Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Pathankot attack: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif directs IB chief to work on leads given by India

The prime minister and his aides agreed to launch investigations into the evidence provided by India.

By: PTI | Islamabad |
January 8, 2016 6:04:39 pm
pathankot attack, pakistan PM , nawaz sharif, india pakistan relation, pathankot airbase attack, tackling terrorism, india news, latest news Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a probe into the leads provided by India about the Pathankot airbase attack, a media report said on Friday.

He chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday and discussed the attack on the Indian airbase, The Nation reported.

The prime minister and his aides agreed to launch investigations into the evidence provided by India, it said.

Read Also: Behind the Pathankot breach, 3 lights turned upward and airbase staffer detained

A senior official said the leads provided by India were handed over to Intelligence Bureau chief Aftab Sultan for further action.

Read Also: Beyond Pathankot attack: India needs intelligence-based diplomacy 

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan was ready to boost cooperation with the neighbouring India as part of counter-terrorism efforts.

Sharif directed National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua to remain in contact with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in a bid to keep renewed dialogue on track after the attack on Pathankot air base.

Another official said the information provided by India was “not enough” as it was just limited to telephone numbers and Pakistan might ask for additional information.

[related-post]

“We would like to have solid information to build a case for action otherwise courts intervene and the suspects will be bailed out,” he added.

He said the meeting agreed that strong action would be taken after probe against anyone found guilty of involvement in the attack.

The official said that the meeting also decided to speed up implementation of National Action Plan.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X