Published On: Sat, Feb 20th, 2016
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Determined to pursue Pathankot attack case, Sana

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Lahore: Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah on Friday said that Pakistan is determined to pursue Indian airbase attack case with full commitment.

“Registration of the case is a proof that Pakistan is serious to pursue the case with full commitment,” Sanaullah told reporters in Lahore.

Police in Punjab has registered case against unidentified persons about the attack on an Indian airbase last month, he said.

The FIR or First Information Report has been registered in a police station in Gujranwala, the law minister said.

“The interrogators will confront all the suspects on the basis of the evidence,” the minister said. He said India should not doubt Pakistan’s commitment to fight terrorism.

Seven soldiers were killed when a group of armed men attacked the high-security Pathankot air base in Indian Punjab on Jan. 2.

Indian investigators had earlier stated a Pakistan-based group “Jaish-i-Mohammad” was involved in the attack and they had traced phone calls to substantiate their claims.

Pakistan detained chief of “Jaish-i-Mohammad” Maulana Masood Azhar and several other militants days after the Indian authorities blamed the group for the attack. The government had also sealed some religious seminaries belonging to the group.

The case was registered at a time when Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that Islamabad plans to send an investigation team to India to discuss matters related to the case.

Registration of the case is seen as a major step by Pakistan to remove the grievances of India.

India had postponed official talks with Pakistan scheduled to be held in mid-January.s.src=’’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;