Nawaz Sharif Orders Probe on Pathankot Attack


Islamabad: Pakistani prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a probe into the Pathankot airbase attack, said media reports on Friday. He chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday and discussed the attack on the Indian airbase, The Nation reported.

The prime minister and his aides agreed to launch investigations into the evidence provided by India, it said. A senior official said the leads provided by India were handed over to Intelligence Bureau chief Aftab Sultan for further action.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan was ready to boost cooperation with neighbouring India as part of counterterrorism efforts.

Sharif directed National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua to remain in contact with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in a bid to keep renewed dialogue on track after the attack on Pathankot air base.