Pakistan got a proposition to swap Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist who completed the terrible 2014 Peshawar school attack and is currently imprisoned in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif has said. Mr. Asif, be that as it may, did not indicate the name of the terrorist and the National Security Advisor who made the proposition.
“The terrorist who killed children in APS [Army Public School] in Peshawar is in Afghan custody. The National Security Adviser [NSA] told me that we can exchange that terrorist with the terrorist you have, which is Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Mr. Asif said at the Asia Society in New York on Wednesday.
Kulbhushan Jadhav Swap for Pakistan Terrorist – Pakistan Foreign Minister
Mr. Asif said Pakistan vision with author and journalist Steve Coll in a discussion regarding the peace and development. Mr. Asif said Pakistan had experienced deplorably strife and invisibility in Afghanistan.
“Unless this cycle is reversed, we would continue to bear the brunt. No country, therefore, has a larger stake in seeing peace and stability return to Afghanistan than Pakistan. Regrettably, the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse,” he said.
Kulbhushan Jadhav is the Navvy officer sentenced by Pakistan in April for “involvement in espionage and sabotage activities” against Pakistan. Earlier ICJ has dismissed the case of Kulbhushan and paused the executing of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Mr. Asif said there was no military answer for Afghanistan. Pakistan had done whatever it could to support a political settlement.
“We have also done all that we could to make sure that the Pakistani soil is not used against any country,” he claimed.
“However, there are obviously clear limits to what we can do. We cannot take responsibility for Afghanistan’s peace and security and be asked to achieve what the combined strength of some of the most powerful and richest countries could not accomplish,” he said.
India has blamed Pakistan for violating the Vienna Convention by more than once denying consular access to Mr. Jadhav. In a becoming aware of the case on May 18, a 10-part bench of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) controlled Pakistan from executing Mr. Jadhav. Pakistan has said the Indian national would not be executed till when he shows depleted his kindness requests. The Pakistan Taliban had claimed responsibility regarding the frightful Peshawar school assault in 2014 in which almost 150 students died in the attack.
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