ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on
Monday said that the present government was fully committed to
deny space to any desperate elements who target innocent citizens
and disturb the peace of the country.
Moreover, the minister, who is on a three-day visit to London, was talking to
British Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism
The two leaders discussed issues ranging from cooperation in
counter-terrorism, illegal immigration, organized crimes, narcotics control,
money laundering, and other issues of mutual interest, a message received here
on Monday from the United Kingdom said.
Furthermore, Chaudhry Nisar also pointed out that resilience of Pakistani people and continued
efforts of its law enforcement agencies had significantly helped the state to establish
its writ and improve law and order, and peace in the country.
During the meeting, the minister also apprised his counterpart about new cyber crime
legislation which would help the government in controlling cyber crimes.
He also said the new cyber law would also help the state agencies in limiting hate
material on the internet and address the issue of cyber terrorism.
The minister also observed that the British government’s technical support would be
quite useful for Pakistani institutions dealing with cyber terrorism.
The British Home Secretary while condemning recent terrorist incidents in
Pakistan, also expressed her condolences over the loss of precious lives as a result
of terrorists activities.
During the course of discussion, the British Home Secretary Amber Rudd
underscored the importance of regular exchange of views on security cooperation and other areas.
She also said she looked forward to visiting Pakistan to further enhance multifaceted
cooperation existing between the two countries.
Recalling his excellent working relationship with her predecessor Theresa May,
the then British Home Secretary and now the Prime Minister of United Kingdom,
the Interior Minister observed that momentum created by May should
be carried forward to forge stronger ties and mutually beneficial partnership in all fields.
He also said such high level visits served as value addition to the efforts aimed
at further strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing mutual cooperation.
The two sides also reviewed progress on various agreed areas of cooperation
including security, counter-terrorism, capacity building of law enforcement agencies
of Pakistan, besides strengthening of Joint Intelligence Directorate by sharing
of expertise and knowledge.
Pakistan looked towards the UK for greater cooperation
Over the issue the organized crimes, the minister said Pakistan looked towards
the UK for greater cooperation in dealing with organized crimes and fighting
the menace of human and drug trafficking.
The minister also recounted successes Pakistan has achieved in dealing
with the human traffickers.
He informed his counterpart that thousands of human traffickers and fake travel
agents and phony rackets were busted during countrywide campaign against this crime.
Rudd welcomed continued cooperation between the two countries in the areas
of counter-terrorism, organized crime, illegal immigration, human trafficking and anti-narcotics.