Pakistan Army Joins PM Nawaz Sharif In Condemning Pathankot Attack

09/01/2016 8:41 AM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:44 PM IST
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LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2015/01/31: Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (Left) and Chief of Army staff General Raheel Sharif (Right) attended the passing out parade first batch of 421 Corporals, including 16 women, have successfully completed their training Counter Terrorism Force(CTF) at Elite Police Training School in Lahore. The new force -the first of its kind- has been given special training on how to counter terrorism by Pakistans Army. The first batch of the Punjab Elite Police Force (PEPF) completed their nine month long training course in the fields of investigation, intelligence and special operations. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Islamabad-- After a second high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan today said it is "reviewing progress" on the leads provided by India which has sought "firm and immediate action" against the terrorists behind the attack on the Pathankot air base.

"The meeting also discussed the Pathankot attack incident and expressed Pakistan's condemnation of this incident and reiterated Pakistan's commitment to cooperate with India to completely eradicate the menace of terrorism afflicting our region.

The Times Of India reports that Pakistan's military leadership joined the civilian leadership in condemning the incident and offered full cooperation to India in investigating the attacks and taking action.

According to NDTV, "The meeting was attended by Pakistan's Army chief General Raheel Sharif, apart from senior ministers and its National Security Adviser Nasir Janjua. Also present at the meeting were a senior officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and its Director General Military Operations."

"In line with Pakistan's commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the meeting reviewed the progress made on the information provided by the Government of India. It was decided to remain in touch with the Government of India in this regard," a statement issued after the meeting by Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said.

"It was noted that Pakistan's counter-terrorism campaign had made significant gains and that Pakistan's entire leadership and institutions were working in complete harmony to counter terrorism and extremism," the statement added.

The meetings have been held against the backdrop of India's insistence on action by Pakistan especially when Sharif called Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone from Colombo and promised "prompt and decisive action" against the terrorists.

With inputs from PTI

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