ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has cancelled his official trip to US in the aftermath of a suicide attack on a park in Lahore on Monday.

Mr Sharif was due to visit Washington to participate in the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) on March 31 hosted by US President Barack Obama.

The PM had already cancelled his two-day UK tour on Sunday following the Lahore attack.

On Sunday night a suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in a densely populated Allama Iqbal Town in Lahore, killing 72 people and injuring over 300 others.

The Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack in Lahore on Sunday, saying the target of its attack was Muslim Pakistan’s small Christian minority.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs will now represent the premier at the crucial global event, private channel reported.