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Why was Lt. General Javed Iqbal pardoned and released from jail?

Rawalpindi: Lt. Gen. Javed Iqbal, who was accused of treason and espionage and sentenced to 14 years rigorous imprisonment in 2019 has been been pardoned and released from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.

Lt. General Javed Iqbal

Lt. Gen. Iqbal (R), who retired in May 2015, held key positions during his active service, including Director General — Military Operations (planning and executing all operations inside and outside of Pakistan) and Adjutant General (supervision of discipline and accountability within forces).

His pardon raised many eyebrows but few people know the real story behind his sentencing and pardon.

Senior Pakistani journalist Azaz Syed recently shed light on Lt. General Javed Iqbal’s case.

Azaz, who is considered Pakistan’s one of the most credible journalists, shared the complete details of how Iqbal’s meeting with US officials landed him jail despite the fact that he had informed the military commanders of the rendezvous.

Watch the video below to know the complete details of the case:

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