After my recent invitation to join the EU Conference on "Protecting Minority Rights in South Asia" I am please to our members on progress from the meeting. We are now directly in touch with MEP Werthmann through her PA and they have been working with The BPCA In tabling questions to the EU Parliament regarding existing foreign aid to Pakistan. After the meeting MEP Werthmann's PA informed me of a question that had already been posed at Parliament, she said;
"Concerning our work on Pakistan and EU funding we are still at the beginning. Mrs. Werthmann raised a first question on the issue to the European Commission at the end of September. Unfortunately the answer by the Commission is not very detailled and neglects the possibility of embezzlement by Pakistani authorities:
I have sent two other, more detailed questions to the Commission yesterday, which should be online soon. The Commission´s answer is expected within 6 weeks."
I have today been informed that a further question has been posed and that one more is pending. The BPCA will keep you informed of progress.