its reputation on the global stage, as it attempts to highlight the struggles of the disputed state of Kashmir, where India revoked the autonomy of its portion in August.

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According to a statement issued by British High Commission in Pakistan, royal palace announced that the British royal couple will visit Pakistan Monday 14th to Friday 18th October next month.

Pakistani's are anxiously waiting for the royal couple said by, Shah Mehmood Qureshi (Foreign Minister).

The royal's interest in childhood development is right in line with officials' hopes too, as access to quality education - particularly to girls and young women - is one of the U.K.'s top priorities in Pakistan.

There are already signs of royal influence providing a boost for Pakistan. He will also be representing his grandmother Queen Elizabeth - who has been a regular visitor to the country during her reign of more than 65 years. "(It's) time for Pakistani designers and the country's fashion industry to brace for the "Kate Effect".

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