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Shahzad, British home secretary discuss steps to curb money laundering

Shahzad, British home secretary discuss steps to curb money laundering
October 25, 2018
LONDON (92 News) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Thursday met British Home Secretary Sajid Javid in London. In the meeting, both the leaders discussed issues of mutual interest, particularly those related to the provision of mutual legal assistance, extradition of suspects, prisoner transfer agreement and steps to curb money laundering as well as recovery of assets acquired through illegal means. Akbar also held meetings with other representatives of the UK government. The premier's special assistant met Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor of the International Justice & Organised Crime Division Debbie Price and Head of the UK Central Authority Philomena Creffield. During the meeting, the two sides agreed on working closely at an operational level and enhancing collaboration in the areas of information sharing. Shahzad Akbar also called on UK Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion and Member of Parliament John Penrose at Portcullis House to discuss strategies for making joint efforts in curbing corruption and plugging existing loopholes at home and abroad. The PM’s special assistant visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he was received by UK Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) Gareth Bayley. Both the sides discussed bilateral issues and expressed their commitment to work closely together. Bayley expressed the British Government’s firm commitment to support Pakistan in its resolve towards fighting corruption and carrying out the accountability process for justice to ensure transparency.