Those taking Jadhav's case will lose membership: Lahore HC bar association

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Lahore, Apr 14: The Lahore High Court Bar Association said on Friday that it will take action against any lawyer who extends services to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.

"The LHBA has unanimously decided to cancel the membership of any lawyer who offers his services to Kulbhushan Jadhav," Lahore High Court Bar Association secretary-general Amer Saeed Raan said after a meeting of the bar.

Lahore High Court bar association has issued warning to lawyers, saying those who take up Kulbhushan Jadhav's case would lose membership.

He said the bar has asked the government not to bow to any foreign pressure in the case of Jadhav.

"India has declared Jadhav its son and is putting pressure on the Pakistani government for his release. We demand that the Indian spy who is involved in playing with lives of Pakistanis should not be spared and the government should ensure his hanging," he said.

Earlier, Pakistan's top military commanders under army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa made it clear that 'no compromise' shall be made on such 'anti-state acts'.

The death sentence to Jadhav, 46, was confirmed by army chief Gen Bajwa after the Field General Court Martial found him guilty of 'espionage and sabotage activities' in Pakistan.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

Meanwhile, even as India began building diplomatic pressure to bring back Kulbhushan Jadhav the former naval officer sentenced to death, top generals have told the dispensation in Pakistan not to agree to any demand. The generals in Pakistan who run the show in that country are not in favour of any compromise.

PTI

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