'Pathankot Attack: World will See Pak's Sincerity in Probe'

Submitted by Subeditor on Sun, 2016-01-10 11:40 Lahore: Amid tensions over the Pathankot attack probe, Pakistan Prime Minister has asserted that the world will see Islamabad's “sincerity and effectiveness” in reaching concrete conclusions on the terror strike. The United States has maintained that India-Pakistan should go ahead with their upcoming talks and see it through in the interest of regional stability. According to the Dawn, US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Sharif and discussed the probe on the attack on the Air Force base. The Prime Minister briefed Kerry that Pakistan was swiftly carrying out investigations into Pathankot incident and very soon will reach a conclusion. He added that the world will see Pakistan's “effectiveness and sincerity” in the Pathankot attack probe. Sharif also assured that Pakistan won't allow its soil to be used for terrorism. Kerry expressed his hoped that the talks between the two hostile nations “would continue” despite the attack which was meant to thwart the peace process. Earlier on Thursday, US State Department spokesman John Kirby had said it was up to the Pakistan to determine how long it would take to investigate the attack on the Pathankot air base following information provided by India. Meanwhile, India is awaiting Pakistan's response on the information provided related to the Pathankot incident which is crucial to the upcoming bilateral talks scheduled for later this month. India's foreign ministry has said that Islamabad has been given actionable intelligence that those responsible for the planning and execution of the attack had come from Pakistan. (ANI)