SRINAGAR: A team of Pakistani investigators is likely to visit India next month for collecting evidence relating to alleged involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the Pathankot airbase attack, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported.
“The investigation team’s visit is expected,” the newspaper quoted a senior diplomat as saying.
The report said the registration of FIR by the Counter-Terrorism department of Punjab police has, however, paved the way for the visit of the six-member investigation team constituted by Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, weeks after the attack on the airbase on Jan 2.
The team, the report, said will visit the site of the attack and collect evidence related to Indian claim that the attack was planned in Pakistan and executed by a group of four persons who had crossed the border into Pathankot.
The investigators will also meet officials of India’s National Investigating Agency investigating the attack, it said. A diplomatic source told Dawn that said India was ready to receive the Pakistani team and facilitate it in investigations.
“The decision regarding cooperation with Pakistan was taken at a meeting in Delhi presided over by Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in which issues relating to the visit of the Pakistani team were discussed,” the report said.
Doval has been in touch with his Pakistani counterpart Gen Nasser Khan Janjua since the attack happened, the report said.