MPs to assess UK aid to Pakistan

The International Development Committee is holding the final evidence session of its inquiry into UK aid to Pakistan. The Committee, which scrutinises the UK aid budget on behalf of Parliament, will welcome the Minister of State for South Asia, Lord Ahmad, to answer questions – along with a senior official from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

The session is scheduled to begin at 3.45 pm on Tuesday, 23 November.

Between 2014 and 2019 Pakistan was the single largest recipient of bilateral UK foreign development aid. But in 2020 the country fell to seventh place in the UK aid recipient table, having experienced the largest single country cut in aid that was part of the worldwide reduction in the UK development budget.