Pakistan to ‘soon’ ask India to allow their investigation team to visit Pathankot

, 11:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Pakistan will “soon” ask India to allow its team of investigators probing the Pathankot terror attack to visit the site of the assault, the country’s Interior Minister said on Tuesday.

“We will soon ask India to let our special investigation team experts to visit Pathankot’s attack place,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told reporters in Taxila near Islamabad. Khan said the officials who were part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) have held several meetings.

The SIT was set up by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last month to work on the leads provided by India on the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants from Pakistan in the attack. Pakistan officials say the planned visit to Pathankot will help in the completion of the probe.

Sharif had said last month that “the investigation into the Pathankot incident is underway and we will make its findings public soon.”

Prime Minister Sharif had formed the six-member investigation team headed by Additional Inspector General of Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Rai Tahir to probe India’s assertion that JeM was behind the January 2 Pathankot attack.