Source: News Bharati English20 Sep 2016 19:26:15


New York, Sept 20: Expressing "strong concern" over the attack on the Indian army base in Uri, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Pakistan must stop giving a safe haven to terrorists.

Pakistan must stop giving a safe haven to terrorists, US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while expressing "strong concern" over the attack on the Indian army base in Uri.

John Kerry met Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. Mr Sharif raised the issue of alleged human rights violations and killings in Kashmir and sought American help to resolve the Kashmir issue.

"The Prime Minister and Secretary Kerry expressed strong concern with recent violence in Kashmir particularly the army base attack and the need for all sides to reduce tensions," said State Department spokesperson John Kirby. Kerry also "stressed the need for restraint in nuclear weapons programs", he added.

US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said that the US wants to see more progress from Pakistan in dealing with the terror groups effectively.