Nawaz Sharif joins hands with Afghanistan against terrorism


Islamabad, July 25: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday assured for anti-terror cooperation with Afghanistan in the context of a suicide bombing that claimed atleast 80 people lives and wounded more than 200 in Kabul on July 23.

“Pakistan remains strongly committed to deepening cooperation with Afghanistan in fighting the scourge of terrorism, which is a common enemy,” Sharif told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation.

“The Prime Minister conveyed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the people and the government of Pakistan over the dastardly terrorist attacks in Kabul,” a statement from the Prime Minister office said.

The Islamic State militant group (IS) had claimed responsibility for the dreadful attack amidst a “gathering of Shia” in Deh Mazang, the group’s Amaq News Agency confirmed.

He strongly condemned the brutal act of terrorism and extended deepest sympathies to the victims’ families, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Minister Ghani also thanked Sharif for expressing solidarity with the government and people of Afghanistan at this critical moment, the statement said.

“We are together in fighting the war on terror,” President Ghani added.

Wefornews Bureau

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