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The prime minister, who is on a three-day official visit to the United Kingdom, had a meeting with his British counterpart, Prime Minister David Cameron here at 10 Downing Street and discussed “matters of bilateral interest, the regional situation as well as other issues of international importance.”
Sharif recalled the visit of British premier to Pakistan last year and said he was here to reciprocate the sentiments expressed by PM Cameron.
The prime minister said Pakistan had suffered a lot due to terrorism and extremism, and was determined to tackle the menace, under its newly formulated national security policy.
The government of PM Sharif is currently engaged in peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban to try to end a seven-year insurgency.
Since the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) began their campaign of violence in 2007, Thousands of civilians and military personnel have been killed in bomb and gun attacks around Pakistan.
Nato countries including Britain also want Pakistan to help tackle the Taliban in neighbouring Afghanistan as foreign troops prepare to leave by the end of this year.
Premier Sharif appreciated the continued support and assistance by the DFID UK to Pakistan for different development projects.
Earlier, Prime Minister Cameron warmly welcomed his Pakistani counterpart and reiterated UK's all-out support in its pursuit of strengthening economy and achieving socio-economic development of the South Asian country.
He also backed the Pakistani government's efforts in combating terrorism and extremism.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed current level of bilateral ties in various areas, including trade and economy, and renewed their commitment to further strengthen these relations.
Police arrested two criminals, involved in more than 100 killings, in an encounter in Karachi, officials said on Sunday.
According to police, the encounter was conducted near Edhi graveyard, Mauripur.
The criminals started firing when they saw police approaching to them.
SSP Aamir Farroqui told the media that the criminals were involved in more than 100 killings and police also recovered hand grenades from them.
Breaking News KARACHI: At least six persons have been killed in different firing incidents in the metropolis while a prominent activist of a political party, ANP, sustained severe injuries in Scout Colony of Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.
According to police, a 40 years old Tanvir Abbas sustained severe bullet injuries in firing of unknown armed miscreant at Nazimabad no-1 Chowrangi near Rizvia Society. The injured was moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in a very serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries.
Three alleged activists of banned outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan have been shot dead at UP Turn, North Nazimabad while another person has been killed in Korangi area.
In another firing incident, one Ilyas died in Gulshan-e-Maimar while some unknown armed men opened firing on the area head of Awami National Party (ANP), Bakhtullah, in Scout Colony of Mobeena Town.
The ANP prominent local activist received four bullets in the body and he was moved to a private hospital in a very critical condition.
After this incident, unknown gun men opened aerial firing in the area and forcibly closed the local shops and bazaars.
Highlighting the importance of the corporate social responsibility, experts at a meeting organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Monday have called upon businesses to play a greater role in preventing conflicts and establishing peace within local communities.
The discussion took place at a consultative meeting titled “Peace through Profit: Peace-building through Corporate Social Responsibility in Pakistan” organized by the SDPI in partnership with the International Alert at a local hotel. The objective of the meeting was to discuss socio-economic issues contributing to conflicts and how various business practices and economic intervention could help in conflict resolution.
Speaking at the occasion, Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs Syed Faisal Sabzwari said that Pakistan’s massive charity and philanthropy system still lacked a proper structure and was not headed in a clear direction. “Although government does have a proper regulatory structure but it lags behind in proper implementation and effective governance,” he added.
The minister also lamented the fact that national and international help for conflict prevention in Pakistan had only been confined to the troubled northern region of the country, whereas other conflict-ridden areas such as Karachi had largely been ignored. He urged the participants to adopt need-based and community-driven conflict resolution measures.
Dr. Talat Wizarat from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) highlighted how modern business practices exploited the resources and created conflicts by alienating the local communities. She said that businesses could only flourish in peaceful societies, and thus, it was in the interest of businesses to ensure the existence of peaceful communities in their areas. She also went on to narrate a horrific incident which happened during the Zia regime when weapons distributed by the state to local businesses in Nooriabad in Karachi lead to communal conflicts in the area.