Pakistan offers anti-terror assistance to France: PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the French embassy in Islamabad today and condoled the loss of innocent lives in Paris attacks.A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed more than 129 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. During his meeting with French Ambassador Martine Dorance, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif remarked that Pakistan is ready to extend every possible assistance to France in this hour of grief. He said anti-terrorism expertise will be shared with the French authorities.

Pakistan itself remained victim of terrorism and has been fighting this menace for many years. However, by the grace of God we gradually got rid of this menace, he added.He said Pakistan always condemns all kind of terrorism wherever it happens and we are ready to play our role and to provide whatever we can so that the whole mankind could be saved from this menace.On the occasion, the French ambassador said the French people and government has a lot to learn from Pakistani nation’s resilience.
The Ambassador appreciated the support and sentiments of government and people of Pakistan towards France and the affected people. She said France highly values this support from Pakistan.

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