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Pathankot probe: Pak provides initial findings to India, seeks more info

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Published Jan 12, 2016, 12:04 pm IST
Updated Jan 12, 2016, 2:59 pm IST
Islamabad officials said the numbers provided by India were not registered in Pakistan.
 Security beefed up at Pathankot Air Force base during the visit of PM Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)
  Security beefed up at Pathankot Air Force base during the visit of PM Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Islamabad: Pakistan has sought more information from India on the Pathankot attack after it sent an initial investigation report to New Delhi on Monday, officials in Islamabad said.

“An initial report has been sent to India. We have asked for more information so that we can get to the bottom of it. We are moving forward,” said a senior government official.

 

The official said the investigation into the cell phone numbers provided by India was complete and the investigators could not find any registration record.

“These numbers are not registered in Pakistan. We are keeping these numbers with us but will be moving on for other clues too. We will be waiting for more details from India,” he said.

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India had given phone intercepts to Pakistan and believes that the Pathankot attackers used the numbers — 03000597212 and 03017775253 — before carrying out the act.

 

India also linked the attackers to banned Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit.Pakistani authorities had carried out raids at different places as part of their probe in the Pathankot air base on Monday, leading to some arrests.

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Intelligence officials had said that the raids were carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts and some suspects were arrested.

After the arrests, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the formation of a high-profile joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the links of the Pathankot air base attackers with Pakistan.

 

Sharif has assured leaders from India and the US that Pakistan will investigate the matter and make the results public.

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