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Prince William acknowledges Pakistan’s immense sacrifices against war on terror

Duke of Cambridge, Prince William has paid tributes to all those who endured sacrifice and helped build Pakistan to the country it is today.

His remarks came during a reception at the Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew.

He said for a country so young, Pakistan has endured many hardships, with countless lives lost to terror and hatred.

Prince William also spoke of the unique bonds between the two countries and that Pakistan can rely on UK to keep playing an important role as a key partner and a friend.

He called for a concerted effort between both countries to surmount the challenge of climate change.

Earlier, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at the venue in style in a rickshaw decked out in traditional truck art.

The National Monument was lit up for the reception.

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Wasim Akram and wife Shaniera Akram, cricketer Mohammad Hafeez, actresses Mahira Khan, Hareem Farooq and Mehwish Hayat, and singer Atif Aslam also attended the reception.

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