COAS approves death sentence for Brigadier, awards 14 year jail term to Lt Gen for espionage

05:58 PM | 30 May, 2019
COAS approves death sentence for Brigadier, awards 14 year jail term to Lt Gen for espionage
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RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar javed Bajwa ratified the punishment awarded to two former army and one civilian officers on allegations of espionage and leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security.

According to a press release issued by the military's media wing on Thursday, Lt Gen (r) Javed Iqbal was awarded 14 years jail term while both Brig (r) Raja Rizwan and Dr Waseem Akram were awarded death sentence; the punishments have now been ratified by the military chief.

The military's media wing stated that 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 different ranks have been given various punishments, including dismissal from service, during the last two years.