Pakistan reiterates support to India on Pathankot incident

Published January 8, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exchanges views with General Raheel Sharif at PM House. —PPI
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exchanges views with General Raheel Sharif at PM House. —PPI

ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting on Friday, presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by General Raheel Sharif, reviewed the regional situation and reiterated Pakistan's commitment to cooperate with India on Pathankot incident.

The country’s top civil and military leadership re-affirmed Pakistan’s strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Radio Pakistan reported.

It reviewed the progress made on the information provided by India. Furthermore, it was decided to remain in touch with the Indian government in this regard.

During the meeting, it was reaffirmed that Pakistan is committed to eradicate the menace of terrorism from the region.

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The participants of the meeting made it clear that the people of Pakistan have evolved a political consensus for action against all terrorists and terrorist organisations without any distinction.

“They have resolved that no terrorist would be allowed to use Pakistan’s soil for committing terrorism anywhere in the world,” said a statement issued by PM House.

The meeting expressed the confidence that building on the goodwill generated by the recent high level contacts, the two countries would remain committed to a sustained, meaningful and comprehensive dialogue process.

India on Thursday said it is awaiting Pakistan’s response on the information provided related to the Pathankot incident, following which it will decide on the resumption of bilateral peace talks scheduled for later this month.

India's foreign ministry said Islamabad has been given actionable intelligence that those who planned the assault came from Pakistan.

Seven Indian security men and four suspected gunmen were killed during an assault, on Indian air base near the Pakistan border, which threatened to undermine the two countries' fragile peace process.

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