Terrorists trying to disrupt efforts to bring peace between India, Pak: Sharif

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday and appreciated New Delhi for showing maturity in its statements post the terror attack on the Pathankot Airbase.

He asserted that terrorists were trying to disrupt the efforts to bring peace between the two countries.

A statement issued by Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office said Sharif assured that their government was working on the leads and information provided by the Indian Government on the Pathankot attack, adding that they would investigate the matter.

“Prime Minister of Pakistan called the Indian Prime Minister today. Prime Minister conveyed his sadness and grief on the loss of lives in the Pathankot terror attack. Prime Minister appreciated the maturity shown by the Government of India in its statements,” the statement said.

“Prime Minister pointed out to Indian Prime Minister that whenever a serious effort to bring peace between two countries was underway terrorists try to derail the process,” it added.

The statement said that both the Prime Ministers agreed that a cordial and cooperative relationship between two countries would be the most appropriate response to the nefarious designs of the terrorists.

Meanwhile, the combing operations are still underway at the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

The operation against the terrorists at the air base entered its fourth day today as security forces continue to carry out combing operations to smoke out any remaining terrorist.

Six terrorists have been neutralised so far in the combing operation.