Says Pakistan implementing international court's recommendations
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused PML-N of spoiling Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's case.
"The government believes in accountability, not revenge," he said in a media talk in Multan on Sunday. "We won't disrespect people and will giving everyone a chance to defend themselves."
The minister said that Pakistan is implementing recommendations of the International Court of Justice in Jhadav's case.
"India is against giving Kulbushan consular access and wants to take us back to the international court," Mahmood said. "We hope the opposition won't be ignorant and will recognise India's conspiracies."
The minister reiterated that Prime Minister Imran Khan will not give any NRO at any cost.
Earlier this month, the National Assembly approved the “International Court of Justice (Review and Re-consideration) Ordinance, 2020” aimed at giving foreigners the right to appeal military court convictions in the high courts.
The bill was presented by Law Minister Farogh Naseem. It now be tabled in Senate and if it gets passed it will become law.
The new law will allow Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal his conviction in the civilian court. In its verdict in 2019, the International Court of Justice had directed Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction.
Jadhav, a serving commander of the Indian Navy and a spy of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was arrested in Balochistan in 2016. In his trial at a military court, he had confessed to his involvement in acts of terrorism and was sentenced to death in 2017.