Pak­istan to com­plete the Pathankot probe soon, says PM Sharif

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LA­HORE: Pak­istan will soon com­plete its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the Pathankot ter­ror at­tack and make it pub­lic, Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif said on Satur­day. The at­tack had a neg­a­tive im­pact and dis­turbed the talks with In­dia which were “go­ing in the right di­rec­tion” af­ter the visit of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and ex­ter­nal affairs Min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj, he said.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the Pathankot in­ci­dent is un­der­way and we will make its find­ings pub­lic soon,” he said. “What­ever facts come out we will bring them forth be­fore ev­ery­one.”

Sharif vowed that Pak­istan would go to any length to un­cover the al­leged use of its soil in the Jan­uary 2 at­tack on the air base in Pathankot by sus­pected JeM ter­ror­ists. “It is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to un­cover if our soil was used in the at­tack. We will do this and the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions will soon be com­pleted,” he said.

The ter­ror­ists were be­ing de­feated and in des­per­a­tion, they were car­ry­ing out iso­lated acts to make their pres­ence felt, he said, adding that the re­main­ing ones will also be elim­i­nated.

It is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to un­cover if our soil [Pak­istan] was used in the at­tack. We will do this and the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions will soon be com­pleted.

NAWAZ SHARIF, Pak­istan PM

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