Lord Hannan announces installing Quaid-e-Azam statue in London
According to the 24News HD TV channel, he addressed a joint press conference with Punjab Governor at Ch Sarwar who declared Lord Hannan’s announcement a historic step to pay homage to the founder of Pakistan.
He assured to take further steps to facilitate Pakistan-UK trade. He added that the UK has already given full support to Pakistan for the expansion of GS Plus status.
Governor Sarwar said strong ties between Britain and Pakistan are important for both countries and delegations from the business community will also be invited to promote mutual trade.
The cost of the statue will be borne by Dr Nasir Awan and members of the business community.
Hannan was the first secretary-general of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), serving from 2009 to 2018.
He was one of the founders of Vote Leave, one of the organisations that campaigned to leave the EU in 2016, and served on its board throughout the referendum. He played a prominent role in the referendum campaign, participating in a number of public debates.
In 2009, Hannan was awarded the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism for his Telegraph blog. He won the award for Speech of the Year at the 2009 Spectator Awards.
He won the 2012 Columbia Award (Washington Policy Centre) and the 2014 Paolucci Book Award (Intercollegiate Studies Institute).
In 2014, Hannan won the Political Books Awards polemic of the year award, for his book How We Invented Freedom and Why it Matters.
In 2017, Hannan received the Whittaker Chambers Award from the National Review Institute in person from John O'Sullivan.