Pathankot attack: Pakistan wants more leads from India, probe hits dead end

A Pakistani government team investigating the Pathankot airbase attack will ask the foreign ministry to seek more evidence from India.

By: PTI | Lahore | Updated: February 1, 2016 4:51 pm
Pathankot attack, Pakistan seeks proof, Pathankot terror attack, Pathankot airbase attack, Pakistan probe on Pathankot, Pakistan betrays India, terrorism in Pakistan, Jaish-e-mohammad, terror camps in pakistan, India-Pakistan relations Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists had attacked Pathankot air base earlier in January. (PTI Photo)

Pakistan’s investigation into the Pathankot terror attack has made “no headway” and it will seek more evidence from India to move forward, a source privy to the developments said today, days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promised to make the probe’s findings public soon.

“No headway has been made in the investigation of (the) Pathankot attack so far. The ball is back in India’s court again as we need more evidence to move forward in the probe,” the source told PTI.

The six-member Pakistan government’s team investigating the Pathankot airbase attack has written to the foreign ministry to seek more “leads” from India.

“The team has almost completed its investigation into the five cellphone numbers (allegedly used for making calls from Pakistan to India) provided by the Indian government. No further leads were found from these numbers because they were unregistered and had fake identities,” the source said, adding that the probe is not heading further.

“The team needs more evidence. We have written to the government to speak to India and apprise it of the situation and demand more evidence to move forward in the investigation here,” he said.

India had given “specific and actionable information” to Pakistan soon after the January 2 attack.

Asked about the fate of the terror attack suspects, including banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, the source said, “let first more evidence come from India”.

Prime Minister Sharif had formed the six-member investigation team headed by Additional Inspector General of Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Rai Tahir in the second week of January to probe the Indian government’s assertion that JeM was behind the Pathankot attack. The team has so far held two meetings.

Sharif told reporters here on Saturday that “the investigation into the Pathankot incident is underway and we will make its findings public soon.”

“Whatever facts come out, we will bring them forth before everyone,” he had said.

Law-enforcement agencies have so far not produced any of the “suspects” arrested in connection with the Pathankot attack before a court.

The government has not disclosed the number of suspects detained. However, reports said 31 JeM suspects have been taken into custody.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah had said last month that Azhar had been taken into “protective custody” along with some of his “accomplices”. P

