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Jadhav's case proof India trying to sabotage CPEC:Pak minister

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Pakistan's interior minister said today was effectively pursuing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's case at the International of Justice as it was a proof of India's intentions to sabotage the China-Economic Corridor, according to a media report.

Jadhav, a 47-year-old former Indian naval officer, is on death row in after the country's military in a secret trial in April found him guilty of espionage and

Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Jadhav's case was a proof of India's intentions to sabotage the USD 50-billion through terrorism, The International reported.

He said the was a result of unprecedented friendship between and "Nobody can reverse it, it will succeed at any cost," he was quoted as saying in the report.

Jadhav's death sentence was stayed in May after a ruling by the ICJ on India's appeal. The hearing in the case is set to resume this month at The Hague-based

Pakistan claims it arrested Jadhav in March last year from its restive Balochistan province, where the culminates at the deep-water Gwadar Port.

But maintains Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

opposes the CPEC, a part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, as it passes through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 18:07 IST