Kate Middleton steps out in traditional Pakistani outfit

Kate wore a blue kurta and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan. (Reuters)
Updated 15 October 2019

Kate Middleton steps out in traditional Pakistani outfit

DUBAI: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who arrived to Pakistan with Prince William on Monday for a five-day tour, stepped out in a traditional shalwar kameez.  

Kate wore a blue kurta and scarf by local designer Maheen Khan, while William opted for a casual shirt and trousers as the pair met children at an Islamabad school.




The couple were greeted by teachers and children on their arrival at the Model College for Girls. (Reuters)

The royals, who are strong advocates of girls' education, were greeted by teachers and children on their arrival at the Model College for Girls.

Kate and William then went on a tour in the national park at Margalla hills. Authorities deployed more than 1,000 police and paramilitary forces to ensure the royal entourage's protection.




Middleton wore a light blue shalwar kameez with elegant draping at the boat-shaped neckline. (Reuters)

The couple were welcomed by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi upon their arrival at the Pakistan's Nur Khan military airbase in Rawalpindi. On her first day, Middleton wore a light blue shalwar kameez with elegant draping at the boat-shaped neckline.


Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

Youssef Kerkour is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.” (Instagram)
Updated 04 June 2020

Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

DUBAI: Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour has landed a nomination for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), the academy announced on Thursday, after the awards were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor, who grew up in Rabat, is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.”

Kerkour, who is also known for roles in “Dracula,” “Redemption,” “Criminal” and “Marcella,” took to Twitter to thank his supporters. 

“Thank you all for your lovely messages this morning. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in such stellar company,” the 41-year-old actor said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

La famille MAISON @channel4 #home #season2

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The series, created by British writer and actor Rufus Jones, follows a middle-class London family who find a Syrian asylum seeker named Sami (Kerkour) hiding in their luggage while returning from holiday in France.

Kerkour’s tweet also paid tribute to Jones. 

“I must however say that there is a name missing IMO (in my opinion). That name is Rufus Jones. His writing will give you nominations,” he wrote.