Pak takes tough stand on Indian Navy officer Jadhav
स्रोत: News Bharati English      तारीख: 03-Mar-2017

New Delhi, March 3: Pakistan has decided not to extradite Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Pakistani government has booked him for spying and a FIR has been registered against the ‘alleged spy’.

Giving this information in the Senate on Friday Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs said that the Pakistani government was not weighing the option to extradite ‘Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’ adding that a FIR was lodged against him.

According to a report published in Dawn newspaper, Aziz gave this information while speaking during the question hour in the Senate stating that Pakistan has never said that there was any lack of evidence against Jadhav.

He was responding to a query from Senator Talha Mehmood who wanted to know whether the Pakistani authorities were planning to give the same ‘red carpet’ treatment to Jadhav, which was given to CIA contractor Raymond Davis.

“We have prepared a FIR and a case in the process of registration to prosecute the Indian state actor for involvement in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan,” Aziz told the House in response to the query.

Kulbhushan Jadhav

The adviser said Pakistan has shared a dossier with the UN Secretary-General on the Indian involvement in internal affairs and in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.

“This dossier includes details about Kulbhushan Jadhav and his activities”, he added.

He said the government was also examining the possibilities for sharing the dossier with other countries and international organisations.

He explained that dossier was not the only route to deal with the issue, and the actual route is the prosecution, for which a case is being prepared.

The adviser also said the dossier has been prepared based on thorough groundwork and input from various state departments.

“This is a very delicate and sensitive issue and requires detailed preparation and homework as it relates to the direct or indirect involvement of an Indian state actor in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.”

He said Pakistan’s viewpoint on the issue was accepted internationally, and the government had also sent a list of questions to the Indian government on this matter.