The British Council is an international organization of the UK for educational prospects and cultural affairs. It produces international opportunities for the individuals of the UK and other states to build trust and belief between them globally. Every year, the British Council gets in touch with thousands of students, academics, educators, policymakers, and entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, It has been working since 1948 in the areas of education, arts, culture, and English all over the country’s provinces including Pakistan Administered Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and FATA through our offices in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad.

In fact, Pakistan has very young people, while few of them get the opportunity to study and employment in Western countries. By spreading the range of prospects for learning and personal growth accessible to young persons, the British Council in Pakistan is playing a vital role in establishing Pakistani society more powerful in education and bringing closer the people of both countries.

The British Council – Background

If you are wondering what is the British Council, you are in right place. It is an international organization that helps develop educational and cultural opportunities for people all over the world. Founded in 1934. With offices in over 100 countries, the British Council develops and promotes educational and cultural opportunities and builds international trust and relations. The British Council also provides English language courses and cultural projects and works with partners overseas to promote cultural and artistic exchange. The organization is committed to providing cutting-edge performance and quality services.

Initially, the British Council focused on Europe, South America, and the Near East. They were concerned with these areas for political and strategic reasons and sought to counterbalance Italian and German influence. In 1939, an attempt to incorporate the British Council was rejected, and in 1940, a Royal Charter was passed to protect the organization’s independence. Its history is rich and diverse. Here are a few of its recent accomplishments.


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In Pakistan, primary programs are focused on the young generation from the ages of twelve to thirty. The main objective is to build positive engagement and a healthy bond within Pakistan and with the people of the UK. It works toward improving educational prospects, giving an expression to young persons of Pakistan, growing employable skillset, and establishing strong bonding between educational institutions and universities in Pakistan and the UK. Behind all this, the English language is a bridge for worldwide understanding, communication, and educational opportunity.

Work in Arts:

The British Council Pakistan arts team is working with top British creative talent aimed to bring high-class events to Pakistan, work together with local artists and cultural institutes, and linking arts experts from both countries.

Work in Education:

The British Council Pakistan connects the Pakistani and UK school sectors to improve education, sponsor international nationality and build international understanding and trust. It stand-in discussion and worldwide partnerships between higher education bodies and organizations and support the Pakistani students who want to study abroad.

Moreover, the British council works in vocational schooling to make education and training systems better and capable to respond to labor marketplace demands and learner requirements.

Work in Society:

The aim of the British Council in Pakistan is to help inhabitants, organizations and institutions contribute to a more comprehensive, open, and rich culture both locally and globally. It partners with a host of local body organizations, government departments, and international organizations to bring extraordinary programs in areas such as youth and community engagement, social entrepreneurship active nationality, and “youth-centered research and strategy debates”.

British Council Contact Info:

Head Office Address: British High Commission, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

Helpline Number: 111-22-44-88

Phone Number: 051 111 425 425

Email: [email protected]

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