US says PM Sharif's decision to cancel visit completely understandable


WASHINGTON, March 29 (APP): The decision by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel US visit is completely understandable, a State Department spokesman said on Monday and described the Lahore attack as a `lash out’ from a group under pressure from the ongoing military operation by the Pakistani security forces. At a press briefing in Washington, Spokesman John Kirby condemned the horrific attack on innocent people and said that the United States was committed to help Pakistan in the fight against terrorism. When asked to comment on the cancellation of visit by Prime Minister Sharif, he said that “given what just happened, it’s completely understandable why he would want to stay at home”.