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Pakistan arrests several JeM activists following leads given by India on Pathankot attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high level meeting to review progress of investigation into attack on Indian airbase in Pathankot following proofs provided by the Indian government to Pakistan, ARY News reported.

The meeting was attended by Army Chief Raheel Sharif, DG ISI, DG IB, DGMO and DG Rangers Punjab.

According to PM House statement, several activists of Jaish-e-Muhammad had been arrested in connection Indian air base attack. While several offices of the outfit have also been sealed.

The meeting was told that more proofs were required to progress the attack investigation. The statement added that Pakistan had sought more details about Pathankot attack from India.

It was also discussed to send special team to India to collect evidences into the attack.

The meeting was also attended by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Tariq Fatemi and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

A couple of days ago, Pakistan had rounded up several suspects from South Punjab after receiving evidence and ‘important’ leads from the Indian government. Yesterday, Indian Home Minister Rajnath had stated that there was no reason to distrust Pakistan so early, that it would not take any action against those involved in the Pathankot attack.

The attack, which had taken place almost two weeks ago,  on January 2 claimed the lives of seven Indian soldiers and five militants. Both countries have reiterated the demand for talks to be held on schedule between both countries.

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