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Department for International Development written question – answered on 12th January 2015.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham Labour, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in countering terrorism in Pakistan and strengthening the Pakistani judiciary.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

UK aid to Pakistan addresses the conditions that might engender violent extremism by reducing poverty, meeting basic needs, increasing economic opportunities and promoting inclusion. It supports the government to build an effective state which is more able to respond to violent extremism through strengthening democratic processes and institutions, delivering better services and improving access to justice.

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