Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has tasked country’s top civilian investigation agency Intelligence Bureau (IB) to look into the evidences provided by Indian government in connection with Pathankot airbase attack after New Delhi hinted at cancellation of January 15 meeting of foreign secretaries of two countries if Islamabad fails to move against preparators of the terrorist attack.

The directions were issued to IB after a top level meeting chaired by Nawaz Sharif on Thursday. The meeting was also attended by his advisers Sartaj Aziz and Nasir Janjua; federal ministers Ishaq Dar and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan; and Foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry.

“The meeting moved to take action against those who facilitated in attack on Indian airbase however it was also decided that New Delhi will be asked to provide more information as the previously given evidences were not enough,” reliable sources told Daily Pakistan Global. The leadership concluded that scheduled meeting of foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will be held at any cost.

The sources said that Indian side is continuously pushing Pakistan to take some steps to prove its seriousness towards bilateral cooperation against terrorists.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also directed the foreign office officials and his adviser on national security Lt-General (r) Nasir Janjua to stay in contact with Indian counterparts to continuously exchange information in this regard.

Meanwhile Washington is also pressing the two countries to continue bilateral dialogue on all outstanding issues including the recent attack on Indian airbase in Pathankot.