Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported.

During the meeting, regional and international issues came under discussion.

Speaking on the occasion, Nawaz Sharif said partnership between Pakistan and US is imperative for regional stability.

The prime minister apprised Kerry about Pakistan's efforts in curbing terrorism in general and achievements of Zarb-e-Azb military offensive in particular.

Highlighting the situation in Indian-held Kashmir, Nawaz said at least 107 people have been killed and hundreds injured during the current spree of violence in the Himalayan region.

The prime minister said that human rights violations are being carried out as state terrorism in the violence-hit valley.

In his remarks, John Kerry appreciated Pakistan's endeavours in fight against terrorism and extremism.

Commenting on the situation in Afghanistan, the US diplomat said stability in the region is necessary for both Pakistan and Afghanistan.