Pakistan, Britain agree to enhance cooperation in different sectors

Pakistan, Britain agree to enhance cooperation in different sectors

ISLAMABAD:Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal held a meeting with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd at the House of Commons.

The two sides discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest.

The Minister briefed the Secretary about Pakistan's successful fight against terrorism and the sacrifices rendered to eliminate the menace.

The Interior Minister highlighted human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir, including murders, torture, rapes as an instrument of war.

Secretary Rudd expressed her desire to further enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Both sides agreed to continue their on-going security cooperation.

Later addressing a Panel Discussion on Countering Violent Extremism at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London the Interior Minister stressed that any effective policy to counter violent extremism would require a comprehensive approach for unresolved international disputes.

He said Extremism and terrorism can never be defeated unless there is an understanding of why and how it spreads.

Highlighting the commitment and sacrifices of Pakistani nation in fight against terrorism, he said Pakistan has faced these challenges single handedly and has paid a lot for it. APP/AFP