Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: As India talks tough, Sharif says Pakistan can’t be oblivious to threats

PTI
सोमवार, 17 एप्रिल 2017

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his country was peace loving but wasn’t oblivious to defending its sovereignty and protecting independence as tensions with India mounted over a death sentence to former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his country was peace loving but wasn’t oblivious to defending its sovereignty and protecting independence as tensions with India mounted over a death sentence to former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Sharif’s comments came on a day foreign minister Sushma Swaraj warned Pakistan that bilateral ties would be hurt if Jadhav – who was found guilty by a Pakistani army court of spying, espionage and waging war against the state – was hanged.

“We want a peaceful neighbourhood…shared prosperity rather than mutual suspicion…at the same time, despite our earnest desire for peaceful co-existence, we cannot remain oblivious to defending our sovereignty and protecting our independence,” Sharif told cadets at an air force academy, according to Geo TV.

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