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Retired Lt-Gen Gets 14-Year Rigorous Imprisonment, Death Sentence Awarded to Another Officer and One Civilian on Espionage Charges

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has endorsed punishment awarded to two army officers and one civilian on the charges of espionage/ leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security.

According to media reports aired by different TV channels on Wednesday, these officers were tried under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Marshal (FGCM) for separate cases.

The press release says 14-year rigorous imprisonment is awarded to Lt-Gen (retd) Javed Iqbal and death sentence to Brig (retd) Raja Rizwan and Dr Wasim Akram (employed at a sensitive organisation).

Although the TV channels were quoting the press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), it was not available on its website till the filing this report.

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