Pakistan, Britain decides to pursue extradition treaty

Asad Umar louds role of Pakistani media during pandemic situation


ISLAMABAD, British High Commissioner Christian Turner called on Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Tuesday and discussed the matters of mutual interest.


The meeting reviewed the progress on extradition treaty between both countries for bringing back convicted persons and those wanted in heinous crimes.


Both sides agreed to complete all formalities at earliest in this regard.


The Interior Minister said that Pakistan had strong ties with United Kingdom and image of Pakistan in the world improved due to positive security advice by United Kingdom.


He said it was very unfortunate that those looting the national kitty of poor states managed to escape in other countries and there was need to take steps against such persons whether fleeing in any of the country.


British High Commissioner expressed satisfaction over internal security in Pakistan and prevention measures taken to combat COVID-19. He also stressed the need for promoting trade and tourism between both the countries.

While on the other hand,  Senior journalists visited NCOC for update on an overview of COVID-19, efforts undertaken particularly non pharmaceutical interventions with all stake holders in line with best practices and health guidelines during all stages of pandemic.


Minister for Planning Asad Umar and DG NCOC Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman welcomed the participants at the centre.


The participants were given comprehensive brief by Major General Asif Mahmood Goraya about current COVID situation and Pakistan’s vaccine Strategy and roll out plan starting from tomorrow.


Asad Umar said that Pakistani media has played key role in crisis communication and community engagement during the pandemic situation.


He thanked the media for their all-out support for communicating health guidelines and measures to the masses and desired behavioral change.


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