Obama calls PM Sharif, condoles deaths in Lahore tragedy273 views
ISLAMABAD: US President Barack Obama Wednesday telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to extend condolence over deaths in Lahore suicide attack.
According to a press release issued by the PM’s Media Office here, the US president extended condolences on behalf of the people of United States on the Lahore tragedy and requested the prime minister to convey his feelings to the affected families.
Obama said the United States acknowledged and appreciated his (Nawaz Sharif’s) leadership in the anti-terror effort and believed that Pakistan would succeed in this war.
He said the people of United States were with the government and the people of Pakistan in the tragic moment and they would extend every help to Pakistan in eliminating terrorists from its soil.
Sharif told Obama that invisible enemy was killing innocent people, who were soft target for them due to their broken infrastructure.
He said resolve of his government and the nation’s was getting stronger day by day. The Pakistani nation, he added, would win the war against that invisible enemy and extremist ideology.
President Obama appreciated the prime minister’s decision to stay back with his nation in the testing time by not attending the Nuclear Security Summit, the press release said.
The US President told the prime minister that they would meet in near future and he was eagerly waiting for that meeting, it added.
On Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, killing at least 72 people and injured over 300. –APP