13 April, Islamabad
The Pakistani military made it clear on Thursday that it will not “compromise” on the death sentence awarded to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
A meeting of Corps Commanders at Rawalpindi decided that “no compromise will be made on the death sentence”, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Army chief General Qamar Bajwa, who was briefed about the progress on Jadhav’s case, presided over the meeting, the ISPR said.
A Pakistani military court on April 10 awarded the capital punishment to Jadhav, who Islamabad says was an Indian intelligence agent and was caught in Balochistan in March last year.
Jadhav was charged with espionage and waging war against Pakistan.
India has said Jadhav, whose family lives in Mumbai, was abducted from Iran where he was engaged in business and warned that if he was hanged, it would amount to premeditated murder.
Gen Bajwa also lauded the efforts of intelligence agencies and other law enforcers towards the successful execution of counter-terrorism operations across Pakistan, the ISPR said.