Students of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and University of Karachi (KU) have been arrested over having links to the attack on Indian air base in Pathankot.
According to Samaa TV’s sources, Usman Sarwar is the student of LUMS and is a resident of Sahiwal. He is among the suspects arrested over the Patkhankot air base attack. Moreover, a resident of Arifwala, Saad Mughal and a student of University of Karachi, Kashif have been arrested for being reportedly involved in the air base attack.
Previously, Prime Minister House reported in a press statement that few individuals linked to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were apprehended.
The statement added: The offices of the organization are also being traced and sealed.
PM Nawaz Sharif launched a team to investigate the allegations regarding reportedly involvement of several individuals in Pathankot air base attack of India.
Additional Inspector General Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab Rai Tahir would be the convener of committee however, its other members include
- Additional IG CTD KPK- Salahuddin Khan
- Director IB Lahore- Azeem Arshad
- Director FIA Lahore – Dr Usman Anwar
- Brigadier Noman Saeed ISI
- Lt Col Irfan Mirza
The order came some time after the apex meeting that was attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and others also had the discussion of Pathankot attack and related investigations.
In a key development in ongoing probe into Pathankot incident, Pakistan arrested several members of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a banned outfit, on leads provided by the Indian authorities in connection with January 2 attack on Indian airbase in Pathankot, the spokesperson for PM House said on Wednesday after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif concluded in Islamabad.
The spokesperson stated that Pakistan is now mulling to send a special team to India to obtain additional information from the scene of the attack.
The prime minister‘s office that the offices of the group were being traced and sealed across the country.
Terrorists belonging to the JeM are believed by India to be behind the Pathankot terror attack on January 2 in which seven security personnel were killed. A PMO statement issued after the meeting today said it noted with satisfaction that as part of Pakistan’s commitment to eliminate terrorism from its soil and the expressed national resolve not to allow the territory to be used for acts of terrorism anywhere. It said “considerable progress has been made in the investigations being carried out against terrorist elements reportedly linked to the Pathankot incident.”
“Based on initial investigations in Pakistan, and the information provided, several individuals belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad have been apprehended. The offices of the organisation are also being traced and sealed. Further investigations are underway,” the statement said.