A Foreign Office spokesman dismissed the Indian Foreign Ministry’s statement as misleading and called out India to refrain from its tactics.
Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez, responding to a statement by the Indian Foreign Ministry on the issue of Kulbhushan, said that The Indian High Commission wants to get rid of this issue by taking the matter to its legal counsel.
The Foreign Office spokesman said that as per the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Indian High Commission had met Kulbhushan and invited his lawyer but in diplomatic contacts, India itself refused to give instructions to any lawyer.
According to the Foreign Office, after the Indian refusal, Pakistan appointed a state lawyer and started the trial. During the hearing, the Attorney General also presented the case of the detained Indian citizen.
The statement said that the cases of Kulbhushan Jhadav and Muhammad Ismail, an Indian citizen, are separate. The reference was made to show the contradiction of the Indian opposition.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “Pakistan has already granted consular access to Kulbhushan Jhadav twice and a third offer is still pending.
The Foreign Office spokesperson said that India should take practical steps as per the decision of the ICJ and refrain from using tactics.