LONDON - Britains Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister, Alistair Burt, arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday. This is his first visit to Pakistan since taking up his position. He was joined by Simon Fraser, the Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Burt met Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, President Asif Ali Zardari and Interior Minister Rehman Malik. He held wide-ranging discussions on the UK-Pakistan bilateral relationship. Alistair Burt also met the PMs adviser on Minorities Affairs Dr Paul Bhatti, and members of the Inter-Faith Council. After the meetings the Foreign and Commonwealth Minister said: 'I am delighted to be visiting Pakistan for the first time, since I took over responsibility as Minister for South Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. My visit is an opportunity to build on the Ps recent visit, and to reinforce UKs strong commitment to Pakistan. This is an important time for the people of Pakistan, who have suffered so much at the hands of terrorists, he said. 'I have been encouraged through all my meetings at the positive action being taken by the Pakistanis to work towards building a more stable and secure future. We are committed to continue to work together to build that future, he added.