ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has invited India to initiate the process of ‘review and reconsideration’ on the sentence of its serving navy officer Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav as the 60-day time limit following an ordinance by Pakistan ends on July 19.
In compliance with the final verdict of International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan had enacted the said ordinance on May 20, allowing the Indian government, Jadhav and his legal representative to file a review petition in Islamabad High Court within 60 days.
Thus Pakistan has provided an opportunity to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to file a review petition against his sentence and conviction.
This was stated by Director General South Asia at the Foreign Office Zahid Hafeez and Additional Attorney General of Pakistan Ahmad Irfan while addressing a news conference in Islamabad.
The DG South Asia said a petition for review and reconsideration can be filed by Kulbhushan Jadhav, his legally authorized representative or a consular officer of the Indian High Commission at Islamabad High Court.
Zahid Hafeez said Pakistan has offered to assist in arranging legal representative for the Raw Agent.
The DG South Asia said Pakistan has repeatedly written to the Indian High Commission inviting it to initiate the process of review and reconsideration of the sentence and conviction of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
He said instead of using dilatory tactics and playing politics over the issue, India should follow the due legal course and cooperate with the courts in Pakistan to give effect to the judgment of the International Court of Justice.
Zahid Hafeez said Pakistan is fully cognizant of its international obligations and committed to implement the ICJ judgment on Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Responding to a question, the DG South Asia said that Pakistan has offered second consular access to India. He said we have also offered a meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife and father as well.
The DG South Asia said that India has been committing state terrorism within Pakistan. He said we have shared evidence with the international community in this regard which also recognizes that India has become a source of terrorism. He said we will continue to expose true Indian face before the world.