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Britain, Pakistan to join efforts to curb corruption, terror

September 17, 2018

In this photo released by the Press Information Department, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, meets visiting British Home Secretary Sajid Javid at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Javid said Monday that the eradication of corruption is a priority for both countries and announced a new partnership between them that would strive for "justice and accountability." (Press Information Department, via AP)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain’s home secretary says on a visit to Pakistan that the eradication of corruption is a priority for both countries and announced a new partnership between them that would strive for “justice and accountability.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid, a son of Pakistani immigrants, met Prime Minister Imran Khan and other Pakistani officials on Monday in Islamabad.

Javid told reporters later that “no one can escape justice or act with impunity” and urged for a “more concerted action” to combat terror groups.

He said after meeting law minister Farogh Nasim that they discussed security issues and mechanisms for bilateral prisoner transfers, as well as money laundering, trade and education.

Khan’s government has pledged corruption-free governance and has promised to return to Pakistan allegedly stolen public money that was spirited abroad.

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