In call with Imran Khan, Theresa May stresses need for Pakistan to act against all terrorist groups

  • The leaders discussed the need to address the causes of this conflict with India, May's office said

  • The British prime minister emphasised the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups

  • India and Pakistan came to the brink of war this week in the aftermath of the Pulwama suicide bombing

London: British prime minister Theresa May emphasised the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups in a call with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday, May's office said.

India and Pakistan came to the brink of war this week as tensions escalated following a suicide car bombing that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Indian-controlled Kashmir. India accusing Pakistan of harbouring the Jaish-e-Mohammed group behind the attack, which Islamabad denied.

"She welcomed his commitment to reducing tensions with India," May's office said of the call with Imran.

"The leaders discussed the need to address the causes of this conflict. The prime minister emphasised the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups, in support of global efforts to combat terrorism."

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Updated Date: Mar 04, 2019 07:58:18 IST