Pakistani University Students Arrested Over Pathankot Air Base Attack
LAHORE: Students of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and University of Karachi (KU) have been arrested in connection with an attack on Indian air base in Pathankot.
Usman Sarwar, the student of LUMS who is a resident of Sahiwal, is among the people arrested over the Patkhankot air base attack.
Our correspondent said that two more persons identified as Saad Mughal, a resident of Arifwala, and Kashif, a student of University of Karachi, have also been arrested on suspicion of their involvement in the attack.
Earlier, the PM House said in a press statement that several individuals belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad have been apprehended.
“The offices of the organization are also being traced and sealed,” it added.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif constituted a committee/team to probe allegations regarding alleged involvement of certain individuals in Pathankot incident in India.
Rai Tahir, Additional Inspector General Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab would be the convenor of the committee, while its other members include Salahuddin Khan Additional IG CTD, KPK, Azeem Arshad Director IB Lahore, Dr Usman Anwar Director FIA Lahore, Brigadier Noman Saeed ISI and Lt Col Irfan Mirza, MI, said a press release.
The move came hours after a top-level meeting attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, army chief General Raheel Sharif and others discussed the Pathankot attack and subsequent investigations.