Pathankot attack: Pakistan hands primary probe findings to India

Narendra Modi & Nawaz Sharif
Narendra Modi & Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan has submitted to India its primary probe findings on alleged Pakistani connections in the Pathankot attack and is awaiting a response, according to media reports.

The report claims that the telephone numbers provided by India are not registered in Pakistan, according to the News International quoting Geo TV.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed constitution of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe links of the Pathankot airbase attackers. Officials from Intelligence Bureau, Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence are part of the JIT.

Law enforcement agencies have picked up some suspects from Bahawalpur district, the hometown of Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed. “The suspects have been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation,” reported Pakistani news channel ARY News. As per intelligence officers, raids were also carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts.

It may be recalled that the pre-dawn attack on Indian Air Force station in Pathankot killed seven security personnel. Also all six attackers who stealthily entered into Punjab from Pakistan were killed.

Sharif is playing a pro-active role. However, Pakistani officials said that the information given by India was not enough and may not stand scrutiny in a court of law.

Meanwhile, the News International quoting top diplomatic sources reported that the foreign secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India could be deferred by New Delhi as there was no information so far about the visit of the Indian foreign secretary for the January 15 talks in Islamabad.