Pakistan and UK launch a new initiative, first ever in bilateral history

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Pakistan and UK launch a new initiative, first ever in bilateral history

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and the United Kingdom have launched a new initiative on Justice and Accountability to check money laundering.

Addressing a joint news conference, along with British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Law Minister Farogh Nasim and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Accountability Shehzad Akbar said the declaration will enhance cooperation between the two countries.

On the occasion, Sajid Javid said during meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the two countries agreed to track down corruption and make it a priority for both governments. He also said that the UK is most committed and a strong partner of Pakistan.

The British home secretary said strong bilateral cooperation is necessary to curb the crimes like flow of illegal money, terrorism, and extremism. He said checking corruption is priority of both the governments as money laundering adversely impacts tax collection and it is a barrier to investment.

Sajid Javid expressed the confidence that the new partnership on Justice and Accountability would ensure that no one escapes justice and accountability. He also announced to appoint a new UK envoy on Justice and Accountability, who will help cooperation between the two countries on the subject.