Pakistan on Thursday claimed that there is no mention of any connection between Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar with the Pulwama attack in the dossier submitted by India to Islamabad after the terror strike.
Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said that soon after receiving the dossier, Pakistan constituted a 10-member investigation team comprising officials of Federal Investigation Agency to probe the attack.
He said that the Indian dossier contains 91 pages and six parts, out of which only part two and three pertain to the Pulwama attack. Other parts were “mostly general allegations”. Pakistan concentrated on those parts which relate to Pulwama incident, he said.
The FO spokesperson said that, “no linkage of Pakistan was found with the Pulwama incident. The Indian dossier does not claim any linkage of Masood Azhar with the Pulwama incident.”
Pakistan has also said it had examined 22 “pin locations” shared by India but found no terror camps. The statement came a day after it ”shared” “preliminary findings” of its investigation into the Pulwama terror attack with New Delhi.
India handed over the dossier to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi on February 27 with specific details of Pakistan-based terror group JeM’s complicity in the Pulwama attack and it’s presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan.
On 14 February 2019, a convoy carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India which resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed had later claimed responsibility for the attack.