Ch Sarwar discusses Afghan issue, Pak-UK relations with British leaders

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Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Thursday called on leaders of Labor Party and Opposition leader of UK, discussed with them Afghanistan issue, regional situation and Pak-UK relations.

According to the details issued by Governor House Lahore, Chaudhry Sarwar during his visit to British Parliament met with opposition leaders Kier Starmer and David Lemmy.

British MPs Yasmin Qureshi, Mohammad Afzal, MP Sheeran and others were also present in the meeting.

During the meeting, Governor Punjab spoke about the steps being taken by Pakistan for peace and stability in Afghanistan, the current situation in the region and other issues including Kashmir issue and urged the UK government to not only increase aid to Afghanistan but also to play a role in providing basic services there.

Speaking on the occasion, Carey Starmer and David Lemmy praised Pakistan’s role under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Afghan peace process and eradicating terrorism and said we will fully support Pakistan for the establishment of peace and eradication of terrorism as the establishment of peace and eradication of terrorism is in the interest of the whole world. Pakistan is fighting on the front line against terrorism.

Talking during the meeting with the UK leaders, Chaudhry Sarwar said that Pakistan Army and the Pakistani nation made exemplary sacrifices in the war against terrorism. He said, the success of any country, region or world requires the elimination of terrorism.

Pakistan has no personal agenda regarding Afghanistan. We want only peace and stability in Afghanistan and the provision of basic amenities to the Afghan people, he added.

Governor Punjab said that whenever the world has ignored Afghanistan in the past, the whole world has seen the consequences, so now the whole world, including the United States and the United Kingdom, should not make the mistake of leaving Afghanistan as it is because if things go wrong there, then the world must understand that its effects will be felt not only in Afghanistan, Pakistan or the region but the whole world.

Therefore, the world must help Afghanistan as much as possible and as soon as possible and Pakistan is also playing its role to help the Afghan people.

Chaudhry Sarwar asked Labor Party Leader and Opposition Leader Keir Starmer and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs MP David Lemmy to play their part in ending the ongoing atrocities and human rights abuses in Kashmir.

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