Following India’s mounting pressure over Pakistan over the death sentence served to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa dismissed India’s warnings.
“Pakistan will not take any pressure from India.”
Pak TV channel quoted an official source as saying that the Army chief called on Nawaz Sharif and took him “into confidence regarding … Jadhav”.
A Pakistani military court gave the death sentence to Jadhav on Monday on charges of espionage and waging war against Islamabad.
Indian government has warned that if Jadhav was hanged, it would be considered ‘premeditated murder’ by Pakistan.
Pakistan says Jadhav was arrested in March 2016 in Balochistan. India says he was abducted from Iran. Pakistan has said Jadhav worked for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).