COAS endorses punishments of two army and one civil officer over espionage

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Genral Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday endorsed the punishment to two army and one civil officer over charges of espionage and leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security.
In a statement issued by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the officers were tried under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Martial (FGCM) for separate cases.
Lieutenant General (r) Javed Iqbal has been awarded 14-year rigorous imprisonment, while Brigadier (r) Raja Rizwan has been awarded death sentence.
Both officials had leaked sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security.
Doctor Wasim Akram, who was employed at a sensitive organization, has also been awarded the death sentence.

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