The United States has recognized sacrifices of the people and armed forces of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

This was stated by US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster in a telephonic conversation with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

He expressed his condolences to the people and government of Pakistan on the deaths in the suicide blast in Lahore.

The Finance Minister said the civil and military leadership is committed to defeating the menace of terrorism and not allowing Pakistan’s soil to be used against any other country.