The royal couple was welcome by foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his woman when their plane landed at the Nur Khan Airbase close to the capital. British high commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew was additionally gift on the occasion.
William and Kate disembarked from the Royal Air Force plane onto a red carpet that had been unrolled for them.
The five-day visit, which can endwise October 18, has been organized at the request of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth office.
Foreign Minister Qureshi, whereas talking to the media at Nur Khan Airbase earlier, recounted the past visits to Pakistan by members of British royalty.
The minister noted that the Duke and Lady of Cambridge can travel across the country as a part of a "very elaborate" programme. "I am glad that the people-to-people contact that can be established will generate goodwill," he said.
This will be the primary royal tour to the country since 2006 once Charles and Camilla, the Prince of Wales and also the Lady of Cornwall, traveled to Pakistan.
During their time in Pakistan, the Duke and duchess of Cambridge can visit Islamabad, Lahore, Gilgit-Baltistan and rugged border regions to the west, an official handout from Kensington Palace had declared. The visit can span over 1,000 kilometres, and can absorb Pakistan’s wealthy culture, its various communities, and its stunning landscapes, the handout aforesaid.
“Access to quality education, notably for young women is one in all the UK’s prime priorities in Pakistan,” it added.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, on Tuesday paid tribute to all those who "endured sacrifice and helped build Pakistan to the country it is today".