Pathankot attack: Witnesses from Indian forces not produced before JIT, says Pakistan

Islamabad: A day after India dismissed a report in Pakistan Today quoting JIT sources as saying that the attack on the Pathankot airbase on January 2 was "staged" by India to promote its "vicious propaganda" against Pakistan, Pak Foreign Office said that "witnesses from Indian forces were not produced before the probe team."

"The JIT visited the crime scene and also recorded the statements of some witnesses. However, the witnesses belonging to the Indian security forces were not produced before it," Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.

"The JIT briefed the NIA on the progress of the investigations in Pakistan. Further investigations are underway."

"The visit of the JIT to India took place in the context of the cooperative approach being pursued by the government of Pakistan as part of its commitment to effectively fight terrorism in all its forms," the statement said.

Earlier, a Pakistan Today report quoting JIT sources said, "the Indian authorities had prior information about the attackers" and  "the Indian authorities made it a three-day drama to get maximum attention from the world community in order to malign Pakistan."

News24 Bureau