Pathankot attack: Pakistan considering to send Special Investigation Team to India

PakistanPathankot attack: Pakistan considering to send Special Investigation Team to India

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan on Wednesday said it would send a Special Investigation Team to Pathankot India, to get additional information about the terrorist attack.

The decision came at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif which reviewed the prevailing security situation in the country.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Rizwan Akhtar, Corps Commander Lahore, Director General Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other senior civil, military and police officials.

An official statement released at the end of the meeting said that it noted with satisfaction Pakistan’s commitment to eliminate terrorism from its soil.

“[The meeting] expressed national resolve not to allow our territory to be used for acts of terrorism anywhere,” the statement said.

It was also noted that “considerable progress” has been made in the investigations, being carried out against terrorist elements reportedly linked to the Pathankot incident.

“In the spirit of the cooperative approach, it was also decided that in order to carry the process forward, additional information would be required, for which the Government of Pakistan is considering to send a Special Investigation Team to Pathankot, in consultation with the Government of India.”

The meeting was informed that on the basis of the initial investigations in Pakistan, and the information provided, several individuals belonging to Jaish-e-Muhammad, have been apprehended.

“The offices of the organization are also being traced and sealed. Further investigations are underway.”

“The meeting reiterated that in line with our decision to counter and completely eliminate terrorism, Pakistan would remain engaged with India on this issue,” the official statement said.

Source: APP

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