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Pak Govt. not planning to extradite Kulbhushan Jadhav: Sartaz Aziz

Pak Govt. not planning to extradite Kulbhushan Jadhav: Sartaz Aziz
Adviser to Pakistan's Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Islamabad, Pakistan July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz informed the Senate on Friday that the government is not planning to extradite the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Addressing the Senate during the Question Hour, Aziz clarified that it had never been said that there was a lack of evidence against Jadhav.

He said an FIR had been registered against Jadhav and the process has been started to prosecute the alleged Indian spy for involvement in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Aziz’s remarks came in response to Senator Talha Mehmood’s question about whether the government was planning to give the same ‘red carpet’ treatment to Jadhav which they gave to CIA contractor Raymond Davis.

Aziz said Pakistan has shared a dossier in this reference with the UN Secretary General’s office and is considering sharing the dossier with other countries and international organisations.

Jadhav was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran, and has been accused by Pakistan of planning subversive activities in the country.

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

India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied the allegation that he was in any way connected to the government. (ANI)