Pakistan to send team to help probe Pathankot attack: Government

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday that Pakistan has decided to send a team to India to help investigate the terror attack on an air force base at Pathankot.

He also said the details of the proposed visit are being chalked out.

“India has handed over all the evidences collected to Pakistan in relation to Pathankot attack. They have registered a case and decided to send a team to India. For the first time Pakistan has initiated action” after evidences were handed over by India, Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha.

He, however, said that Pakistan has not yet given details such as the date or the size of the team.

“We are waiting for the details. India is ready to cooperate,” he said while responding to a query from BJP member Ashwini Kumar.

Kumar, who represents Karnal parliamentary constituency in Haryana, said: “We all know that Pakistan government plays in hands of its army. So what is the point of handing over the evidences. They are not even in favour of good relations with India.”

Earlier, while responding to another query, Rijiju informed the house that the government is taking all measures to stop infiltration from the border areas of Punjab.

“After Pathankot and Dinanagar terror attacks, we are taking all the measures to stop infiltration from the border areas of Punjab. There is no fencing around 12 km of the border area. With the help of BSF (Border Security Force), we are trying to make these areas more safe,” he said.

He also said the central government is in touch with Punjab police and all efforts are being made to stop infiltration.

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