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Pathankot attack: Pakistan investigation team seeks more evidence from India

PATHANKOT,  JAN 2 :- Security personnel stand guard outside the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, India, January 2, 2016. At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on the base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialog between the nuclear-armed neighbors. REUTERS/UNI PHOTO-9R
PATHANKOT, JAN 2 :- Security personnel stand guard outside the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab, India, January 2, 2016. At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on the base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialog between the nuclear-armed neighbors. REUTERS/UNI PHOTO-9R

A federal government team in Pakistan investigating the Pathankot airbase attack has sought more information from India through the foreign ministry as there has been no ‘headway’ in the probe as yet.

According to The Dawn, a source privy to the development said that the probe into the five mobile numbers, which were allegedly used for making calls from Pakistan to India, has been completed by the team.

No further leads were found from these numbers because they were unregistered and had fake identities, the source said.

He said that the team needs more evidence to take in the investigation forward and hence, has written to the government to speak to India and apprise them of the situation.

Answering a question about the people, including banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, detained in connection with the Pathankot incident, the source said, “Let first more evidence come from India.”
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formed the six-member investigation team headed by the Additional Inspector General of Punjab’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in the second week of January to look into Indian government’s allegations that the JeM was behind the Pathankot attack.
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