Consistent with its commitment to cooperate, Pakistan today shared preliminary findings of its investigations with India along with a set of questions. Subsequently, the diplomatic corps in Islamabad was briefed as well.
It would be recalled that Indian had shared a paper on 27 February 2019. Soon after its receipt, Pakistan had constituted an investigation team, detained a number of persons for investigations and initiated work on the technical aspects of social media content, a main basis of Indian paper.
The Indian paper contains 91 pages and 6 parts, out of which only part 2 & 3 pertain to Pulwama incident. Other parts are generalized allegations. Pakistan is focusing on those parts which relate to Pulwama incident.
During the course of investigations, all aspects of the information provided by India have been thoroughly examined including the “confessional” video of Adil Dar, “claim” of responsibility for the attack, Whatsapp and Telegram numbers used to share videos and messages in support of Pulwama attack, list of 90 individuals suspected of belonging to a proscribed organization and 22 pin locations of alleged training camps.
Service Providers have been requested for data including relevant details of activities and contacts of the GSM number provided by India. A request for assistance from Whatsapp has also been made to the US Government.
While 54 detained individuals are being investigated, no details linking them to Pulwama have been found so far. Similarly, the 22 pin locations shared by India have been examined. No such camps exist. Pakistan is willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations.
Additional information and documents from India would be essential to continue the process of investigations. Pakistan remains committed to taking this process to its logical conclusion.
The Attorney General, Foreign and Interior Secretaries and Director General (FIA) were present during the briefing
27 March 2019
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