Attacks by Shiv Sena ‘unfortunate and regretful’: Sharif

London, Oct. 20 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the recent attacks by Shiv Sena, saying it is unfortunate and regretful.

“These were even condemned by Indian intellectuals and critics. These anti-peace elements should desist from their nefarious activities,” he said on his arrival in London from Islamabad.

Sharif said that there would be no compromise on the country’s national interests during his talks with President Barack Obama and other senior US officials, The Nation reported.

The Pakistan Prime Minister said that his visit to the US would help promote relations between the two countries.

He also said that Pakistan is a responsible sovereign nuclear state whose strategic assets are secured, that is a deterrence against any kind of external aggression.

Sharif stated that evidence of India’s alleged sponsoring of terrorism has been forwarded to relevant people and organisations.

The US sees Pakistan as one of the few sources of influence over the extremists, and analysts say Washington will use Sharif’s trip to urge him to keep pushing for a new round of talks.

Pakistan Foreign Office had earlier clarified that no “deal” is being discussed between Pakistan and the United States. (ANI)

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