Qureshi's statement comes at a time when Pakistan is blatantly threatening to approach the ICJ
against India over Kashmir after India abrogated Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
'Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval officer and RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) operative, is being provided on Monday (September 2, 2019), in line with Vienna Convention on Consular relations, ICJ
judgement and the laws of Pakistan,' tweets the FO spokesman.
Barrister Qureshi explained the ICJ
, upholding the sentence awarded to Jadhav, had turned down India's plea for his release and repatriation.
However, bringing the matter before the International Court of Justice (ICJ
) may not be the best decision.
He went on to say that the decision of reaching out to ICJ
was taken after considering all legal aspects.
The Indian media quoted external affairs ministry sources as saying that 'Pakistan has been asked to provide unimpeded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in an environment free from fear of intimidation and reprisal, in the light of the orders of the ICJ
If Pakistan had registered the law with the UN the involvement of the ICJ
would not have been possible.
In May 2017, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ
), asserting that Pakistani authorities were denying India its right of consular access to Jadhav in violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 also pleading for the court to quash the sentence, secure Jhadav's release and repatriation to India.
acknowledged India's involvement in international terrorism by refusing to release Jadhav and upholding Pakistan's judicial review process", Executive Director WCOP (UK) rif Anis Malik told reporter while commenting on the ICJ
judgement in Indian serving Navy Commander Kulbshan Jadhav case in Hague (Netherlands) on Wednesday.
's decision not to acquit, release and return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Talking to media, the AGP termed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ
) verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, a best one for Pakistan.
While sharing views on ICJ
decision, PM Imran wrote on Twitter, he was guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan and the country will proceed as per the law in this regard.