ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew calls on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan at Banigala on Wednesday.—INP
ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew calls on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan at Banigala on Wednesday.—INP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Wednesday vowed to bring back the country’s laundered wealth stashed in the United Kingdom.

“It is our firm resolve to bring back to the country the money laundered to the UK,” Mr Khan said during his meeting with British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew at Banigala.

The British envoy called on the PTI chief at his residence to congratulate him on his party’s victory in the July 25 general elections.

According to the PTI media cell, Mr Khan said relations between Pakistan and the UK were quite important, adding that a large number of Pakistanis were residing in that country.

The British envoy expressed good wishes for the PTI’s government.

British envoy says Department for International Development is ready to help PTI govt put 22 million out-of-school children in institutions

Both sides exchanged views on strengthening better ties and cooperation in various sectors.

Mr Drew acknowledged Mr Khan’s address to the nation on July 26 and said it bore positive imprints and created a lot of interest in the UK. He was quoted as saying: “The British government is ready to support and work with Islamabad.”

He said the Department for International Development (DFID) would support the PTI-led government put more than 22 million out-of-school children in schools.

The PTI chief thanked the British high commissioner for the warm wishes and felicitations and also praised the role of DFID in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s development.

Meanwhile, independent candidates continued to join the PTI on Wednesday.

Party spokesman Fawad Chaudhry told Dawn that 25 out of total 27 independent candidates in the Punjab Assembly had joined the PTI so far and now the party had adequate number of seats to form its government in Punjab.

He said independent MNAs-elect Asim Nazir from Faisalabad and Sardar Khurram Leghari from Muzaffargarh had announced they would join the PTI.

Members of the Punjab Assembly Mohammad Aslam Bharwana, Taimur Khan and Taimur Lali met Imran Khan on Wednesday and joined his party.

Published in Dawn, August 2nd, 2018

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