OXFORD - A debate of Oxford Union on 'The British Empire was a Good Thing was held in the main chamber of Oxford University on Thursday Pakistans High Commissioner for UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan, while participating in the debate, said, There could be many sound arguments supporting the legitimacy and positive contribution of the British Empire for the world but a cost benefit analysis of its effects on the indigenous nations and their cultures and economy leads to the conclusion that it was not a good thing and we can trace roots of many of the problems to the course of actions adopted by the British during the Raj."