Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pakistan, UK need to work jointly: Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

“Pakistan has always maintained cordial relations with the United Kingdom (UK) over the years. With more than two percent UK nationals tracing their roots to Pakistan, the two nations share unique ties.”

This was stated by Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan, now also a respected analyst, while participating in a recent talk show on a TV channel. 

Responding to a question, he emphasized on enhancing framework of intelligence sharing on all security related issues, thus augmenting the efforts of UK encountering terrorism. 

Pakistan, he said, has an old ally in UK and it is the need of the hour that they joined hands in curbing terrorism in Pakistan by harnessing diplomatic efforts to eliminate the proxy war its neighbours indulge in. 

The Ambassador did not hesitate in pointing that quite a few organizations engaged in terrorism in Pakistan were being supported by some of its neighbouring countries. 

“The 21st century underhand mechanisms at the state level would not serve the purpose to anyone rather it would propel terrorism in the region,” he felt. 

The Ambassador concluded in the talk show that UK has very structured legal system which is hard to be bypassed through a political or diplomatic mechanism.