ISLAMABAD: The Government believes in the spirit of working together to raise the nation’s collective voice against all kinds of extremism and terrorism.
This was stated by Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid while talking to Theresa May, British Home Secretary here Tuesday.
The visiting dignitary called on the Minister to discuss matters of mutual interest particularly bilateral cooperation in the field of media and communication.
The Minister said the present Government is fully committed to deal with the menace of terrorism and extremism that has plagued our country for the last many years. He said that the government will take on board all segments of the national populace to deal with the challenges ahead.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that a large number of Pakistanis residing in United Kingdom are playing a significant role in nation building. He said although Pakistan enjoys cordial relations with United Kingdom yet there is great potential to further intensify the existing cooperation particularly in the field of media. He emphasized the need to share expertise in the field of information and media technology and to broaden these areas of cooperation between the two countries.
Ms. Theresa May said United Kingdom attaches great value to its relations with Pakistan. She said that British-Pakistanis are an important segment of British Society and are playing an important role in cementing the political, cultural and economic bonds between the two countries. She emphasized the need to learn from each other’s experiences and expertise in the field of media and communication. The British Home Secretary also thanked the Minister for providing her an opportunity to interact and discuss the matters of mutual interest.
Both sides agreed to promote and encourage the level of cooperation on the basis of reciprocity and in accordance with their respective rules and regulations.
The British Home Secretary was accompanied by Mr. Adam Thomson, British High Commissioner to Pakistan. Secretary Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Dr. Nazir Saeed also attended the meeting.