Islamabad: Pakistan said on Thursday that it was taking steps in accordance with guidelines provided by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to ensure a review of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Also read – Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif was involved in a fight with Pakistan over Kulbhusan Jadhav
The Hague-based ICJ decided in July last year that Pakistan must conduct an effective “review and reconsideration” of Jadhav’s sentence and sentence and also to provide consular access to India without further delay. Also read – Baris Kulbhusan Jadhav: India has a strong case to submit to the ICJ against Pakistan
Jadhav, a retired 49-year-old Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017. A few weeks later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan to deny consular access to Jadhav and challenge the death sentence.
“Pakistan has granted Indian consular access to Commander Jadhav and is processing steps for effective review and reconsideration in accordance with the guidelines given by the ICJ in its Decision, Foreign Office spokesman Aisha Farooqui said at the weekly briefing when asked to comment on new statements recently by Harish Salve, Indian advisor in the Jadhav case at ICJ.
Farooqui said that for humanitarian reasons, Pakistan even arranged for Jadhav to meet his mother and wife.
As a responsible country, Pakistan complies with all its international obligations and will continue to do so, he said.
“We hope that through the back channel, we might be able to persuade Pakistan to let it go. If they want to say on humanitarian grounds or whatever, we want him back. We said let him go. Because it has become a big ego problem in Pakistan. So, we hope they will let it go. They don’t, “Salve said on May 3.
Pakistan claims that its security forces captured Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3, 2016 after he was reportedly entered from Iran.
However, India stated that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.
Speaking about a recent statement by the Indian military chief that he called on the government to adopt an “entire government approach” in dealing with strategic uncertainty, Farooqui said, “Irresponsible rhetoric is motivated by an over-view of his own capacity and hegemonic design.”
Regarding India’s reaction to Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruling regarding elections in Gilgit Baltistan, he said a senior Indian diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office to express “our strong rejection of India’s groundless and wrongly disputes.”
For a question about the alleged violation of the Indus Air Treaty by India, he said, “Our concerns about this score are known and Pakistan clearly raised its concern with India through the mechanism provided in the Agreement and will continue to pursue the resolution of all this. the problem through all possible avenues.
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