High Commissioner calls on Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary

Urges using the name “Daesh” instead of “Islamic State”

London:  H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK paid a courtesy call on Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, in his office at the British House of Commons on 2 July 2015. A range of issues of mutual interest came under discussion.

The High Commissioner offered his heartfelt condolences on the killing of 30 British citizens in the last week terrorist attack in Tunisia. Expressing his gratitude for the thoughtful gesture, Mr Benn briefed the High Commissioner on the steps being considered by the British government to deal with the threats posed by the self-styled ISIS in the Middle East.

The High Commissioner took the opportunity to emphasize on the urgent need to consider using the name Daesh instead of the Islamic State, as the term was a misnomer for a terrorist outfit which is neither Islamic nor State. Mr Benn appreciated the suggestion.

The High Commissioner also updated the MP on positive outcomes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, regional situation and the state of economy which was on a positive trajectory.

July 03, 2015

Last updated: July 03, 2015

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