Pathankot attack probe: Pakistan JIT meets NIA officials in Delhi


Pakistan Joint Investigation Team met officials at the National Investigation Agency as they probed the Pathankot Airbase Attack on Wednesday.

During their visit to the NIA they discussed the findings of the Pathankot Attack.

A JIT from Pakistan is visiting India to investigate an attack on the Indian airbase which took place on January 2.

The Pakistan JIT which includes Punjab Counter Terrorism Chief Additional IG Muhammad Tahir, Azeem Rashid, Lieutenant Colonel Tanveer, Lieutenant Colonel Irfan Miza and Inspector Shahid Mirza visited parts of the Pathankot Airbase on Tuesday.

A protest was staged by the Congress party outside the airbase prior to the JIT visit.

The team was allowed limited access inside the airbase.

The Pakistani investigators, who departed for New Delhi via a special flight on Sunday, will remain in India for seven days to investigate the Pathankot Airbase attack

The team would not be allowed to question SP Gurdaspur Salwindar Singh, who was abducted by militants on December 31 last year before the attack on the Pathankot Airbase near the Pakistan border.

The announcement of the key decision to send the JIT was made in Pokhara earlier this month, where foreign ministers and foreign secretaries were gathered for the 37th Saarc Council of Ministers Meeting.

The meeting between Pakistan’s advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was the first high-level meeting between the two sides after the December 25 meeting between the two prime ministers in Lahore.