United Nations, April 13: Amid spiralling Indo-Pak tensions over the death sentence handed down by Pakistan to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, the United Nations on Wednesday underlined the need for the two countries to engage in dialogue.
However, the world body said it was not in a position to comment on Jadhav's case. "We are not in the position to judge the process, to have a position on this particular Kulbhushan Jadhav case," UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at his daily briefing, in response to a question on the death sentence awarded to Jadhav by a Pakistani military court.
"Overall in terms of relations between India and Pakistan, we continue to underline the need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue," Dujarric said.
His remarks has come just days after Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa approved Jadhav's execution after a military court sentenced him to death for 'espionage and sabotage activities', evoking a sharp reaction from India which warned Islamabad to consider the consequences on bilateral ties if he is hanged.