Pakistan’s Sartaj Aziz says death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav was based on ‘credible’ and ‘specific’ evidence that proves his involvement in spying and terror activities
Islamabad: Pakistan said the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav was based on “credible” and “specific” evidence that prove his involvement in spying and terror activities and asserted that more active diplomacy is needed to arrest the “growing crises” in the Indo-Pak ties.
Pakistan Prime Minister’s advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said that due process of law was followed in the trial of 46-year-old Jadhav. Aziz in a detailed statement read out to the media at the foreign office said that India through its reaction was aggravating the situation.
Rejecting Indian accusation of unfair trail, Aziz said that the first FIR against was lodged on 8 April, 2016 by police’s counter terrorism department (CTD) in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan. He said detailed trail was held and all relevant laws including Evidence Act and recording of statement before a magistrate were followed.
Jadhav was also provided legal assistance. “Kulbushan Jhadav, who is responsible for espionage, sabotage and terrorism in Pakistan, has been tried according to the law of the land, in a fully transparent manner while preserving his rights, as per the Constitution of Pakistan,” he said.