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Army chief endorses punishment to two army, one civilian for espionage


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa endorsed punishment to two army officers and a civilian officer, on Thursday, on charges of espionage.

According to the ISPR, the army chief endorsed punishment to the officers on 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 Martial (FGCM) for separate cases. Punishment awarded include:-

1. Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal (Retired)- Awarded 14 years rigorous imprisonment

2. Brigadier Raja Rizwan (Retired)- Awarded Death Sentence

3. Doctor Wasim Akram (Employed at Sensitive Organization) – Awarded Death Sentence

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