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DATE=10/15/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=BRITAIN / PAKISTAN (S-ONLY) NUMBER=2-255084 BYLINE=RON PEMSTEIN DATELINE=TAMPERE, FINLAND CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Britain is suspending its aid to Pakistan in response to the state of emergency declared by the country's military leaders. V-O-A's Ron Pemstein reports from today's (Friday's) European summit meeting in Tampere, Finland. TEXT: Britain is historically the largest aid donor to Pakistan in the European Union. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook says all British aid to Pakistan is being suspended except for projects funded through non-governmental organizations. In addition, Mr. Cook expects Pakistan to be suspended from the British Commonwealth on Monday. /// COOK ACT /// We certainly do believe a military regime should be suspended from the Commonwealth, and that is quite explicitly written into the Harare principles, which provide the basic standards of democracy and human rights which Commonwealth member states are expected to abide by. /// END ACT /// At the same time, Britain is not suspending its diplomatic relations with Pakistan -- wanting to stay in touch with the military leaders in Islamabad despite the state of emergency. The other European leaders meeting here are expected to join Britain in cutting assistance to Pakistan, but Britain's action will have the biggest financial impact. (Signed) NEB/RP/GE/LTD/WTW 15-Oct-1999 12:32 PM EDT (15-Oct-1999 1632 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .