UK offers technical assistance to Pakistan on FATF grey list issue

ISLAMABAD: British High Commission Thomas Drew here on Tuesday said that UK government has offered the PTI government technical assistance to address the issue and meet the criteria to come out of the grey list.

Thomas Drew revealed this while delivering a lecture on ‘Pak-UK relations in view of post Brexit foreign policy’ at Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI).

He appreciated Pakistan saying it has done very well in last five months on the issue of FATF.

“In post Brexit world the UK shares a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan with major focus on collaboration in economy and education,” he added.

He assured that Britain’s interests will continue to remain tied-up with Pakistan’s long-term stability and security.

Replying a question, the British top diplomat admitted that the coverage of the international media about Pakistan is not always fair and this needs to be balanced.

Drew said that the UK’s commitment to world security will not change and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will remain the cornerstone of its foreign policy

Answering a question about the repatriation of the accused  involved in money laundering he said he could not comment on particular individuals.

On Pakistan-India relations and Kashmir dispute, the British high commissioner said to resolve all the issues including the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir will be in interest of the both countries.