Kulbushan's Execution Should Send out a Clear Message Across, Khawaja Asif

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 10 April 2017 19:14

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said the death sentence of Kulbhushan Yadav should serve as a warning to those engaged in terrorism in Pakistan.

“Those plotting against Pakistan will not be spared,” Asif said while speaking to media.

The defence minister made it clear that Yadav’s sentencing was according to the law. Khawaja Asif added that all constitutional force would be used against those acting against the sovereignty of Pakistan.

“Soldiers and civilians of Pakistan have given sacrifices for this country and their sacrifices demand us to give a befitting reply to terrorists and those who aid and facilitate them.”  

The defence minister further said that Yadav’s confession was a public document and if India raises the issue of his death sentence, Pakistan will give them a reply. “Yadav came from the approval of the Indian government…there is no doubt that India is fueling terrorism in Pakistan.”

According to Asif, the entire world had acknowledged Pakistan’s struggle against terrorism and the country was dealing with this menace from both the eastern and western front.

Pakistan has sentenced an Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav to death for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi, the ISPR said Monday.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentence awarded by the FGCM under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA).

According to an ISPR press release, Kulbhusan Sundir Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage actives in Pakistan. 

Yadav was believed to be an on-duty officer for the Indian Navy and confessed his crimes in a recorded video statement televised by the ISPR last year following his arrest.

 

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