British High Commissioner calls on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

 British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner on Saturday called on Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and exchanged views on matters of common interest.

The minister briefed the British High Commissioner about the devastation caused by the recent floods in Pakistan, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Finance.

The minister underscored that Pakistan had long-standing historic ties with the United Kingdom and relations between the two countries needed to be further augmented for the mutual benefit of the two sides.

He also briefed the envoy about the economic agenda and priorities of the government and said that the present government aims to bring about economic and fiscal stability, leading to economic recovery and growth.

Speaking on the occasion, the British High Commissioner extended his felicitations to the Minister on assuming his new responsibilities.

He expressed sympathy for the destruction caused by the floods and said that the UK stands with Pakistan in this difficult time and apprised them of the humanitarian support provided by the UK government to Pakistan for flood relief. He further extended the full support of the British government and British people to the government in Pakistan.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar thanked the British High Commissioner for extending flood relief support to Pakistan.