UN evades queries on Kulbhushan’s death sentence

The United Nations (UN) declined to comment on the death sentence awarded to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, citing the world body was not in a position to judge the case.

“We are not in a position to judge the process or to have a position on this particular case,” The Dawn quoted UN secretary general’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, as replying to a poser.

“Overall in terms of relations between India and Pakistan, we underline and continue to underline the need for the parties to find a peaceful solution and to engage through engagement and dialogue,” he added.

Jadhav, who was arrested in March last year by Pakistan and accused by the country of spying, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Monday triggering tension between India and Pakistan.