The discussion started when Senator Talha Mehmood asked Sartaj Aziz whether the government was planning to hand over Jadhav to India like it extradited CIA contractor Raymond Davis in 2011 who had killed two men in Lahore.
Pakistan wants resolution of all issues through talks on the basis of self-respect and honour, said Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Though a senior Pakistani diplomat familiar with the negotiations said there was “no linkage” between the teenagers’ case and Chavan’s release, he said the “matter was being dealt with separately”.
Interrogation of Jadhav is underway and more evidences are being collected from him, he said.
Pakistani media reported that Aziz had admitted that government was presented with “insufficient evidence” on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who is under detention.
Jadhav, who was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran, has been accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country.
The surgical strike by India along the Line of Control ( LoC) has led to fears that bringing them back will become more difficult.
The Pakistani security forces had arrested Jadhav from Balochistan in March
He said Iran, after completing its own probe, will share the findings with “friendly countries”.
Government officials based in Tehran told The Indian Express that the information has been shared informally with New Delhi.
Indian intelligence officials pointed to multiple errors in Jadhav’s testimony to assert that it may have been coerced.
“Government categorically rejects allegations that this individual was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan at our behest,” said the ministry.
It said that the spy converted to Islam to forment terrorism in Balochistan.
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Expressing shock at his arrest, sources identified Jadhav as the son of Sudhir Jadhav, who retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Mumbai around eight years ago.