London, Aug.29 (ANI): Britain has reassured Pakistan to provide it 1.08 million dollars as humanitarian aid to help the troubled nation stabilise and counter insurgency in its lawless trouble areas.
During his meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari, who is on a visit to Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said UK is pledged to provide financial aid to Islamabad to help it succeed against the extremists.
"The Prime Minister and the President agreed to tackle the underlying causes of extremism. Brown reiterated our support for Pakistan's efforts and repeated the UK's commitment for 665 million pounds over four years. Our development programme in Pakistan is our second largest in the world. We aim to spend around half of this in critical border areas," a Downing Street spokesperson said.
During the meeting, Brown asked Zardari to ensure that the aid for the region was being spent exactly for the purpose it being allotted, The Dawn reports.
Meanwhile, Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has asked Britain to 'do more' to help Islamabad fight extremism effectively.
"Now we say: do more for us. Do more to fight terrorism in the world because we think the terrorists do not have any religion or any boundary," Malik told media persons after the meeting. (ANI)