The plane carrying the Duke of Great Britain and the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, on their first visit to Pakistan landed at the Nur Khan air base, near the state-issued capital. Pay TV is reporting
The five-day visit, which will end on October 18, was organized at the request of the Office of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom (UK).
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is present at Nur Khan Air Base to welcome the royal couple, while speaking to the media reported previous visits to Pakistan by members of the British royal family.
He said Pakistanis still recognize Prince William's mother, Princess Diana, for her humanitarian work, especially for her fundraising efforts for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, which was built by now Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The minister said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel throughout the country as part of a "very elaborate" program.
This will be the first royal tour to the country since 2006 when Prince Charles and Camilla, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, traveled to Pakistan.
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On Twitter, the British High Commissioner in Pakistan, Thomas Drew, said it will be a "very exciting program."
"Of course, it will pay tribute to the historical relationship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. But it will focus heavily on showing Pakistan as it is today: a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation," he said.
He added that the royal couple was eager to meet as many Pakistanis as possible and build a lasting friendship with the people of Pakistan.
During his time in Pakistan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Islamabad, Lahore, Gilgit-Baltistan and the rugged border regions to the west, had declared an official brochure of the Kensington Palace. The visit will cover more than 1,000 kilometers and will cover Pakistan's rich culture, its diverse communities and its beautiful landscapes, according to the brochure.
"Access to quality education, particularly for girls and young women, is one of the UK's top priorities in Pakistan," he added.