Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr. Thomas Drew called on the Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal today in Islamabad. In the meeting, bilateral issues between the two countries came under discussion. Interior Minister said that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Britain are cordial and long lasting based on strong historic ties and community of Pakistani expatriates in Britain. Interior minister asserted that international community must acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices of Pakistan for maintaining peace and stability in the region. Achievements and sacrifices by Pakistan against terrorism are unparalleled, he added.
On the occasion British High Commissioner Thomas Drew lauded the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani civil and military security forces in war against terrorism. Thomas Drew assured the interior minister that Britain will not allow any citizen to sow the seeds of disharmony in any other country.
The latest surge of terrorist attacks in Baluchistan is perpetrated from the elements across the western border. However, we are resolved to defeat any conspiracy against our motherland, said the Interior Minister. Minister added that new image of Pakistan is evolving in the international arena and we are striving for good economic relations with all nations to preserve the image of Pakistan as a peace loving country.
It is our goal to bring peace and stability in Pakistan and the region. National Action Plan is being implemented with full vigor. Government is taking concerted steps to raise the standards of law enforcement agencies on modern lines, he added. Security institutions are strictly monitoring the activities of proscribed organizations in Pakistan, Minister said. Moreover, Minister also said “the Pakistani Diaspora is playing its due role in further cementing the relations between the two countries.”