Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said investigations are underway to probe Pathankot attack’s links to Pakistan, Waqt News reported. “We have established an investigation team which will visit India as well,” he told the media. “I have talked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and have assured him of complete cooperation in the investigation.”

On the Afghan issue Nawaz said regional stability is directly linked to Afghanistan stability. “Pakistan and Afghanistan will not let their territory being used against each other,” he said. “There are a few elements in Afghanistan which are launching terrorist attacks in Pakistan. A peaceful Afghanistan will lead to a peaceful South Asia. And this can only be achieved through talks.”

PM further stated that the government is hopeful that issues with and inside Afghanistan will be resolved through negotiations. “A four-country alliance is working on the resolution of Afghan issues especially regarding talks with Taliban. Hopefully an important development will take place in coming days.”

On the issue of Saudi-Iran hostility Mr. Sharif said Pakistan wants tension between both states reduced as soon as possible. “We are not playing the role of mediator on someone else’s demand. It is our own policy,” he said. “Pakistan wants good relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It is not only good for them, but for other Muslim states as well.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Army Chief was on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran earlier this week, which according to sources ended on a positive note. The Bacha Khan University attack on Wednesday has put question marks over the security policies of the state, with Pakistani intelligence claiming that the perpetrators came from Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary level talks with India have been temporarily shelved as Pakistan vows cooperation in helping India find culprits behind the attack on Indian airbase at Pathankot earlier this month.