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No compromise on Kulbhushan issue: Corps Commanders




  • COAS was briefed about progress in the Indian spy's case;
  • He admitted he works for India's premier spy agency RAW
  • National security environment and developments in region 
  • also reviewed; Role of security institutions in census lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Corps Commanders' Conference maintained on Thursday that no compromise will be made on the death sentence awarded to Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The 201st conference held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) was presided over by Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, who was briefed about progress in the Indian spy's case.
Yadav - who was caught in Balochistan last year and later confessed to fomenting terrorism in Pakistan - was awarded the death penalty on April 10 in an unprecedented decision that sparked a diplomatic spat between the two hostile neighbours.
He was arrested on March 3 last year during a counter-intelligence operation in the Mashkel area of Balochistan. A few weeks later, the army released his recorded confessional statement in which he admitted he had been working for India's premier spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), to stoke unrest and 0instability in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan and Karachi.
The high-level huddle decided that the country's leadership will make no compromise on the anti-state acts committed by the Indian spy.
Further, the forum also reviewed the national security environment and recent developments in the region. The military leaders discussed the progress of operation Raddul Fasaad and provision of support to ongoing national housing and population census.
Gen Bajwa lauded the efforts of intelligence agencies and other law enforcers towards the successful execution of counter-terrorism operations across the country.
According to the ISPR, a Corps Commanders conference was held to discuss matters pertaining to national security and regional circumstances. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the meeting.
During the meeting, Kulbhushan Yadav's death sentence issue also came under discussion.
It was decided in the conference that no compromise or understanding would be reached when it comes to anti-state measures. 
Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa praised the role of security institutions in the recent population census that was undertaken in Pakistan.
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and process of ongoing National Housing and Population census also came under discussion.
The Army Chief appreciated formations, intelligence agencies and Law Enforcement Agencies for successful execution of operations.

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