Amsterdam has become the nerve center for 'hawala' bankers, money launderers who use some form of underground banking. Despite major criminal cases against those involved, tens of millions are diverted annually through the ancient banking system, but probably much more.
Ambassador of the Netherlands to Pakistan H Gajus Scheltema has encouraged Pakistan to promote trade partnerships with India to improve trade and market. He also responded to the issue of cutting support to Pakistan.
A Dutch court obstructed the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani al-Qaeda suspect to the United States since it is uncertain if US authorities were involved in tormenting him following his arrest in 2010.