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UK Takes Corruption ‘Very Seriously’ :British Home Secretary

ISLAMABAD: British Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Monday said that the UK wanted to develop an extradition treaty with Pakistan but refused to answer when asked about the cases against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and Nawaz Sharif’s sons wanted here on corruption charges.

The UK minister in an interview with BBC said he wanted to work with the Pakistani government on “accountability.”

Prior to his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the UK minister met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and discussed areas including regional security, counter-terrorism, organized crime, migration, human trafficking, money laundering and asset recovery.

FM Qureshi stressed the need to expand Pakistan-UK cooperation and translate the existing ties into a tangible and multi-faceted strategic partnership. He appreciated DFID’s contribution towards the development of socio-economic sectors in Pakistan.

The British Home Secretary conveyed his government’s desire to support and work closely with the new government in all areas of mutual interest.

The two countries closely cooperate under the institutional framework of the Enhanced Strategic Dialogue

  • British Home Secretary
  • Ishaq Dar
  • BBC
  • Shah Mahmood qureshi