General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) endorsed punishment to two Army and one civil officer on the charges of espionage/ leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security.
The officers were tried under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Martial (FGCM) for separate cases.
Punishment awarded include:-
The statement did not contain any further details of the offences committed by the three convicts, but Director General ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor had confirmed the arrests of the senior officers in a press conference on February 22 this year. “There are two officers who are under military custody on the charges of espionage. The Army chief has ordered Field General Court Marshal for them,” Maj-Gen Ghafoor had said.
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22 July, 2019