The Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence has drawn sharp reaction from India which warned Pakistan that his execution will be seen as 'pre-meditated' murder
Islamabad: Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, two days after a military tribunal awarded a death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadav on spying charges.
Bajwa and Sharif discussed matters pertaining to professional preparedness of army, the current security and border situation at their meeting held in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported. Bajwa also apprised the prime minister about the progress made in the ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a terror operation launched by the Pakistan Army to eliminate terrorism.
The meeting between Bajwa and Sharif comes two days after the Pakistan’s army chief approved the execution of Jadhav after a military court sentenced him to death for “espionage and sabotage activities", evoking a sharp reaction from India which warned Islamabad to consider the consequences on bilateral ties if he is hanged.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday made a statement in Parliament in the matter, asserting that India will go “out of way" to ensure justice to Jadhav who is an “innocent kidnapped Indian".
Jadhav’s execution will be taken by India as a “pre-meditated murder" and Pakistan should consider its consequences on bilateral relations, if it proceeds on this matter, Swaraj warned. She said the charges against Jadhav, who was doing business in Iran and was kidnapped and taken to Pakistan, are “concocted" and the trial against him was “farcical", leading to an “indefensible verdict".
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