ISLAMABAD: India has requested Pakistan for a copy of the Court judgment sentencing two Indian nationals to death for espionage and facilities for an official of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to interview the condemned. According to Indian Press reports, the request was made on July 1 during the interview between the Indian Foreign Secretary Mr Kewai Singh and the Pakistan High Commissioner Mr Sajjad Hyder, at the former’s request.

The Indians — Madanial and Krishna — were apprehended in Sialkot area after the 1965 war and charged under the Enemy Agents Ordinance for spying.

A statement issued by the Foreign Office here today [July 9] said that while promising to transmit the Indian request to his Government the High Commissioner pointed out that the facilities sought by India were denied to Pakistan in the past. He said in a similar case involving a Pakistani national, Pakistan’s 13 Notes since January this year to the Government of India and its High Commission in Islamabad and many more verbal demarches and informal telephonic approaches to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs went entirely unheeded. — Agency

Published in Dawn, July 10th, 2020

Opinion

What is terrorism?
Updated 07 Mar 2021

What is terrorism?

The term ‘terrorism’ is still defined in a vague and contradictory manner.

Editorial

After the vote
Updated 07 Mar 2021

After the vote

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan may have received the vote of confidence but it does not resolve the major issues that the...
07 Mar 2021

Wasted food

THE number is mind-boggling. According to the UN Environment Programme’s Food Waste Index, over 900 million tonnes...
07 Mar 2021

Covid-19 spike

FEARS about a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country turned real this week as coronavirus infections,...
Vote of confidence
Updated 06 Mar 2021

Vote of confidence

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan’s decision to take a vote of confidence from parliament today is a bizarre move.
06 Mar 2021

PSL disaster

RAPID escalation in the number of coronavirus cases has led to the postponement of the Pakistan Super League’s...
06 Mar 2021

India ranking

WHILE India has often tooted its own horn as the ‘world’s largest democracy’ — being supported in this...