COAS orders death sentence for retired brigadier for espionage

COAS orders death sentence for retired brigadier for espionage

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Pakistan’s military sentenced one army officer to death and another to 14 years “rigorous imprisonment” for spying and disclosing sensitive information to foreign spy agencies. 

In a press release by ISPR, list of names of the three individuals and the punishment accorded to them were mentioned:

  1. Retired Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal — 14 years rigorous imprisonment
  2. Retired Brigadier Raja Rizwan —  death sentence
  3. Doctor Wasim Akram (Employed at Sensitive Organisation) — death sentence

Video statement of Major General Asif Ghafoor was released by the ISPR as well, confirming the arrest of the two officers and their court-marital.

“Reports started circulating in the media that two senior army officers were under arrest. Yes they are. There are two officers who are under military custody on the charges of espionage,” the ISPR director general says in the video.

“The army chief has ordered a field general court martial which is under process.” he added.

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