ISLAMABAD - Condemning terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said security of all the airports has been beefed up and arrangements are being made to upgrade their logistic and technical support to avoid such incidents in future.
The prime minister expressed these views while offering condolences with the families of the martyred personnel of the Karachi airport incident at the PM House here.
He also distributed financial support cheques among the families of the ASF martyrs.  Special Assistant to PM on Aviation Capt (r) Shujaat Azeem, Aviation Secretary Muhammad Ali Gardezi and ASF DG Brig Muhammad Azam were also present on this occasion.
Acknowledging the sacrifices of the ASF martyrs, the PM said, “They laid down their lives while saving their motherland and their sacrifices will not go waste. “We stand by you in the hour of grief,” he told the bereaved families. The PM further said these martyrs safeguarded our national assets with their blood and made the whole nation proud. The prime minister gave cheques of Rs 3 million to the legal heirs of the ASF martyrs each and announced jobs for them.
INP adds: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he found great similarities between his views and those of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on many burning issues of South Asia.
He was talking to Dr VP Vaidik, Chairman Council for Indian Foreign Policy and former Editor of Press Trust of India (PTI), who met him at the PM House. They discussed ways and means to improve Pak-India relations.
While referring to his recent visit to India, Nawaz said, "I must say that I have returned much satisfied with meaningful exchange of thoughts on matters of bilateral and regional interest with the Indian leadership."
Dr Vaidik apprised Nawaz Sharif of the feelings of Indian masses about his visit to India on the occasion of oath-taking ceremony of Indian premier Narendra Modi.