ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said Pakistan wants to further strengthen bilateral relations in all fields with the United Kingdom. He was talking to Lord Wajid Khan who held a meeting with him at President House in Islamabad.
The President also highlighted Pakistan’s successes against the war on terror during the last twenty years.
Exchanging views over the situation in Afghanistan, President Arif Alvi said that Pakistan has extended humanitarian support to Afghanistan and facilitated the evacuation of over twelve thousand Afghan and foreign nationals.
He said Pakistan is hosting three million Afghan refugees for the last four decades, besides, contributing to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.
The President appreciated Lord Wajid’s efforts for raising concerns about human rights violations of the people of the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the international community to take notice of the reign of terror being unleashed by the Indian occupation forces against the innocent people of J&K and hold India accountable for its abhorrent conduct.
Lord Wajid Khan briefed him the efforts of Pakistan origin British Parliamentarians to bring closer Pakistan and the UK and to highlight the Kashmir issue in Parliament and other international forums.
“To protect the Pakistan’s interest is our responsibility and we are looking after them. Recent campaign to remove Pakistan from painful ‘Red List’ is an example of patriotism and love to our beloved country Pakistan”, he added.