Pakistan won't violate ICJ directive in Jadhav case.



ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan will not violate any directive of the International Court of Justice in Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav case, Islamabad has told New Delhi.

Earlier, Jadhav alias Mubarak Patel refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction in Pakistan and will instead try for a pardon.

Pakistan then invited India to file a review against a military court's death sentence last year.

Pakistan has recently granted consular access to Jadhav as directed by the ICJ. Months earlier, a meeting with his family was arranged.

Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said India had been told through the diplomatic channels that Pakistan always remained committed to international rules and laws.

'India should stop propaganda. If they want they can file a review petition against the verdict. We have nothing to hide,' she said.

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Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan had allowed Jadhav to meet his family previously and permitted consular access. 'We have done what is possible,' she added.

Jadhav, a serving commander of the Indian Navy associated with Indian spy agency RAW, was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan on allegations of espionage and terrorism.

In his subsequent trial at a military court, Jadhav had confessed his involvement in terrorist plots. The spy was sentenced to death in 2017. The Indian spy later filed a mercy petition against the death penalty. The ICJ, after being approached by India, ordered a stay in his execution through an interim order.

In July 2019, the ICJ had rejected remedies...

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