Big blow to Kangaroo Courts of Pakistan

An ex-ISI official has admitted that Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured in Iran, puncturing Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav on its own soil.
An ex-ISI official and a retired Lieutenant General Amjad Shoaib – has admitted that the ex-Indian Navy officer was captured in Iran and sold by Taliban to ISI. It now remains to be seen if India chooses to quote Shoaib at the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) next hearing. In a breather for India, the ICJ had on May 18 stayed the execution of 46-year-old Jadhav, who was sentenced to death last month by a Pakistan military court that convicted him of alleged spying and subversive activities.

 Kulbhushan Jadhav has been in Pakistan’s custody for more than a year. Pakistan claims its security forces arrested the Indian national from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, latest revealation by ex ISI operative has vindicated India’ s stand



RAWALPINDI: COAS Qamar Jawed Bajwa confirmed death sentences of 30 terrorists, including the those involved in APS attack , the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.The COAS signed the execution orders (black warrants) of the terrorists on 20 April.

        The death sentences were given to the terrorists in military courts, and the trial process was expedited during ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. The terrorists carried out terrorist attacks, murder of civilians, and were also involved in APS school attack, which killed 144 students and staff members.

        Some of the terrorists had involvement in attacks which resulted in the death of FC personnel, adding that they also had a part in Saidu Sharif airport attack.

     However, the military courts due to vested reasons did not press on the execution of the convicts. Out of 161 militants sentenced  to death, only 12 convicts have been executed so far.

    Several verdicts of the military courts have been challenged in superior courts also, leading to a total chaos in the judicial system of Pakistan. 

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On Monday, April 10, Pakistan Army, in a press release informed that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the so called ‘R&AW’ agent, had been sentenced to death, by a military court called Field General Court Martial. Pakistan Army Chief confirmed the death sentence after Kulbhushan supposedly confessed that he has been tasked by Research and Analysis Wing, to plan, coordinate and organise espionage and sabotage activities in Pakistan. Some question have arisen:-

          Does Pakistan Field Army Court Martial have the jurisdiction to try a foreign national?

          Why couldn’t he be tried in a civil court?

         If Kulbhusan was indeed an agent running terrorist ni286260064332959318etwork, then where are his accomplices or other evidence? Not even a needle has been found in his possession.

Pakistan’s Field Army Courts are indeed behaving like kangaroo Courts of a Banana Republic.

As per Express Tribune Pak military Courts have tried 3400 Anti Nationals so far.


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