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Gordon Brown urges firmer Pakistan links: BBC NEWS.


BBC NEWS: “Gordon Brown has called for a “stronger relationship” between the UK and Pakistan to fight the threat posed by extremism and terrorism. Speaking in Islamabad, the prime minister said a “strategic dialogue on all the issues” was needed.Mr Brown, standing beside Pakistani PM Yusuf Raza Gilani, pledged £10m to fight extremism in the country.Earlier, Pakistan’s president pulled out of a joint news conference, amid tensions over recent anti-terror raids.Sources suggest Asif Zardari was unhappy with the fallout from operations in the UK earlier this month, in which 11 Pakistani nationals were arrested.Mr Brown still met the president but his press conference instead took place with Mr Gilani, with whom he also held talks…”

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