Pakistan will assist Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, says PM
The premier informed the Afghan president how upset was the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government and Pakistani people over the precious loss of lives in twin blasts that hit a demonstration in Kabul on Saturday.
Sharif also inquired about the condition of those who were left injured in the deadliest attack in the recent history of Pakistan’s war-hit neighbour.
“On the pressing issue of terrorism, Pakistan stands united with Afghanistan and together we will do everything to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the region,” said the prime minister.
The Afghan president appreciated Pakistan’s commitment in the global fight against terror elements in the region and said it was unfortunate that both Pakistan and Afghanistan were facing barbaric acts of terrorism one after another on their soil.
At least 80 Afghan civilians are killed and more than 231 wounded as twin blasts ripped through a crowd of Shia Hazaras in Kabul on July 23.
The Islamic State group (IS) claimed the responsibility for the explosions in their first major attack in the Afghan capital.
The bombings came as thousands of Hazaras gathered to protest over a multi-million-dollar power line.
Charred bodies and dismembered limbs littered the scene of the attack, with ambulances struggling to reach the site as officials had overnight blocked key intersections with stacked shipping containers to control the movement of the protesters.