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A high level meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to review the prevailing security situation at PM House here today.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Finance Mr. Ishaq Dar, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Mr. Sartaj Aziz, COAS General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI, Corps Commander Lahore, and Director General Intelligence Bureau and other senior civil, military and police officials.

The meeting noted with satisfaction that as part of Pakistan’s commitment to eliminate terrorism from our soil and the expressed national resolve not to allow our territory to be used for acts of terrorism anywhere, considerable progress has been made in the investigations being carried out against terrorist elements reportedly linked to the Pathankot incident. Based on the initial investigations in Pakistan, and the information provided, several individuals belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad have been apprehended. The offices of the organization are also being traced and sealed. Further investigations are underway.

In the spirit of the cooperative approach, it was also decided that in order to carry the process forward, additional information would be required, for which the Government of Pakistan is considering to send a Special Investigation Team to Pathankot, in consultation with the Government of India.

The meeting reiterated that in line with our decision to counter and completely eliminate terrorism, Pakistan would remain engaged with India on this issue.

13th January 2016

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