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COAS confirms death sentences for army, civilian officers for spying

An army officer has also been awarded 14 years imprisonment

SAMAA | - Posted: May 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: May 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed punishment to two Pakistan Army officers and one civilian officer on charges of spying.

Lt General (retd) Javed Iqbal has been sentenced to 14 years in rigorous prison and Brigadier (retd) Raja Rizwan has been sentenced to death

Dr Wasim Akram, who was employed at a sensitive organisation, has also been awarded the death penalty.

According to a brief statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations, the officers were tried under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Martial (FGCM) for separate cases.

Some 400 officers of every rank have been given various punishments, including dismissal from service, during the last two years.

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  1. Anonymous  May 31, 2019 2:00 am/ Reply

    Udate the picture.
    Now COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa is 4 star general. This picture is old when he was Lt. General (3 star)

    • Samaa Digital  May 31, 2019 10:45 am/ Reply

      Thank you for pointing that out. We have updated the picture.

  2. Munsif azam  June 2, 2019 6:47 am/ Reply

    Saving a Senior Lt general while awarding death to juniors in the same case “espinoge” is unjust. Lt General javed iqbal should have been given the severest of punishments to set an example for others. But it seems, here also ties to rank prevailed while juniors were sacrificed.

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