COAS okays death sentence to two army, civil officers


Sir Nicholas Kay, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Senior Civil Representative in Afghanistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday. Matters related to peace and stability in the region, Pak-Afghan border management and reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed, said a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday endorsed punishment to two army and one civil officer on the charges of espionage/leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security. The officers were tried under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Marshal (FGCM) for separate cases, said a press release issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Those who were awarded punishment include, Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal (Retired) Awarded 14 years rigorous imprisonment, Brigadier Raja Rizwan (Retired) Awarded Death Sentence, Doctor Wasim Akram (Employed at Sensitive Organization)Awarded Death Sentence.

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