ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has enacted an ordinance to provide an opportunity to the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to file a review petition against his sentence and conviction.
While addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Director General South Asia at the Foreign Office Zahid Hafeez said that 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 the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Zahid Hafeez said that Pakistan has offered to assist in arranging legal representatives for the RAW agent.
The Director General South Asia said that 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.
The DG South Asia said that 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 (ICJ).
Zahid Hafeez said that 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 that we have also offered a meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife and father as well.