Pakistan’s Sharif Cancels Visit to Washington in Wake of Attack


WASHINGTON — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has canceled plans to visit the United States after a bombing on Sunday killed 70 people in Lahore, the White House said on Wednesday after Sharif and President Barack Obama spoke by phone.

“President Obama expressed his understanding of Prime Minister Sharif’s decision to cancel his visit to the United States and remain in Pakistan following this terrorist attack,” the White House said in a statement.