US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today. Secretary Kerry said that USA applauds the Prime Minister’s leadership role in such difficult environment, which was the exact leadership needed in this situation. We hope that talks between both the countries will continue despite the fact that terrorists have tried to thwart it, Secretary Kerry said. Continuation of India-Pakistan talks is needed in the interest of regional stability and the leadership role by both the Prime Ministers is required to ensure continuous dialogue, Secretary Kerry added.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif told Secretary Kerry that we are swiftly carrying out investigations in a transparent manner and will bring out the truth. The world will see our effectiveness and sincerity in this regard, the Prime Minister added. Pakistan is eliminating terrorism from its soil and will not allow anyone to use Pakistani soil to carry out terror operations abroad. All state institutions are fully committed to eliminate terrorism, the Prime Minister said. Secretary Kerry extended full support and cooperation to the Prime Minister in finding out the truth regarding Pathankot terror incident.