Pakistan thinks evidence shared by India over Pathankot attack not enough: Report

Although India has made it very clear that the Nawaz govt will have to act ahead of holding the Foreign-Secretary-level talks, Pakistan thinks that the evidence shared by India - three phone numbers – are not enough. 

Updated: Jan 09, 2016, 00:48 AM IST
Pakistan thinks evidence shared by India over Pathankot attack not enough: Report
Indian Muslims pay tribute to Indian soldiers killed in the recent Pathankot air base attack, outside a mosque in New Delhi.

New Delhi: Even as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the second high-level meeting in Islamabad on Friday, in a span of two days, in the backdrop of Pathankot terror attack, the neighbouring country seems to be in no mood to take action against the attackers.

Although India has made it very clear that the Nawaz govt will have to act ahead of holding the Foreign-Secretary-level talks, Pakistan thinks that the evidence shared by India - three phone numbers – are not enough to prove Pak's involvement in Pathankot terror attack.

 

As per CNN-IBN, according to sources in Pakistan, the country thinks India is not serious about holding the Foreign-Secretary-level talks. They believe the evidence given by India will not stand in a court of law as they have serious doubts that Pathankot attackers came from Pakistan.

The report further says that Pakistan is expecting India to share DNA samples of the dead bodies of the terrorists killed in Pathankot. Sources have also ruled out a 'time-bound action' by Pakistan.

Moreover, a day after intelligence sources claimed that India has identified Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar and three others as the mastermind of the Pathankot air base terror attack, a report today claimed that the two phone numbers to which calls were made by the perpetrators are of Pakistan.

A report published in 'The Times of India' said that two numbers - 92-3017775253 and +92 300097212 to which calls were made by the two of the six terrorists, who had attacked the crucial air base in Punjab, are from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan today said it has "reviewed progress" on the leads provided by India which has linked foreign secretary-level talks to Islamabad's decisive action on the Pathankot terror attack.

 

The meetings, chaired by Pak PM, have been held against the backdrop of India's insistence on action by Pakistan especially when Sharif called Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone from Colombo and promised "prompt and decisive action" against the terrorists.

On Thursday, stressing that the 'ball is now in Pakistan's court', the Ministry of External Affairs had said, "Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif who assured us prompt response."

 

In a pre-dawn attack on January 2, a group of heavily- armed Pakistani terrorists, suspected to be belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, struck at the Air Force base in Punjab, killing seven security personnel.