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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2709

Britain providing £10m to train Pak agencies against terrorism

Islamabad, 28 April, (Asiantribune.com): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has anounced that Britain will be providing 10 million pounds to train Pakistani intelligence agencies.

He stated this while replying to a query at a press conference after meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at PM House here on Monday.

Reiterating pledge to fight against militancy in cooperation with Pakistan, Brown said "Today we have agreed a stronger and vital relationship between the two countries to combat terrorism."

Brown said that his country would continue to help Pakistan in all the sectors, including counter-terrorism assistance and development, and pledged to provide text books to school-going children in tribal areas of Pakistan.

Prime Minister Gilani assured the visiting guest of the strong commitment of Pakistan to counter terrorism and militancy inside its territory and vowed to use all available state-power for the purpose.

Addressing the briefing, Gilani said Pakistan would continue its fight and role in war on terror along with United Kingdom and other allies. He said he has assured British PM of continuing efforts to help Afghanistan stable.

The PM said that he has discussed with British PM the issue of detention of the Pakistani student in UK, saying that near one million people of Pakistani descent are living in Britain along with thousands of Pakistan students for higher education there.

- Asian Tribune -

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