HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 cc308-9W
18. Ms Munn

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures her Department is taking to promote peace and reduce poverty in Pakistan. [29141]

Clare Short

The UK's bilateral programme in Pakistan is focused on three objectives: creating the economic conditions for poverty reduction and improving health and education outcomes for poor people, improving the accountability of the political system and giving the poor a more effective political voice. We are also working to help entrench effective, inclusive and sustainable democracy in Pakistan.