Tuesday, 17 September 2013

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

One of the most beautiful love poems ever...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Farewell intellectual diplomat Mr. Ehsan Ullah Batth - Consul General Pakistan in Manchester

Pakistani community in Manchester is bidding farewell to Mr. Ehsan Ullah Batth, the intellectual diplomat. Having spent three and half years in Manchester Mr. Ehsan Ullah Batth is due to take up post of Ambassador of Pakistan in Burma.

With a quarter of a century experience in diplomatic services, Mr Batth belongs to that rare breed of career diplomats who have been gifted with a creative, intellectual mind and the ability to articulate complex thoughts in a manner that make sense to audiences of diverse backgrounds and experiences. This unique ability has made Mr Batth one of the most popular and well respected Consul Generals who have been posted to Manchester.

Mr Ehsan Ullah Batth
Photo credit: Ghulam Mustafa

Ehsan Ullah Batth has a keen interest in education sector. His educational qualifications are as diverse as his view of the world. He holds an MPhil on Chemistry from prestigious Government College University Lahore, a Masters degree in Law from the University of the Punjab, and another Masters in International Law from the Nottingham University in the UK.

Having joined the diplomatic services in Pakistan Mr Batth has held various positions at the Pakistan diplomatic missions in New York, Riyadh and Kathmandu. His next move to Myanmar as Ambassador is a due acknowledgement of his calibre as a skilled diplomat. In a recent talk to the All Pakistan Physicians and Surgeons UK event he articulated the importance of Myanmar in the regional geo-political situation and how it is in Pakistan's interest to be engaged with this democracy in transition.

Mr Ehsan Ullah Batth with Chaudhry Javed Iqbal and Dr Muhammad Iqbal  (Chair APPSUK)
Photo credit: Talat Gondal

We wish Mr Ehasan Ullah Batth, his wife Dr Tehmina Noor and their daughter Anam Noor Ehsan all the success in the next challenging and exciting phase of their life.