Ghani phones PM, condoles casualties in Lahore attack


ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Monday telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and condoled the loss of lives in Sunday’s terrorist attack in Lahore.


According to a PM House statement, the Afghan President condemned the cowardly act of terrorists.

Sharif told Afghan president that military operation Zarb-e-Azb and the National Action Plan would continue unabated until the scourge of terrorism was eliminated from Pakistan.

“The terrorist are on the run. Therefore, they are now targeting soft targets like children and women. Terrorism has become a serious global challenge. Unfortunately, your country is also faced with this menace,” the prime minister remarked.

He said the scourge of terrorism and extremism had to be countered with coordinated efforts at regional and international levels.

Yesterday, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, killing at least 72 people and injured over 300.