WE ARE FOCUSED ON ELIMINATING CORRUPTION AND SEEK SWISS SUPPORT, LAW MINISTER TELLS SWISS AMBASSADOR.

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Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, during a meeting with Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Thomas Kolly said on Wednesday that the Government of Pakistan is focused on eliminating corruption and improving transparency in the institutions..
Referring to Swiss Accounts, the Law Minister said we have no issues with someone’s legitimate money but our Government seeks cooperation against those who have stashed illegitimate money in these accounts at the cost of people of Pakistan.
The Swiss Ambassador told the Minister that Switzerland was willing to help the Government of Pakistan in this regard. Although the policy of secrecy is intact, legislation has been introduced few years back named White Money Strategy. The strategy helps keep black money away from Swiss Financial Sectors.
Law Minister further told the Ambassador that Pakistan seeks support and cooperation from Switzerland in trade, culture, education and even in the field of law since the Swiss have Civil Law and we in Pakistan have Common Law. He told the Ambassador we are grateful for the scholarships that have been offered to the Pakistani students by the Swiss Government and we would welcome Swiss students to visit Pakistan. He said Switzerland is a beautiful country and the people there have unique artistic abilities. Swiss chocolates and watches were the most prominent examples of that ability.
On the discussion with regard to terrorism, the Law Minister informed the Swiss Ambassador that the contribution of Pakistani Army in eradicating terrorism is immense. Dr. Farogh impressed upon the Swiss Ambassador that the positive efforts of Pakistani Army in crushing terrorism both nationally and internationally must be acknowledged by the Western diaspora, to which the Swiss Ambassador agreed saying effect shall be better propagated by Pakistan.

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