Pakistan seeks Swiss assistance to recover wealth stashed abroad


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought assistance from the government of Switzerland in tracing and bringing back the money illegally stashed by Pakistani nationals in Swiss Banks.

The cooperation was sought by Law Minister Farogh Naseem during a meeting with Swiss Ambassador Thomas Kollay here on Wednesday.

The law minister said the government is striving to eliminate corruption and needs assistance to recover the ill-gotten money.

Assuring assistance to Pakistan, the Swiss envoy said that his country has done legislation to keep illegal money away from Swiss Banks.

The minister said Pakistan also desires to strengthen its relations with Switzerland in different fields including trade and culture. He said the country has rendered immense sacrifices in the war on terror and the international community should acknowledge them.

Agreeing with the minister, the Swiss envoy said that the achievements and efforts of Pakistan Army in the fight against terrorism should be propagated.