However the name of Maulana Masood Azhar was not mentioned. Following the filing of the FIR, Pakistan officials have been in touch with then National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and have told him that Azhar has been questioned and as and when evidence crops up, his name would be included.
Doval was also told that a team of Pakistan investigators would visit India in March. They would visit Pathankot and also meet with officials of the National Investigation Agency. This would be an important exercise as it would help agencies of both countries to gather information.
Pakistan has filed a case of murder, attempt to murder. punishment for acts of terror and abetment. The NSA was informed that the probe is being carried out in the right direction. The NSA was assured that around 20 persons have been detained in Pakistan for questioning.
Further several officers of the Jaish-e-Mohammad have been sealed and Maulana Masood Azhar also has been questioned.
Pakistan has made it clear to India that it is not shielding anyone. The country however added that when evidence crops up, they will include the name of Azhar in the case.
Pakistan has been probing the case base on the information that India has shared. They are still verifying the numbers India has shared to find out if it belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives.
Pakistan's investigation team led by Rai Tahir, Inspector General of Police and five other officers will visit India in March.