High Commissioner calls on Rt. Hon. James Cleverly, Party Chair for Conservative Party


London:  The High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, called on the Rt. Hon. James Cleverly, MP, recently appointed Party Chair for Conservative Party, to review bilateral relations and regional situation, particularly the evolving situation in Jammu & Kashmir under Indian occupation.

HC Zakaria and MP Cleverly discussed means to exploit the economic opportunities to the mutual benefit of Pakistan and UK and ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation mechanism particularly in the trade, e-commerce, IT and financial services sectors. Both agreed to maintain regular contact to further expand bilateral relations in diverse fields.


High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria briefed the Party Chair regarding Pakistan's potential in the field of IT and software development that the United Kingdom could exploit to its advantage. He highlighted the steps taken by the Pakistan Government to attract businesses and investor to invest in Pakistan which has huge potential of growth.

Mr. Zakaria briefed the Party Chair on the gross human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and the evolving situation with bearing on regional security. He highlighted that unilateral Indian action, inter alia, was part of the scheme to systematically change the demography of IoK. He urged the UK parties to look into the ongoing humanitarian crisis which is persisting from the 52 days siege by the Indian forces.

The Party Chair underscored that UK has always attached high priority to its relations with Pakistan. He said, he was cognisant of the events unfolding in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and assured that the concerns raised have been noted.

September 25, 2019

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