Britain Announces 50 Million Pounds For Pakistan
Priyamani • onInformation 9 years ago • 1 min read

Britain today announced an additional 50 million pounds to Pakistan to bolster its fight against Taliban and help reconstruction and relocation of people displaced due to fighting in the country's north-west.

This was announced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Yousuf Raza Gilani at 10, Downing Street.

At their joint press conference Brown said "I'm pleased today to confirm my offer of a further 50 million pounds to back your plans for long-term stabilisation of the border areas."

Brown said the money would go into Pakistan's programme to help re-establish its control over the chaotic border region, which he has identified as the source of three-quarters of the terrorist plots that have targeted Britain since 2001.

The British Prime Minister said "the aid being provided will go into reconstruction, education and the relocation of people displaced in the fighting.


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