PM Imran Khan phones Sri Lankan counterpart, condemns terrorist attacks


PM, Imran Khan, phones, Sri Lankan, counterpart, condemns, terrorist, attacks
24 Apr, 2019 1:18 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his Sri Lankan Counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that took place on Easter Sunday.

According to the Foreign Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and profound prayers for the speedy recovery of the wounded.

“People of Pakistan were deeply grieved over the loss of precious lives and stood with their Sri Lankan brethren at this hour of grief,” he said.

The prime minister said: “Being the worst sufferers of terrorism, we can feel their pain.”

Imran Khan was of the view said that terrorism knows no boundaries and no religion.

PM Imran Khan says won’t allow our soil to be used against Iran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that they will not allow their soil to be used against Iran.

Addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after a meeting on Monday, he said that a considerable change is being witnessed in Iran. “The terrorism issue is a challenge for both countries,” he declared.

“Pakistan wants no loss be caused to Pakistan from Iran. Difference emerged between us due to terrorism. I have come to end those differences,” he said.

The prime minister said that progress of the region lies only in peace. “The Indian forces cannot suppress the voice of Kashmiris by committing atrocities. We are bringing about a revolution in Pakistan, which is ‘Naya Pakistan’” he declared.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that both sides had agreed on joint efforts against terrorism. “We will take all steps to complete the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project,” he said.

The Iranian president said that unfortunately they witnessed some tensions in the border areas in the recent past where the terrorists perpetrated their nefarious acts. “Both the sides during talks reaffirmed their commitment to peace and security in the whole region.”

Hassan Rouhani said that both the sides have expressed the keenness to develop their bilateral relations. “We also emphasized that no third country can harm the brotherly and close relations between the two countries.”

The Iranian president said that both the countries have also agreed to bolster their trade and economic relations. “We have agreed to set up a barter committee so that goods and other items could be exchanged,” he added.

Hassan Rouhani said that they are also interested in establishing links between Gwadar and Chahbhar ports in order to strengthen the trade relations.

He said Iran is also ready to increase the exports of electricity to Pakistan. The two leaders also discussed regional peace and security with particular reference to Afghanistan.


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