Pakistani PM backs Turkish President’s call for anti-terror efforts

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday backed call by Turkish President Teyyep Erdogan for international efforts to fight against terrorism after deadliest suicide bombings at the Istanbul airport killed dozens.

Sharif telephones Turkish President Teyyep Erdogan and reiterated his condemnation of the suicide blasts at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, the PM office said.

While reiterating his determination to fight the war against terrorism the Prime Minister said that joint and well thought out efforts at international level are crucially required to eliminate the menace of terrorism which has become a serious global challenge now, a statement said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had blamed Islamic State for the attack that killed more than 40 people and injured over 200.

The Pakistani Prime Minister conveyed his deepest condolences on the loss of precious lives during the attacks and said the government and people of Pakistan share the grief of their Turkish brethren and stand in complete solidarity with them at this critical moment.

The Turkish President thanked the Prime Minister for expressing solidarity with Turkey at this critical juncture and said that Turkey values the support from the government and people of Pakistan at these disturbing moments, the statement said.