The Pakistani authorities have confirmed reports that Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Leif Holger Larsen, has died in a helicopter crash in the country.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad will remain closed Monday and Tuesday due to the tragic incident on Friday May 8th.

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Photo: From the performance I.B.S.E.N. Portuguese scholarship winner 2012. Photo Susana Paiva.

Funds for professional theatre performances based on Henrik Ibsen’s plays are now available.

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On Monday 16 February Ambassador Leif Larsen visited Kharian, Lalamusa and Gujrat. During the visit he met Norwegians with Pakistani roots, Pakistani society, business people and senior politicians.

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Norwegian Ambassador, Leif Larsen visited Karachi Vocational Training Centre (KVTC) for the Intellectually Disabled in Karachi on Tuesday 24 February. Karachi Vocational Training Centre (KVTC) is a rehabilitation centre for intellectually impaired people, preparing them for the challenges in life and enabling them to play a role in the society, regardless of their disabilities. It is particular...

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad was one of the sponsors of the 2015 Lahore Literary Festival (LLF). The festival took place at the AlHamra Arts Center from 20-22 February in beautiful sunshine. Journalists, authors, poets and artists from across the globe participated in this year’s LLF. Large crowds cued to participate and most sessions were beyond full. Link to the LLF website:...

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Representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad visited COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Abbottabad on Tuesday 17 February. COMSATS and Norwegian University of Life Sciences are cooperating through a Pakistani-Norwegian institutional cooperation. Counsellor Nanna Thue and First Secretary Thomas Rem Berdal met staff and students at the Abbottabad campus and learned more abo...

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