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27 May 2017 Last updated 3 minutes ago

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Prime Minister discuss Dawn Leaks

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House on Wednesday and discussed issues including Dawn Leaks, Kulbhushan Jadhav and Pak-Afghan relations.

The meeting between the Army Chief and the PM is the second one within a week and is significant in light of the prevailing civil-military relations in the country.

Sources revealed that in the meeting, which is said to have lasted around an hour and a half, the controversy surrounding the Dawn Leaks’ notification and Kulbhushan Jadhav came under discussion, among other issues.

COAS Gen Bajwa was accompanied by DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, while Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was also present at the meeting. According to sources, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar also joined in during the last half hour of the meeting.

Sources added that the PM was briefed on the latest developments regarding RAW agent Jadhav as well as issues related to the border situation with Afghanistan.

Earlier today, speaking on the sidelines of a seminar in Islamabad, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the Foreign Office will issue a statement on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the next few days.

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“We are analysing the Indian petition and the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) authority [on the case],” Aziz said.

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According to a press release issued on Tuesday from The Hague-based ICJ, India requested the United Nations' judicial organ to provide relief "by way of immediate suspension of the sentence of death awarded to the accused."