(2017-04-22) “My Government and the people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with the government of Afghanistan and our Afghan brethren in this hour of grief. Terrorists have struck the Balkh Province leading to the loss of the precious lives of Afghan soldiers.
We strongly condemn this barbaric act of terrorism. Our heart goes out to the victims of this terrorist attack. We express our heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families and pray for speedy recovery of the injured.
Terrorism is a common enemy and a threat to peace in the region. Pakistan feels the pain of our Afghan brethren as we have also suffered from this scourge.
I wish to reaffirm that we stand by Afghanistan and its people in their fight against terrorism and pursuit of peace and stability.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif”