Fasting to experience it herself, UK’s Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns hosts an Iftar Party
UK's Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns hosts an Iftar party, while she fasted herself as well.
The UK’s Deputy High Commissioner Karachi Elin Burns had experienced a fast for the first time and hosted an Iftar dinner for her guests and colleagues. She said that thrust would be more challenging for her during fast rather than hunger and that she had also missed her morning cup of coffee.
“I decided to fast because I haven’t seen my fast here in Pakistan although it is my second Ramadan since arriving”, she said.
Hosting Iftar having fasted was lovely – I’m so glad to have been able to share the experience with colleagues, friends and guests during Ramazan. I’ve been hugely touched by the warmth of the response, on the day, and since. #JummahMubarak https://t.co/zVfn4ZJ1Oq
— Elin Burns (@ElinMBurns) May 31, 2019
“It really surprised me, which actually relatively was an easier one to fast once I decided to do it. I really enjoyed the experience although I have to admit that I have huge sympathy and admiration for my friends in the UK who are fasting because in Pakistan Iftar is at 7:15pm rather than 9. I was definitely ready to open my fast with a drink(Roh Afzah) and the date”, she further said while explaining her experience of having fast.
She was appointed in Karachi in October 2017. Previously, she was based in Brussels overseeing the UK government’s relationship with the European Parliament. A deputy high commissioner works as a subordinate office to the High Commissioner and typically responsible for trade, visa or consular access in their respective region or city.
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