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Kulbhushan Jadhav issue: No compromise, says Pakistan

Alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav during a press conference in Islamabad in this March 29, 2016 photo.

Alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav during a press conference in Islamabad in this March 29, 2016 photo.

Pakistan’s military on Thursday said there would not be any compromise on the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for espionage and sabotage.

The top commanders of the military met on Thursday at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. They were briefed about Mr. Jadhav and it was concluded that “no compromise shall be made on such anti-state acts”, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing.

The statement comes amid intense speculation in Islamabad about a possible swap of Mr. Jadhav with a retired Pakistani Colonel who disappeared on the Nepal-India border. Lt. Col. (Retd) Habib Zahir’s family believed that he might have been trapped by the Indian intelligence agencies.

Earlier, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya said the Jadhav episode was “an irrefutable proof of the Indian state’s involvement in terrorism, subversion and terror financing in Pakistan”. At a news briefing, he said Mr. Jadhav had made repeated confessions.


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