British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner, is a fan of scrumptious Pakistani food.
He shared his love for Pakistani cuisine and cities on ARY News’ anchor Arshad Sharif’s show. “I am enjoying my time in Pakistan. I hope you don’t mind me trying my imperfect Urdu,” he said.
Speaking about the food, he shared in his impressive Urdu that “Pakistani food is very delicious. You can give me daal, saag or anything; I really like it.”
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“Lahore is Lahore. It fed with me with a lot of food that I had to do dieting,” the UK envoy added who earlier shared a photo of delicious food he tried in the second largest city of Pakistan.
“Jinnay Lahore nahi wekh-e-ya aou jamiya nahi” reminds me of Samuel Johnson’s “if you are tired of London…”. Lahore, consider me born! (Oh, & did I mention the food?) #GettingtoKnow???????? pic.twitter.com/bSRoWiLi0v
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCO) January 13, 2020
He also visited Badhshai Mosque and some other historical monuments in Lahore earlier in January.
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCO) January 12, 2020
About cricket, Dr Turner said “Cricket runs in our blood. We have some top English players coming to Pakistan Super League (PSL) this year which is very exciting,” he said.
He shared that “Next month, our most prestigious cricket club Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is bringing a President’s XI to playing a series of matches in Lahore.” Former Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara will be captaining MCC on the tour to Pakistan.
“I hope that is the first step on a path to return of the England team,” Turner further added.
“I have made no secret of the fact that I would like the England playing here. Our partnership must grow stronger,” he concluded.