The United Kingdom and Pakistan have agreed to join hands for justice and accountability in both the countries.

Speaking at the joint press conference in Islamabad on Monday, the British Home Secretary Sajid Javed said Pakistan and United Kingdom have decided to cooperate to curb crime in both the countries.

We also spoke regarding the exchange of prisoners between Pakistan and UK with the authorities, he told.

He also lauded the efforts of Pakistani security forces to eliminate terrorism, saying that their action against terrorists is commendable.

Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem, who was also present at the press conference, responding to a query regarding former finance minister Ishaq Dar's repatriation said the agreement has a vast scope and is not drafted for a single person. 

Earlier today, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized on expanding Pakistan-UK cooperation and translates the existing ties into a tangible and multi-faceted strategic partnership.  

He was talking to British Home Secretary Sajid Javed who called on him in Islamabad.

The two sides discussed various areas of regional and bilateral cooperation in particular regional security, counter-terrorism, organized crime, migration, human trafficking, and money laundering and asset recovery.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciated UK’s contribution towards the development of socio-economic sectors in Pakistan.

The British home secretary conveyed his government’s desire to support and work closely with the new government in all areas of mutual interest.