Pak ‘Not To Come Under Pressure’ Over Jadhav’s Death Sentence


Islamabad: Following the backlash from India over Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa have agreed not to come under pressure from the Asian neighbour.

During a meeting, the Army Chief took the Prime Minister into confidence regarding Jadhav, who was handed a death sentence by a Pakistan military court for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan, reports Pakistan’s Samaa TV.

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On Tuesday, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj warned Islamabad that it risked damaging bilateral ties with New Delhi if it went ahead with the execution of Jadhav.

Jadhav was arrested in March on 2016 in the restive Balochistan province and accused of being a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent, who was fuelling the Baloch separatist movement and attempting to sabotage the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
India has, however, so far categorically denied such charges.

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