Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday briefed the Senate that the government was not considering any option to extradite Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, and said an FIR had been registered against the alleged Indian spy.
While speaking during the Question Hour in Senate, Aziz explained that "it has never been said that there was any lack of evidence against Jadhav".
Senator Talha Mehmood had asked the adviser whether the government was planning to give the same 'red carpet' treatment to Jadhav, which they gave to CIA contractor Raymond Davis.
“We have prepared an FIR and a case in the process of registration to prosecute the Indian state actor for involvement in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan,” he told the House in response to the query.
The adviser said Pakistan has shared a dossier with the UN Secretary General on the Indian involvement in internal affairs of Pakistan and in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.
“This dossier includes details about Kulbhushan Jadhav and his activities.”
He said the government is also examining the possibilities for sharing the dossier with other countries and international organisations.
He explained that dossier was not the only route to deal with the issue, and the actual route is prosecution, for which a case is being prepared.
The adviser also said the dossier has been prepared based on thorough groundwork and input from various state departments.
“This is a very delicate and sensitive issue and requires detailed preparation and homework as it relates to the direct or indirect involvement of an Indian state actor in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.”
He said Pakistan's viewpoint on the issue was accepted internationally, and the government had also sent a list of questions to the Indian government on this matter.
Aitzaz Ahsan challenges PM to mention Jadhav’s name in a speech
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan said, "I had announced that if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif mentions the name of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in his speech, I will donate Rs50,000 to the Pakistan Association of the Blind.”
“Has the premier spoken about Kulbhushan Jadhav?" Ahsan asked Aziz.
“When the time is appropriate, the PM will speak about Kulbhushan Yadav,” the PM’s adviser replied.
The senator also expressed his disappointment at the absence of ministers from the Senate session.
"During the previous sessions, the ministers were going to the Supreme Court for the Panamagate hearings. Now there are no hearings, they should have been here," Aitzaz Ahsan said.
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