Pathankot Attack: Nawaz Sharif Phones Narendra Modi, Promises Prompt Action

05/01/2016 7:53 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:41 PM IST
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LAHORE, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 25: Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (L) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) in Lahore, Pakistan on December 25, 2015. (Photo by Pakistan Information Department/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

New Delhi -- Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and promised “prompt and decisive action” against the terrorists behind the Pathankot attack as the Indian leader pressed for immediate steps on “specific and actionable” information provided to them.

Modi received a call this afternoon from the Prime Minister of Pakistan regarding the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase, the PMO said.

During the telephonic conversation, Modi “strongly emphasized the need for Pakistan to take firm and immediate action against the organizations and individuals responsible for and linked to the Pathankot terrorist attack,” the PMO said in a statement.

The statement said “specific and actionable information in this regard has been provided to Pakistan”.

Sharif “assured prime minister Modi that his government would take prompt and decisive action against the terrorists,” the PMO said.

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