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No leniency for those involved in subversive activities: defence minister

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said no leniency will be given to those involved in subversive activities in Pakistan, ARY News reported.

“The Indian government is involved in state terrorism against Pakistan. Hence, we do not have cordial and ideal relations with India,” he said in a statement following the death sentence announced by Field General Court Martial (FGCM) to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA).

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He said the capital punishment announced by the military court was a warning for enemies of Pakistan. He also said the punish was in accordance with the law of Pakistan.

Jadhav, who was arrested in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage activities, has been handed down death sentence by the military court, confirmed the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The Indian naval officer had confessed to committing and planning subversive activities inside Pakistan. He was arrested in Balochistan last year.

On the other hand, New Delhi warned Islamabad on Monday that any move to execute an Indian convicted by a Pakistani court-martial of spying would be “premeditated murder”.




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