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British High Commissioner calls on Law Minister Naseem

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem at his office on Wednesday.

The bilateral issues between the two countries mainly remained under discussion, said a statement issued here.

Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem said that Pakistan’s relations with Britain were very deep rooted and the current Government was enthusiastic to further develop that partnership to strengthen work in areas of rule of law and counter terrorism.

He said Pakistan and Britain shared a long history of cooperation, including on human rights, rule of law and legislative improvements. He assured his cooperation and impressed upon the British High Commissioner to work together for a safer UK and Pakistan.

Barrister Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice appreciated the efforts of British Government which was working on strengthening the criminal justice system and rule of law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

The British envoy said that Britain regards Pakistan as an important ally and in the past Theresa May had visited the country thrice in different capacities. He appreciated the efforts of Dr Farogh Naseem for promoting the rule of law and congratulated him on assuming his charge as Federal Law Minister.

Farogh Naseem assumed his charge as Minister for Law and Justice on August 20.

After assuming charge of the office, NAseem visited Ministry of Law and Justice in Islamabad where he was briefed about the affairs of the Ministry.

The Minister imposed ban on foreign visit of officers of the ministry and directed to review the appointments of law officers.

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