Pakistan to get counter-terrorism aid worth 3.5 mln pounds from UK

Eurasia News

LONDON: Pakistan will get assistance worth 3.5 million pounds from the United Kingdom to enhance its counter-terrorism capabilities, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Hague said that the British government wants to support Pakistan’s police and military to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices.

The British Foreign Secretary also informed the lawmakers about the government’s plan to give assistance worth around 1.3 million pounds to the semiautonomous Somali region of Somaliland.

The assistance will be approved as long as no lawmakers object before December 5.