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Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday informed the Senate that evidence was being collected regarding the role of Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav in Pakistan.

Aziz was briefing the Senate about Pak-India relations and skirmishes along the Line of Control (LoC).

“So far, we have just statements about the involvement of the Indian spy in terror activities in Pakistan,” said Aziz.

The adviser added that further evidence needs to be gathered.

Aziz also told the Senate that the United Nations has been provided a dossier regarding the involvement of Indian intelligence agency RAW in Pakistan. He added that the Senate will be informed soon about progress.

Jhadav's arrest and confessions

Law enforcement agencies had announced the arrest of Jadhav during an intelligence-based raid in Balochistan's Chaman last month.

The Indian Foreign Ministry had confirmed that the arrested man was a former Indian Navy officer, but the Pakistani government claimed to have recovered travel documents and multiple fake identities of Jadhav, establishing him as an Indian spy who entered into Balochistan through Iran — holding a valid Iranian visa.

In a video shown to media during a joint press conference by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) head Lt Gen Asim Bajwa and Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid on March 31 Kulbushan Jadhav confessed to involvement in terror activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

After Jadhav's arrest, Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge a strong protest over 'India's spying activities' in Pakistan, besides apprising the international community about the arrest.

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SJ Dec 07, 2016 06:44pm

Okay...Lets see

Neighbor Dec 07, 2016 07:48pm

If no evidence was present, why was Dossier presented to UN?

Inzy Dec 07, 2016 07:54pm

why are we even talking without any evidence at hand? The confession video of a captured person has no value (other than entertainment value). If he really committed subversive activities, security and investigation agencies should find strong evidence and make a case against him.

madhu Dec 07, 2016 08:00pm

There is no case and the person should be released immediately

Namo Dec 07, 2016 08:15pm

It has been a long time since you allegedly captured him and as yet you have not provided any evidence and in clear violation of international law you have failed to provide him consular access as well.

Aftab Dec 07, 2016 08:23pm

In short, No evidence so far.

Leo Dec 07, 2016 08:37pm

This is what we all love about Dawn. Honest reporting. Please keep it up!

cyber Bhai Dec 07, 2016 09:13pm

Dawn again came out with truth. Pakistani leaders once again emotionally fooled their citizens.

KJ Dec 07, 2016 09:18pm

This is why relations between India and Pakistan does not improve. Sometimes the two countries concentrate too much on petty things, and annoy each other out of pure stubbornness by not budging from their silly stance.

A. Mangal Dec 07, 2016 09:22pm

@Namo. What was he doing with out Visa in Baluchistan? Answer? And Stuff your international law into yourself!

Aslum Shaikh Dec 07, 2016 09:27pm

Indians have been saying this even before Mr Aziz

Awokenwahala Dec 07, 2016 09:28pm

@Namo what is this international law/ is there some law which states you cant investigate a person for years?

Janta Dec 07, 2016 09:31pm

If evidence are still being collected then what was provided to UN and UN Security Council members.

Vijay Dec 07, 2016 09:37pm

Must appreciate Dawn for the impartial and fearless reporting. .. Congratulations Dawn.

AJ Dec 07, 2016 09:38pm

What??? Really, we are going to collect evidence now?

GHiya Dec 07, 2016 09:40pm

For all Indians here, There is a rule of law in Pakistan. This Indian spy will see his day in the court after evidence is presented. Till then he will be under house arrest.

hitman Dec 07, 2016 09:43pm

@Neighbor gud reply bro

ABBY Dec 07, 2016 09:44pm

Much appreciated. In a short time am a fan of The Dawn because of the unbiased reporting. Both Indians and Pakistani common man are against war games and tactics. Both nations should focus on growth instead.

Imran iqbal Dec 07, 2016 10:00pm

What kind of rubbish is this? Evidence is being collected, jus statements made. Then what on earth was presented to UN in the dossier? Just statements? And the government was making big claims on diplomatic pressure on India. This very man alleged terrorism charges against India earlier and now he seems to be lost. Was he speaking truth then or now?

Mohan Dec 07, 2016 10:11pm

Truth prevails

JUSTICE Dec 07, 2016 10:11pm

Such a incompetent government, what Sirtaj Aziz was doing all this time since Indian spy was arrested, he already confest.

Bihari Dec 07, 2016 10:59pm

Caught red handed

Arun Dec 07, 2016 11:15pm

@Leo I agree with you. Dawn is impartial.

Sonny afridi Dec 07, 2016 11:31pm

@Inzy given the sensitivity, intelligence can't devulge info about the case. No state would, when it comes to spies

SNB Dec 08, 2016 12:08am

Too much noise, too little substance!!!

Raja Farhat Abbas Dec 08, 2016 12:31am

This is a Spy and he will be exposed as such, Pakistan does not need your approval.

Tamil Guru Dec 08, 2016 12:35am

There is a very big difference between a Foreign Minister and an Advisor. A country will have only one FM but may have hundreds of advisors. So this issue won't go far just because it is coming from an advisor and not a Foreign Minister.

Sameer Dec 08, 2016 12:47am

And they will keep collecting evidence with any result...such are to fruits pf kleptocracy.

Jigar USA Dec 08, 2016 01:17am

@madhu Totally agree with you.

Muhmad Dec 08, 2016 01:20am

No evidence even after 6 months? that's quite strange..

Shri Dec 08, 2016 01:32am

After having Mr Jadhav in custody for several months, you are still collecting evidence? Why so much noise being made without evidence than?

venkob Dec 08, 2016 01:34am

great news. so, everything that is said until . now is false Not sure why these people never ashamed of making fun of themselves and Pakistan

SAm Dec 08, 2016 03:07am

wow!! what did the dossier contains then.... blank pages ??

S.R.. Dec 08, 2016 04:39am

Release him.

Akil Akhtar Dec 08, 2016 04:59am

UN (which is US basically) won't do anything. They are supporting it through Afghanistan....

BrAR Dec 08, 2016 06:13am

Man in jail without any evidence ?

Citizen Dec 08, 2016 06:54am

Can anybody take this Government seriously? Even after 9 months they are not sure and looking for evidences...

LAHORI KID Dec 08, 2016 08:05am

I thought the government already had credible proof months ago, now they are collecting it? Make up your mind, the conformation of the alleged spy has already been addressed months ago, March 2016 to be exact, so what exactly are you collecting now? Why does our leaders always turn everything into a joke? No wonder no one takes us serious. That's why it is best to allow one person to address the policy and facts, everyday we have an official speaking his mind and opinion.

PM Dec 08, 2016 10:35am

@A. Mangal : Who said he didnt have Visa? Read the article carefully. He did have a valid Iranian Visa.

Kaushal Dec 09, 2016 11:43am

@Aslum Shaikh I think you're intelligent

Livelong Learning Dec 10, 2016 07:47am

@Neighbor To increase trust about Pakistan in the international community.