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    Sirius
    Feb 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm
    This is a lame excuse by Pak investigators , but along expected lines . Suits India , because India can always put lack of progress on Pathankot/Mumbai ahead of Kashmir in any dialog with stan . Please keep coming and inviting for 'people to people contact' , but no Kashmir ...
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      Romik
      Feb 1, 2016 at 11:33 pm
      Mr Doval please do what ever you have to do. The world is as sick of these vermin as India is. Please help the world in exteriminating these nasty people ( JeM, LeT and gang).
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        Bijan Mohanty
        Feb 1, 2016 at 6:20 pm
        Why the SP was let off after high drama by NIA. Because, he would have blurted out the collusion of Akali and BJP to the embarment of both the state and central govt.
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          deepak samantaray
          Feb 1, 2016 at 7:53 am
          What nonsense is this. INA should stop wasting time providing proofs to stan so that they keep on denying that. What have they done after the statement of Ajmal Kasab?
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            dv1936
            Feb 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm
            If India has any self respect it should not respond.
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              Jesus
              Feb 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm
              It is foolish to expect a country that runs terror network to act against it's own network. Anyone with common sense can understand this logic. India must follow USA lead, remember how they eliminated OSAMA and where he was hidden.
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                JM
                Feb 1, 2016 at 10:08 pm
                Ha ha... modi knew all these. The investigation was a drama between modi and sherif.
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                  Boomba
                  Feb 1, 2016 at 8:08 am
                  I guess P@kistan will be convinced only when it breaks up in to several pieces or cease to exist as an eny.
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                    Aug.15.1947
                    Feb 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm
                    stan will never or ever make any headway nor is interested, rest are public relations to fool india and world! They cannot because state security are involved and civilian administation cannot go behind it!
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                      michelle_vedic_human
                      Feb 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm
                      PANDURANG VITTAKAR,-----please check your birth certificate to see if your big mama and little daddy is for real or are you been adopted????,-----registered correctly or incorrect registration or still unregistered????,------please check your birth certificate registration.
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                        nirode mohanty
                        Feb 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                        This was expected, no surprise.Let us put aside: Beef eating, Babri Masjid, Ram Janam Bhumi, Dalit scholar's suicide, Arunachal Pradesh and focus on how to deal with stan's aggression. It is time to form an action committee with military, intelligence, security experts ,diplomats, all parties' leaders and other experts to formulate a sound, solid policy. India is much stronger than any time and can survive without any foreign aid.It is now time to resolve this for all time.
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                          Rahul Mishra
                          Feb 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm
                          And you are Portuguese
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                            Rahul Mishra
                            Feb 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                            Lol ...USA spent billions of dollars hunting for Osama and that joker was hiding in stan
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                              Rahul Mishra
                              Feb 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm
                              Begalis - Dada UP/Bihari - Bhaiya Southies - Anna Marathis - MAMA !!! :-)
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                                David
                                Feb 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                                India don't fall for this ploy. Start your own covert action and if suspected, ask for never ending evidence.
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                                  David
                                  Feb 1, 2016 at 5:17 pm
                                  You are a who at times criticize Congress to look credible.
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                                    David
                                    Feb 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm
                                    You are a ..
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                                      MsnMUrTY
                                      Feb 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                                      IT Is FOOLISH TODRAG ON THE ISSUE FOR YEarS TOGETHER WE ARE SO Foolish WE HAVE NoT LEARNT AnY LESSONS FROM THE PREVIOUS ATTACKS WE SHOULD NOT WASTE OUR TiME ON THe CURRENT ENVIRONMENT OF SuPREsSION OF FREE SPEECH THREATNiNg AND KIlLLING OF THINKERS AND INTELLECTUALS BURNING AND MAIMINg OF DALITS FREQUNT HATEFUL UTTERENCes Against INDIAn MUSLIMs LYNCHING oF PERSONsS FOR Allegedly EATING WHAt THE ATTCKERS MaY NOT EAT IT IS A HIGh DRAMA PLAYING BY THE POLITciANs To BeFUl The PUBLic AND iNTLECTUAlLS
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                                        Pandurang Vittalkar
                                        Feb 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                                        Abey choothiey, they clearly said that the SIM Card numbers are unregistered and have fake idenies. Every mobile number is supposed to be registered, but some unscrupulous mobile phone vendors sell unregistered sim cards (it happens even in India illegally). In such a case, there is no way any government will be able to trace the ideny of the sim card mobile owner. Your illogical argument is equivalent to essentially saying that If you suck your dyck and mazzturbate, divine magic will help stan trace the idenies of the mobile numbers !!?
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                                          Pandurang Vittalkar
                                          Feb 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                                          Abey choothiey, they clearly said that the SIM Card numbers are unregistered and have fake idenies. Every mobile number is supposed to be registered, but some unscrupulous mobile phone vendors sell unregistered sim cards (it happens even in India illegally). In such a case, there is no way any government will be able to trace the ideny of the sim card mobile owner. Your illogical argument is equivalent to essentially saying that If you suck your dyck and mazzturbate, divine magic will help stan trace the idenies of the mobile numbers !!?
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                                            Pandurang Vittalkar
                                            Feb 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                                            Abey choothiey, they clearly said that the SIM Card numbers are unregistered and have fake idenies. Every mobile number is supposed to be registered, but some unscrupulous mobile phone vendors sell unregistered sim cards (it happens even in India illegally). In such a case, there is no way any government will be able to trace the ideny of the sim card mobile owner. Your illogical argument is equivalent to essentially saying that If you suck your dyck and mazzzturbate, divine magic will help stan trace the idenies of the mobile numbers !!? IS NIA STUPID STUPID STUPID ???
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