Pakistan invites India for second consular access to arrested Jadhav

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 04:01 pm

Pakistan has invited India for second consular access to the arrested Indian Spy Kulbhushan Jadhav after he refused to file a review petition under the law against the death sentence awarded to him.

According to details, Additional Attorney-General Ahmed Irfan and the Foreign Office’s Director-General of South Asia and SAARC Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri conducted a press conference today in Islamabad.

They told that Pakistan enacted on May 20 the International Court of Justice Review and Reconsideration Ordinance, 2020 which allows reviews petitions within a certain period of time.

The petitions can filed to the Islamabad High Court, explained Irfan, adding that it, in this case, can be filed by Jadhav himself, an appointed representative or a consular official of the Indian High Commission.

He said the government had also repeatedly written to the Indian High Commission to file the petition and initiate the process for a review before the deadline.

In July last year, the International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav and review his death sentence.

It may be recalled that the Indian Navy officer Jadhav arrested on charges of espionage in Balochistan in March 2016 and sentenced to death by a military court a year later.

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