The National Security Adviser of UK Sir Mark Lyall Grant called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and commended the government for substantial successes in the war against terrorism.
The NSA was visiting the PM's House on Monday. Grant paid rich tributes to the sacrifices made in the war by the armed forces, police and other law enforcement agencies.
The adviser observed that the commitment of political government and armed forces, supported by the people of Pakistan have resulted in a phenomenal victory against terrorism.
Britain praises Pakistan’s gains against terror
Grant also congratulated the PM on successfully completing the IMF support programme and achieving macroeconomic stability. It was exceedingly positive to learn from DFID that Pakistan is showing remarkable improvement in the health and education sectors, he added.
The NSA appreciated the policy of reaching out to the neighbouring countries for establishing cordial relations. "We encourage and support your efforts for peaceful cooperation with your neighbouring countries," he said.
Earlier, Nawaz Pakistan is a peace loving country and pursues the policy of maintaining friendly relationships with all its neighbours. He termed the issue of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) core issue between India and Pakistan, saying its resolution would ensure durable peace in the region.
British General praises Pakistan’s ‘inspiring’ gains in countering terror
The PM stressed that Kashmir issue must be resolved according to the UN resolutions as per the commitments made by the Indian government. ‘The world community must take a note of the grave human rights violations and atrocities committed by Indian forces in the IOK,' he said.
Nawaz pointed out that more than hundred innocent people had been brutally killed and hundreds blinded by the use of pellet guns while thousands have been injured in the last few months alone.
Earlier on Sunday, the NSA met Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and showed support for Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts.
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