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Handing over Kulbhushan to India is out of question, Sartaj tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz categorically ruled out the possibility of handing over RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav to India, saying that an FIR has been registered against him and he would be tried.

Aziz told Senate that Indian officials were directly involved in terrorism in Pakistan.

Sartaj Aziz told Senate in written reply to member question that FIR against the spy had been registered and a list of questions had also been handed over to India to seek more information from them in the light of the statements of Kulbhushan Yadav so that the trial could be held.

He said that the list sent to India was prepared after consultation with different institutions and keeping the ground realities in view.

Upon this Senator Talha Mehmood asked whether there was any plant to sent Yadav to Indian like the CIA agent Ramand Davis by giving his red carpet. The Advisor responded that there was no proposal under consideration to sent  Kulbhushan Yadav to India. “We never talked about insufficient proof against him and neither the dossier shared with UN is an issue,” Aziz added.

He added that after registration of FIR, it was the responsibility of prosecution to prosecute the accused and work on this was underway.

In his written reply, Aziz informed Senate that Indian was directly and indirectly involved in terrorism in Pakistan, while India state actors was also involved in carrying out terrorism inside the country.

Opposition Leader in Senate Aitzaz Ahsan on the occasion demanded of the Prime Minister to take the name of Yadav of being involved in terrorism in Pakistan. He announced that he would donate Rs50 thousands to Pakistan Blind Association if the PM named the spy for involvement in terrorism.

To which Aitzaz said that there was nothing that bar the PM from naming the spy. He added that the Prime Minister would take his name at an appropriate time.

On the occasion, Chairman Senate expressed his anger over absence of minister from the house and refused to conduct the session of the house as a protest.

The session was adjourned till Monday.