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Investigation team to probe PNS Mehran attack

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani talking to media persons at PNS Mehran after attending a high level briefing about the terrorist’s attack on the Naval Base. - File Photo

KARACHI: An investigation team headed by a Rear Admiral of the Pakistan Navy began formal investigation into the PNS Mehran attack on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

According to Interior Ministry officials the investigation team includes officers from Pakistan Air Force, FIA, Rangers and Naval Intelligence along with Pakistan Navy officers.

A senior officer of the Interior Ministry’s Crisis Management Cell has said that the PNS Mehran attack has caused Pakistan a loss of 6.47 billion Rupees.

The team will review the incident, collect evidence and record statements of on-duty officers present on the field.

The official also said that due to security reasons the name of the head of the committee is being withheld.

Separately, PPP member Abdul Qadir Patel chaired a National Assembly’s Standing Committee meeting on the PNS Mehran incident, calling the attack a security failure.

The committee said that the intelligence agencies had failed. Expressing concern over the incident the committee called upon the heads of intelligence agencies.

According to the committee the government does not have a policy in place to end terrorism.


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