Pakistan reaction to Indian statements on the issue was enunciated by Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while briefing newsmen about Yadav's trial leading to award of death penalty on espionage and subversion charges.Pakistan has asked India to behave responsibly over the issue of Kulbhushan Yadav and refrain from issuing statements that could aggravate people to people hostility.There is need to arrest growing crisis in Pakistan-India relations before it becomes serious.All political parties of Pakistan are unanimous that award of death penalty after due process and overwhelming evidence against a foreign spy who carried out subversive activities and promoted terrorism is correct decision. Yadav was tried under the law of the land in a fairly transparent manner and awarded punishment on the basis of credible and specific evidence of his involvement in financing terrorism and carrying out subversive activities in Pakistan.

Host : Dr.Shafiq-ur -Rehman

Analysts on Telephone :

Dr. A.Z. Hilali (Expert on World Affairs ):

It is not the first time that Indian government is trying to put pressure on Pakistan. Yadav confessed before a magistrate and court that he was tasked by Indian spy agency Research and Analysis wing to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities seeking to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan through impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for the restoration of peace in Pakistan. Indian government should have to answer about state terrorism in Kashmir, violation of minority rights in India and illegal hanging of Afzal guru.

Fauzia Nasreen (Former Ambassador):

The Indo-Pak tension will definitely increase until and unless both the countries sit to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. Earlier, Indian government was not ready to own Kulbhushan Yadav and now when he has been awarded punishment, the Indian government has started shouting. If India claims that Yadav is not a RAW agent then why he was using fake identity impersonating as a Muslim. Pakistan must expose real Indian face in front of the world and international community must also take notice of Indian acts.

Dr. Farooq Hasnat (IR Expert):

It was a plan of Indian government to depute its naval officer as RAW agent in Balochistan to sabotage development projects initiated in Gawadar in order to destabilize the economy of Pakistan. Indian PM Modi himself is an extremist who admitted that India was involved in 1971 conspiracy against Pakistan. Kilbhushan Yadav was to promote terrorism in Pakistan and the world is also of the opinion to take all measurements to eliminate terrorism. If it is so then the world should express reservation if Pakistan has awarded death sentence to a man who has been proved to be involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Dr.Rasheed Ahmad Khan (IR Expert )

The current Indian reaction against Pakistan is as expected. Kulbhushan Yadav is awarded death sentence for his evil designs in our country and is according to law and justice. Transparency was being ensured during the trial of Yadav under Pakistani law . Now India should have to behave responsibly over this issue and avoid passing aggressive statements. Indian government is responsible for regional instability as it always adopted a negative and inflexible attitude towards Pakistan.

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