Pak to approach India to allow its probe team to visit Pathankot

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Islamabad, Feb. 16 (ANI): Pakistan on Tuesday said it would approach India to allow its special investigation team to visit Pathankot to gather relevant information on the Pathankot air base attack.

According to radio Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said their Foreign Office would formally contact India to seek permission for the visit of the team.

“The Foreign Office would formally contact India to seek permission for the visit of the team as answers to many questions and links can be identified there,” said Khan, while talking to mediapersons here in the afternoon.

The Interior Minister said the investigation team has held many meetings, and its work is proceeding ahead.

Answering to a question, he said action would be taken against Maulana Abdul Aziz, a Pakistani cleric and khateeb, if he breaks the law. He said action would also be taken if any evidence is presented against him.

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In the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had last month said, “We look forward to the visit of Pakistan SIT and our investigative agencies will extend all necessary cooperation.”

“The Pakistan Government of Pak has taken some steps which we have welcomed,” he added.

Earlier, India had welcomed the steps taken by Pakistan to investigate the antecedents of the terror strike in Pathankot allegedly by the the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and promised to extend all help to the former`s special investigation team when it arrives in India. (ANI)

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