Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday strongly condemned the barbaric terrorists’ attack on Afghan military base in Balkh province and said Pakistan stands in solidarity with their Afghan brethren.

PM Nawaz said in a message released by the PM's media wing, "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 struck the Balkh province leading to the loss of the precious lives of Afghan soldiers.

The premier further said, "We strongly condemn this barbaric act of terrorism. Our heart goes out to the victims of the attack ."

He further stated that we express our heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families and pray for speedy recovery of the injured.

The prime minister termed terrorism 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."

Nawaz Sharif said while emphasizing upon joint efforts that terrorism is a threat for regional peace, prosperity and stability. He said that every possible measures will be taken against terrorism.

PM Nawaz Sharif expressed condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured. He reiterated Pakistan’s resolve against terrorism.