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Drugs Trade (Afghanistan)

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Prime Minister (1) what discussions he had on (a) the drugs trade from Afghanistan, (b) the effectiveness of counter cross-border incursion and (c) the compact with tribal leaders in Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas, with particular reference to cross-border intelligence and drug activities during his recent meeting with President Musharraf; (102510)

(2) what representations he made to the President of Pakistan during his recent visit on (a) blasphemy laws, (b) forced marriages, (c) discrimination against the Ahmadi community, (d) honour killings, (e) child labour and (f) bonded labour in Pakistan.

I discussed a wide range of issues with President Musharraf during my recent visit to Pakistan, including the situation in Afghanistan and counter-terrorism.

I also refer the hon. Member to the press conference I held with President Musharraf on 19 November. A transcript of this is available on the No. 10 website and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House.