Pakistan denies assurance to India on spy
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has denied an Indian media report that it had assured New Delhi that it would not execute an Indian convicted 14 years ago of spying and of carrying out a series of bomb attacks.
“We have not given any such assurance,” Foreign Office spokesman Naeem Khan said, contradicting a report in the Indian daily, The Hindu.
Tuesday’s edition of The Hindu quoted unnamed Indian officials as saying India had been told the case had become an “emotive issue” and the sentence would not be implemented. It said Singh could either get a full pardon or the sentence could be commuted either by President Musharraf or through a review petition in the Supreme Court. reuters/afp