Death sentence should serve as warning: Pak defence minister

10 Apr 2017

Pakistan's defence minister Khawaja Asif today said the death sentence handed out to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for "spying" should serve as a warning to those "plotting" against the country.

"Those plotting against Pakistan will not be spared," Asif said after the Pakistani military announced that an army court has sentenced Jadhav to death after finding him guilty of "espionage and sabotage activities" and the army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has approved his execution. Jadhav's sentencing by a Pakistani military court was according to the law, Asif told Geo TV.

Bajwa said the death sentence handed out to Jadhav should serve as a "warning to those plotting" against Pakistan". Asif said that Pakistan would use all constitutional force available against those acting against the sovereignty of the country. "Soldiers and civilians of Pakistan have given sacrifices for this country and their sacrifices demand us to give a befitting reply to terrorists and those who aid and facilitate them," he said. (PTI)