The British Minister of State for South Asia, Lord Tariq Ahmad called on Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar at Governor House Lahore.

Pak-UK relations, Afghan Peace Process, the war against terrorism, COVID-19 situation and matters of mutual interest, besides Kashmir and Palestine issues were discussed during the meeting.

British High Commissioner Christian Turner was also present during the meeting.

Lord Tariq and Christian Turner commended the steps taken by Pakistan to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

On the occasion, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said Pakistan Army and people sacrificed more than 70,000 lives during the war against terrorism. He said Pakistan, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, supports regional peace and stability and stands against terrorism.

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Governor Sarwar said Pakistan has been playing its due role in establishing durable peace in Afghanistan from the beginning of the conflict.

Hailing the British government’s support for health and education sectors, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United Kingdom grew stronger during the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) government, the visit of Lord Tariq Ahmad to Pakistan will further strengthen the ties, he added.

British Minister of State Lord Tariq Ahmad said that UK will play its role for the prosperity of Pakistan and stressed the need to stand united against global challenges.

British High Commissioner said that the United Kingdom would extend cooperation in education, health and other sectors in Pakistan. He commended the Pakistan government’s initiatives against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Punjab Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar presented a souvenir to the British Minister of State for South Asia Lord Tariq Ahmad.