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British official lauds govt's socio-economic measures.

Islamabad -- British Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening on Wednesday appreciated the steps taken by the government to improve socio-economic conditions in Pakistan.

At a meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday in Islamabad, Greening said that the British agency has the largest and most successful programme in Pakistan.

Greening reiterated UK's commitment to extend further development assistance particularly in the areas of health and education.

Aziz expressed satisfaction on the ongoing development cooperation between the two countries and hoped that the current positive and constructive momentum generated after third Pak-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue (in April would continue forward through a sustained follow-up.

Aziz said that the DFID's programme has been progressing well in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and underscored the need to expand it to Sindh and Balochistan as well. He added that Pakistan would welcome British assistance in the reconstruction of areas affected by military operation against terrorists.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jun 9, 2016
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