Pakistan has solid evidence in the Kulbhushan case, says foreign minister

August 23, 2018

File photo of the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi: PHOTO: PID

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that Pakistan has solid evidence against India in the Kubushan Yadav case.

Talking to the media in Multan, Qureshi said that the government would try to effectively present Pakistan’s point of view in the Kubushan case in the International Court of Justice. “I hope we will get justice,” he said.

Jadhav, an Indian spy, was captured in Balochistan in March 2016. He confessed before a magistrate that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi.

In April 2017, the field general court martial sentenced Jadhav to death.

South Punjab

Responding to a question regarding the creation of South Punjab province, Qureshi said that the PTI would need the support of other political parties as it lacks the two-third majority in Parliament required to amend the Constitution.

Pak-US relations

Qureshi said that he is expecting a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to the South Asia region in the first week of September. We will listen to their point of view and would try to understand what the US expects from us, he said adding that, “I will also convey our expectations to them.”

The minister said Pakistan and the US have to work together to achieve peace and stability in the region. “Neither Pakistan nor the US can achieve this on their own,” he added.