Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and assured him that his government would investigate the Pathankot airbase terrorist attack in great detail. According to a statement issued by Prime Minister’s House, the Prime Minister telephoned his Indian counterpart and assured him that Pakistan would investigate the matter in detail, adding his government was working on the leads and information provided by the Indian government.
During the conversation, according to the statement, the Prime Minister pointed out to the Indian Prime Minister that whenever a serious effort to bring peace between two countries was underway terrorists tried to derail the process. “Both the prime ministers showed resolve to fight out terrorism together through mutual cooperation,” it stated, adding, the two premiers agreed that a cordial and co-operative relationship between two countries would be the most appropriate response to the nefarious designs of terrorists.
The Prime Minister also appreciated the maturity shown by the government of India in its statements and also conveyed sorrow and grief on the loss of lives in the Pathankot terror attack. All the six militants were also killed in the four-day long operation, the responsibility for which was claimed by United Jihad Council, formed in 1994 and currently headed by Syed Salahuddin, the leader of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. However, Indian security officials have reportedly blamed Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack.
Source: Business Recorder