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Arab envoys briefed on arrest of ‘spy’

A passport (No. L9630722), purportedly belonging to Kulbhushan Jadhav, showed his assumed name as ‘Hussein Mubarak Patel’.

A passport (No. L9630722), purportedly belonging to Kulbhushan Jadhav, showed his assumed name as ‘Hussein Mubarak Patel’.

Pakistan on Friday said it had briefed envoys of the Arab and ASEAN countries on the arrest of an alleged Indian ‘spy.’

The Pakistan Foreign Office issued a statement saying that the envoys, based in Islamabad, were briefed on the arrest of “RAW [Research and Analysis Wing] Officer” Kulbhushan Jadhav and his alleged “confession about India-sponsored subversive activities and terror financing to destabilise Pakistan.”

“It was emphasised that to achieve regional peace and stability, it was imperative that India immediately stops its interference in Pakistan and resolves all contentious issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, through sustained dialogue,” the statement said.

The briefing comes days after Jadhav was reportedly charged with terrorism and sabotage in an FIR filed by the provincial Balochistan government.

The Pakistan Army had also released a “confessional video” of Jadhav, who said he was a serving Indian Navy officer.

India acknowledged that he was a retired Navy officer, but denied that he was in any way connected to the government.


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