British AG tender apology to Pakistani community in UK

LONDON: Britain’s Attorney General Dominic Grieve has tendered apology to Pakistani community “Pakistani community come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic”. saying he had not intended to suggest there was a “particular problem in the Pakistani community”.
Grieve in an interview said corruption was endemic in some communities and he was mainly referring to those of Pakistani origin.
“If I gave the impression that there is a particular problem in the Pakistani community, I was wrong”, Attorney General said.
These were not my views as I believe Pakistani community has enriched this country a great deal as I know full well from my extensive contact with the community over a number of years. I’m sorry if I have caused any offence, he said in his statment after the matter spread panic in Britain.
The Grieve plunged the ruling Conservatives Party’s relations with more than a million strong Pakistani community into deep crisis.
He spoke in reference to the recent cases of electoral fraud in Britain in which members of almost all communities – Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis and the White communities – have been found involved in but he chose to attack only Pakistanis.
Earlier, the Attorney General in his interview said politicians need to wake up to the issue of corruption in some minority communities ethnic corruption was not restricted to any one community but he was referring mainly to the Pakistani community.
Grieve claimed some immigrants came from communities where corruption was endemic and “where they have been brought up to believe you can only get certain things through a favour culture.”
Khalid Mahmood, a Labour MP who came to the UK from Pakistan as a child, said the attorney general was marking out the Pakistani community as “more corrupt” than other minority groups.
The MP for Birmingham Perry Barr said that Grieve was trying to “divide and conquer” within communities.