Pakistan is firmed on its decision on death sentence of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav
Pakistan This Week
Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav has been awarded death sentence for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan. Director General of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said the spy was tried through field general court martial under Pakistan Army Act 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923.He said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence. FGCM found Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadav guilty of all the charges. He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan in Balochistan and Karachi. The accused was provided with defending officer as per legal provisions. Kulbhushan alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3 last year in a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan. On the basis of confessional statement of Kulbhushan, Pakistan had also submitted dossiers with the United Nations over the Indian involvement in sabotage activities in the country.
Host: Daniyal Ahmad
Co-hosts: Zahra Sikandar & Maha Khan Jadoon
Analyst Live on Phone:
Dr Talat Wizarat (I.R Expert)
There is no doubt what so ever that Kulbhushan was a high profile Indian spy who has been involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan. I appreciate the Pakistan’s decision for awarding him death sentence. Indian government is frustrated over this issue and is issuing threatening statements in order to pressurize Pakistan to revert its decision. It is going to take some time to normalize the ongoing Indo-Pak tension over Yadav’s matter. The apprehension of Kulbhushan Yadav is evidence that India is supporting terrorism in Pakistan. India also awarded death sentences to Ajmal Qasab and Afzal Guru on almost the same offences. Pakistan should firmed on its decision despite of the international pressure mounted on it to revert the decision.
Topic 02: Pakistan will show no leniency with terrorists and those working against country’s integrity: Asif
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in Senate says Kulbhushan has admitted of destabilizing Pakistan under directions from Indian government. India is attempting to destabilize Pakistan and Jadhav’s admission of guilt is on record.There was nothing in the (legal) proceedings that was against the law.The trial went on for three months.The accused had been provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions.Pakistan will not grant any concessions to elements working against the security and the stability of the country whether they're operating from inside Pakistan or from outside it.
INFLAMMATORY STATEMENTS FROM INDIA AND RHETORIC ABOUT “PRE-MEDITATED MURDER” AND “UNREST IN BALOCHISTAN”, WILL ONLY RESULT IN ESCALATION, SERVING NO USEFUL PURPOSE”: SARTAJ AZIZ
Topic 03: India stands exposed on the issue of terror financing and subversive activities in Pakistan: FO
Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya has said that India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in Pakistan.India has been blowing the trumpet on the issue of terrorism since long but the fact is that the country's intelligence agency itself is involved in terrorism.Kulbushan Yadav sentenced by Pakistan was an agent of RAW and serving officer of Indian Navy.The agent has been awarded death sentence after due judicial process.The United Nations and the US have expressed their desire to play a role for resolution of all disputes between the two countries including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav has been awarded death sentence for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.Director General of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said the spy was tried through field general court martial under Pakistan Army Act 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923. He said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence. FGCM found Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadav guilty of all the charges. He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan in Balochistan and Karachi.
Topic 03: Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues in full swing across the country
Security forces have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from Kalaya, Orakzai Agency and Parachinar, Kurram Agency. According to ISPR, the recovered arms and ammunition include rockets, prepared IEDs, explosive, grenades, mortor bombs, different types of weapons and communication equipment. The operations were launched on credible intelligence and TTP Markaz established in underground tunnels in Kalaya, Orakzai Agency destroyed during the offensive. The recovery of such huge cache indicative of planning for major terrorist attack which has been averted.
Topic 04: Perpetrators of lynching of Wali khan university Mardan student will be brought to justice- PM
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken serious notice of the lynching of a student at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. In a statement on the murder of student Mashaal Khan by a mob at the university, he said the state will bring the perpetrators of this incient to the book. The Prime minister said the state will not allow any citizen to take the law into his own hands.
Topic 05: Federal cabinet approves hajj policy 2017
The federal cabinet at its meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday approved Hajj Policy 2017 and lifting of moratorium on new gas connections. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to fully facilitate Hajj pilgrims.Nawaz Sharif also asked the ministry to review the Hajj expenditures and present them before the next cabinet meeting.Prime Minister said the government is committed to provision of housing facility to the poor.He said urbanization is continuing at a rapid pace due to developmental activities in the country.Nawaz Sharif said it is need of the hour to cater to the growing housing demand across the country. The meeting also approved recommendation of Cabinet Committee on Energy regarding lifting of moratorium on gas connections.It also approved execution of gas development schemes during the tenure of the present Government. Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal gave presentation to the meeting on housing sector. He presented various housing models for low and middle income segments on the occasion. The meeting constituted a sub-committee headed by Minister for Housing to work out detailed plan on housing within ten days and present it in next Cabinet meeting.Briefing newsmen after the cabinet meeting, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and Minister of State for CADD Tariq Fazl Chaudhary said the cabinet also approved a policy about daily wagers and contractual employees.