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NISAR CALLS FOR COORDINATED EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE TERRORISM

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ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 26, 2016-Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has underscored the need for enhancing mutual cooperation between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

He was talking to his British counterpart Theresa May in London on Tuesday.

They discussed a host of issues ranging from counter-terrorism, illegal immigration, organized crimes, counter narcotics, money laundering, Dr. Imran Farooq murder case and other issues of mutual interest.

The British Home Secretary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in fight against terrorism and assured Britain’s support to Pakistan in this regard.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Pakistan is fully committed to denying space to the desperate elements to target innocent citizens and further their ulterior terrorist agenda.

He said  lack of agreement on extradition between the two countries will not in any way deter Pakistan from cooperating with Britain in targeting and rooting out every form of international crimes.

The Minister also took up with his British counterpart the issue of visas for students, officials and business community of Pakistan.

Speaking at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, the Interior Minister said coordinated efforts are needed to curb the global issue of terrorism.

He said terrorism has its own reasons and dimensions and needs regional solution instead of any imported or imposed one for lasting peace.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and attempts to link militancy with this great religion is unfortunate.

He said Pakistan has successfully evolved a counter terrorism policy. Terrorist incidents in Pakistan declined by 38 percent last year.

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