HL Deb 11 November 1999 vol 606 c235WA
Viscount Brentford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will assist the new Pakistan Government to develop systems to protect that country against corruption in government. [HL4449]

Baroness Amos

Following the military coup on 12 October, the Government announced a freeze on all direct development assistance to the Government of Pakistan.

The Government are presently looking for a commitment by the military authorities to transparent, accountable rule by a democratic civilian government, which will include action to combat corruption, in addition to economic reform and poverty reduction. We are monitoring developments closely and, if and when appropriate, we will consider any requests to assist this process.