ISLAMABAD (Staff report) – US President Barack Obama has telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to offer condolences on Sunday’s deadly suicide bombing at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, killing at least 74 people and injured over 300.

According to a press release issued by the PM’s Media Office, the US president extended condolences on behalf of the people of United States on the Lahore tragedy and requested the prime minister to convey his feelings to the affected families.

Obama said Pakistan has shown great progress in the war against terrorism and believed that Pakistan would succeed in this war.

He said the people of United States were with the government and the people of Pakistan in the tragic moment and they would extend every help to Pakistan in eliminating terrorists from its soil.

Sharif told Obama that invisible enemy was killing innocent people, who were soft target for them due to their broken infrastructure.

He said resolve of his government and the nation’s was getting stronger day by day. The Pakistani nation, he added, would win the war against that invisible enemy and extremist ideology.

President Obama appreciated the prime minister’s decision to stay back with his nation in the testing time by not attending the Nuclear Security Summit, the press release said.

The US President told the prime minister that they would meet in near future and he was eagerly waiting for that meeting, it added.