Pakistan to meet FATF needs: Raja.


LAHORE -- Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat has said that the Punjab government is taking all possible steps to meet the requirements and goals of Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

He said this while talking to British High Commission's Political Consul Miss Luna Thomas who called on him at Civil Secretariat on Friday.

The minister apprised the British diplomat of the measures taken by the Punjab government to implement the plan of action given by the PATF.

Raja Basharat also told her that Punjab Assembly was making effective legislation for the improvement of social sector while the new local government system of Punjab would play an important role in transferring powers to the grass roots level. He said that the democratic countries should take notice of the worst oppression in Indian occupied Kashmir. Mr Luna Thomas said the United Kingdom wanted a cordial relationship with Pakistan at all levels and wanted to work with the Punjab government to enhance the capacity of the departments for well being of the common people.

British High Commission launches Great Debate

The British High Commission launched the fifth edition of its Great Debate competition with a regional round at the Government College University (GC University) on Thursday.

The competition featured 20 students from eight different universities including Punjab University, GC University Lahore, UET Lahore, FC College and LUMS. At the end of an intense competition, Mustafa Shaukat from LUMS was the winner and Muhammad Ali from Punjab University was the runner-up.

The Great Debate competition is taking place from December 2019 to March 2020 in six cities across Pakistan.

Fouzia Younis, Director of Communication at the British High Commission said: 'Over the past five years, we have engaged over one...

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