Pakistan claims it got proposal to swap Kulbhushan Jadhav with Peshawar Attack
By Fnf Desk | PUBLISHED: 28, Sep 2017, 10:58 am IST | UPDATED: 28, Sep 2017, 12:25 pm IST
New York: Pakistan received a proposal to swap Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist who carried out the horrific 2014 Peshawar school attack and is now jailed in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif has claimed. Asif, however, did not specify the name of the terrorist and the National Security Advisor who had made the proposal. "The terrorist who killed children in APS (Army Public School) in Peshawar is in Afghan custody. The National Securit ..
jadhav, a 46-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was in April sentenced to death by Pakistan's Field General Court Martial on charges of his alleged "involvement in espionage and sabotage activities" against Pakistan.
Asif said there was no military solution to Afghanistan. He said Pakistan had in the past done all it could to facilitate a political settlement.
"We have also done all that we could to make sure that Pakistani soil is not used against any country," he claimed. ..
In a hearing of the case on May 18, a 10-member bench of the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav.
Pakistan has said that the Indian national would not be executed until he has exhausted his mercy appeals.
The Pakistan Taliban had claimed responsibility for the gruesome Peshawar school attack in 2014 in which nearly 150 people, mostly school children, were killed.