Speed up work on India's leads: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday chaired a high-level meeting and discussed the Pathankot terror attack as he directed officials to speed up work on the leads given by India, sources said. "Issues pertaining to national and regional security were discussed during the meeting," the Prime Minister's Office here said in a brief statement.

Nawaz Sharif. PIC/Reuters
Nawaz Sharif. Pic/Reuters

A source privy to the details said, "The meeting decided to speed up work on the leads given by India." Another official said, "We would like to have solid information to build a case for action otherwise courts intervene and the suspects are bailed out."

He added that the meeting agreed upon taking strong action against anyone found guilty of involvement in the attack after the probe.           

NIA submits report to MHA

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team, probing the Pathankot terror attack, yesterday submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The NIA has registered three cases as part of its probe in the case. The first case is on abduction of the Gurdaspur SP, while the second and third cases are related to the killing of the taxi driver and attack on the airbase.

Militants' bodies sent for post mortem
Pathankot: The bodies of four militants gunned down in the terror attack here were sent for post mortem examination yesterday.

In all six militants were killed in the attack. While the bodies of four were found to be intact, the remaining two were blown into pieces. The bodies were brought to a civil hospital here for the post mortem examination, officials said.

High alert in Gurdaspur, Pathankot
Gurdaspur: Security agencies were on their toes in and around Tibri military cantonment area here yesterday, a day after some locals in a nearby village claimed sighting of two men in army fatigue moving in suspicious manner. Gurdaspur and Pahankot were on high alert, Gurdaspur Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Toor said.

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