§ 39. Mr. Hanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement concerning relations between Britain and Pakistan.
§ Mr. Eggar
Britain and Pakistan enjoy a warm and friendly relationship based on strong historical ties. These have been reinforced by the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State paid a useful visit to Islamabad from 27 to 28 March. We look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Bhutto to Britain later this year.