imageISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif telephoned Turkish President Teyyep Erdogan and reiterated his condemnation of the suicide blasts at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

The Prime Minister conveyed his deepest condolences on the loss of precious lives during the attacks, said a press statement issued by the Prime Minister House here Thursday.

The Prime Minister said that the government and people of Pakistan share the grief of their Turkish brethren and stand in complete solidarity with them at this critical moment.

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

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.

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