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Pakistan (British Company's Interests)

Volume 463: debated on Monday 28 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations when the hon. Member for Coventry, West, may expect a reply to his letter dated 21st December, 1948, dealing with a complaint of a Coventry company that its interests in Pakistan have been inadequately attended to by the High Commissioner in Karachi.

By an unfortunate accident, for which I express my great regret, the original papers concerning this case were lost before they reached the competent Department. My officers took the matter up with the Coventry company as soon as I received my hon. Friend's letter of 15th March. I have now telegraphed to the United Kingdom High Commissioner in Karachi asking him to send me an early report by telegram on his investigations into the case.