Kulbhushan issue to be dealt with under law of land: Nisar

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APP57-20 PESHAWAR: May 20 - Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar addressing the Passing Out Parade Ceremony of 24 Batch of Frontier Corps at Scouts Training Academy Warsak. APP photo by Shaheryar Anjum

PESHAWAR, May 20 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali
Khan Saturday said Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was convicted by a court
of law as it was established that he was a terrorist, spy and agent
involved in terrorist activities in the country.
Had Jadhve not been arrested on time, he might have spread more
destruction in Pakistan, the minister said while talking to the media
after addressing the passing-out parade of some 1,256 recruits of
Frontier Constabulary (FC) here at Scouts Training Academy Warsak.
Chaudhary Nisar said there was no doubt that the whole nation was
united on national security issues and advised the misguided elements
to avoid making the Jadhave issue controversial.
He pointed out that it was India and not Pakistan, which had
approached International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Pakistan
government would deal with the case according to the country’s law,
he added.
To a question, the minster said Pakistan had close brotherly
relations with Afghanistan. Both the countries were tied with each
other through common traditions and history.
Moreover, peace and stability in Afghanistan was was also in Pakistan’s
interest and that was why it was ready was talks. However, if Afghanistan toed the Indian line then it would not be tolerated, he added.
He suggested that Afghanistan, instead of levelling
allegations, should take care of its internal affairs itself
for stability in the region.
About Pakistan-Iran ties, he said both the countries were tied
in Islamic brotherhood and would address problems with mutual
understanding. He would visit Iran after Ramazan-ul-Mubarak for
the purpose, he added.
He said the Iranian Foreign Minister during his recent visit
to Pakistan held meetings with the leadership here, during which
it was agreed that both the countries would not allow any move
against each other from their soil. The visiting foreign minister
agreed to resolve the issues through negotaitions, he added.
Earlier, addressing the passing-out parade, the minister said
the terrorists, who were on the payroll of the country’s enemies,
were killing innocent people in the name of religion. They were the
enemy of Islam and humanity, and would be dealt with iron hands,
he added.
The minister said, “You recruits are neither soldiers of
FC nor soldiers of Pakistan, but are the soldiers of Islam as you
are fighting for peace by carrying out the operation Raddul
Fasaad.”
“Allah Almighty dislikes spreading ‘Fasaad’ on earth and
equates killing of a person to killing of the whole mankind,” he
remarked.
Chaudhary Nisar said the FC troops, who were sacrificing
their lives for the protection of motherland, were the
real heroes and the whole nation did recognise their sacrifices
with high esteem.
Paying tribute to the martyres of security forces, he said
they did sacrifice for the national solidarity so that the people
could live in a peaceful atmosphere.
Chaudhry Nisar exhorted the recruits that they were at the initial stage
of their careers and like their gallant and professional seniors, should utilize their capabilities to root out handful of miscreants, who were trying to create anarchy in the country.
They would have to set a new standard of professionalism and
commitment to protect the motherland, which had come into being in the
name of Islam, he said.
He said on the directives of the prime minster, about Rs 80
billion had been spent on the civil armed forces and the government
would take further steps for their betterment. Some 14,000 personnel
had been trained and 29 new wings would be established in next three
months, he added.
The minister, on the occasion, distributed prizes among the FC
Jawans for their performance in the training. He also witnessed the
the FC jawans in action at the training ground.
The cermony was attended by Inspector General FC Major
General Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood and other officials.