Pakistan says no terror camps exist on 22 locations shared by India
Pakistan on Thursday said it had examined 22 “pin locations” shared by India but found no terror camps. The statement comes a day after it ”shared” “preliminary findings” of its investigation into the Pulwama terror attack with New Delhi.
Pakistan is willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations, the foreign office (FO) said in a statement.
“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,” the FO said.
The Indian dossier contains 91 pages and six parts, out of which only part two and three pertain to the Pulwama attack, it said.
“Other parts are generalised allegations. Pakistan is focusing on those parts which relate to Pulwama incident,” it said.
Pakistan had sought “more information/evidence” from India on the involvement of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the Pulwama terror attack and the presence of camps of the UN-proscribed terror outfit in the country.
India handed over the dossier to the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi on February 27 with specific details of the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan.
The FO said after receiving the dossier, Pakistan constituted an investigation team, detained a number of people for investigation and initiated work on the technical aspects of social media content, a main basis of the Indian documents.
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.