The visit by the Joint Investigation Team to India to probe the Pathankot attack was considered a welcome move.
The NIA and the JIT discussed various aspects regarding the probe and the former even issued a statement stating that the visit by the latter was a satisfactory one.
However, going by the statements in the Pakistan media, it becomes clear that the JIT was not convinced with the evidence shared by India.
In fact, one media outlet while quoting sources even said it was India which had staged the attack. Another media outlet even indicated that the NIA may not be allowed to visit Pakistan, leave alone question Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar.
Pakistan will be Pakistan:
Pakistan has not once in the history of its existence taken any call from India to wipe out terror seriously.
The bankrupt country controlled by a bunch of army and ISI personnel have relied on Jihadi elements such as Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Maulana Masood Azhar to wage their proxy wars on India.
Terrorism is an industry in Pakistan and the more trouble they cause, the more instability there is in the region. The more instability there is, the more funds they get from the Western nations. In all this, it is India that is affected the most.
Although there is no official statement by any member of the JIT regarding the Pathankot probe, the positioning by Pakistan through its media suggests that they are not convinced with what India has told them.
A visit by the NIA to Pakistan should not have been a problem. Although one does tend to agree that seeking access to Azhar was a bit of an adventurous move considering he is the blue eyed boy of Pakistan.
No Indo-Pak bonhomie, it is Pak-Azhar bonhomie:
Azhar had infiltrated into India as a journalist before he was arrested in the late 1990s. He was under arrest and his brother Azhghar Rauf plotted to have him released.
The ISI helped him with this plan and staged the Khandahar hijack. Every Indian officer who was part of this operation to secure the hostages informed that the hijackers were taking instructions from the ISI and not the terrorists.
Right from where the plan would land and what the demands would be were dictated by the ISI. Once they had Azhar with them, they floated the Jaish-e-Mohammad with an intention of battling in Kashmir.
The announcement of the Jaish-e-Mohammad came in the form of the Parliament attack. However, the Jaish spun out of control when they planned on assassinating Pervez Musharaff.
While Pakistan managed to get one of the attackers, they ensured that Masood Azhar, the man who ordered the hit was not touched.
Following this came the Pathankot attack which was clearly staged to renew their war cry in Kashmir. None of these incidents could have taken place without the blessings of the establishment in Pakistan.