Pakistan briefs Arab and ASEAN envoys on arrest of Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan on Friday said it has briefed envoys of the Arab and ASEAN countries over Indo-Pak ties and the arrest of an alleged Indian ‘spy’.

The Pakistan Foreign Office issued a statement saying that the envoys of Arab countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states based in Islamabad were briefed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the arrest of “RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) Officer” Kulbhushan Yadav.

It said the envoys were briefed about Yadav’s alleged “confession about Indian sponsored subversive activities and terrorist financing to destabilise Pakistan”.

“It was emphasised in the briefing that in order to achieve regional peace and stability, it was imperative that India immediately stops its interference in Pakistan and resolves all contentious issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, through the process of sustained dialogue,” the statement said.

The briefing comes days after Yadav was reportedly charged with terrorism and sabotage in an FIR filed against him by the provincial Balochistan government.

The Pakistan Army had also released a “confessional video” of Yadav, who said he was a serving Indian Navy officer.

India has acknowledged Yadav is a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied allegations that he was in any way connected to the government.


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