John Kerry

Kerry calls PM Nawaz, urges to continue talks despite Pathankot attack

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged Pakistan and India to continue talks despite the Pathankot attack.

According to PM House, Kerry called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and expressed hope that the bilateral talks between Pakistan and Indian will continue despite the terrorists’ attempt to thwart it by attacking the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

Urging prime ministers of both the countries to play the leadership role to ensure the continuation of dialogues, Kerry said India-Pakistan talks are needed for the regional stability. He also praised Nawaz’s leadership skills amid difficult times in the wake of recent Pathankot attack in India.

During the telephonic conversation, the premier told Kerry that Pakistan was carrying out investigations on the information provided by India in a transparent manner.

“World will see our effectiveness and sincerity in this regard. Pakistan is eliminating terrorism on its soil and will not allow anyone to use Pakistani soil to conduct terror operations abroad. All state institutions are fully committed for eliminating terrorism,” said Nawaz.

The prime minister also shared with Kerry that the law enforcement agencies have carried out investigation of the call data records of two telephone numbers which as alleged by India were used by terrorists, sources said.

Secretary Kerry extended full support and cooperation to the premier in finding out the real perpetrators behind the Pathankot attack.

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