LAHORE: UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan sincere efforts and sacrifices in the war against terrorism in a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday, said a press release issued by the chief minister office.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest – including the security situation, health reforms and joint initiatives on education in Punjab – were discussed.
The home secretary said that Pakistan played a praiseworthy role in the war on terror, adding that Punjab reform programme is being brilliantly executed under Shehbaz’s leadership as better results are coming out from in education and health sectors.
The chief minister on the occasion said that the UK-Pakistan relations are built on strong basis, and appreciated the UK government’s role in education and health sector.
He said that the joint efforts of Punjab government and DFID on Punjab’s provincial education reform programme are yielding positive results, adding that the Counterterrorism department’s performance in Punjab has given substantive results.
The chief minister informed that terror incidents and the general crime rate has dipped down after formation of the safe city authority.
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