Kulbushan Jhadav has been tried according to the law of the land, in a fully transparent manner while preserving his rights as per constitution of Pakistan.
Addressing media persons in Islamabad advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Jhadav was responsible for espionage, sabotage and terrorism in Pakistan.
Sartaj Aziz said Kulbhushan was tried by field general court martial under section 59 of Pakistan army act 1952 and section 3 of official secret act of 1923.
Jhadav was provided with a legal counsel in accordance with provisions of our law. Mr. Jhadav confessed before a magistrate and the court that he was tasked by the Indian intelligence agency, raw, to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan. Kulbushan was involved in both espionage and terrorist/sabotage activities resulting in the loss of many lives and damage to property.
The advisor on Foreign Affairs condemned the baseless allegations from India, especially in the light of the fact that it was non-cooperation and lack of Indian response to Pakistan’s request for legal assistance, due to which consular access has not been provided to Jhadav.
Sartaj Aziz mentioned that India has not allowed consular access to many Pakistani prisoners for many years despite repeated requests.
In the end he emphasized that the whole nation is solidly united against any threat to Pakistan’s security.