Islamabad : Two weeks after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Pakistan must review Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence and affirmed his right to consular access, India is evaluating the proposal as per the guidelines provided by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
“We have offered the Indian High Commission to avail consular access on this Friday. The reply from the Indian side is awaited,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said. Pakistan said it would grant consular access “according to Pakistani laws”, for which the modalities were being discussed.
Asked about Pakistan’s offer, the Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “We have received a proposal from Pakistan. We are, right now, evaluating the proposal, in view of the ICJ judgment. We will reply to Pakistan through diplomatic channels.”
The ICJ, in its ruling, asked Pakistan to ensure “effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences”.
In a major win for India, the world court had continued its stay on the execution of the Indian national, held in a Pakistani jail on allegations of spying and found that Pakistan breached the Vienna Convention by not giving him consular access.