Pakistan makes arrests in Pathankot attack case

Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani law-enforcement agencies have conducted raids in various cities of the country’s Punjab province and arrested a number of suspects in connection with Pathankot airbase attack in India, media reported on Tuesday.

According to a media report, Pakistan has started investigations about the telephone numbers provided by India and allegedly used in planning the attacks on the Pathankot airbase, reports Geo TV.

Special teams comprising police and other law-enforcers are conducting raids across the country, especially in central Punjab cities.

An interior ministry official said on condition of anonymity that during the last two days, raids have been conducted in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Jhelum and Dina and some suspects have been taken into custody.

The official said these people went underground when the news of the Pathankot attack came in the media. However, he added, those points where they had last used the India-provided telephone numbers are being searched for the suspects.

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