‘Pakistan will now proceed as per law’, says Foreign Office over ICJ judgement in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has said that it would proceed with regard to the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case as per law, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

Earlier in the day in its judgment regarding Indian serving Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, the ICJ decided not to acquit/release him thus not accepting Indian pray.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said that Pakistan, as a responsible member of the International community, upheld its commitment from the very beginning of the case by appearing before the honourable court for the provisional measures hearing despite a very short notice.

“Having heard the judgment, Pakistan will now proceed as per law,” the Foreign Office said.

The Foreign Office said that it is reiterated that the Indian Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav entered Pakistan without a visa on authentic Indian Passport with a fake alias Hussain Mubarak Patel.

It said that the Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav is responsible for acts of sabotage, espionage and multiple terrorist incidents in which scores of innocent Pakistani citizens were killed resulting into umpteen women being widowed and numerous children becoming orphans.

Jadhav has confessed all these acts during his trial in Pakistani court in front of a Judicial Magistrate.

“This is a clear case of Indian state terrorism,” the Foreign Office added.

In the judgement read out by the Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf at The Hague in Netherlands, the ICJ rejected the Indian plea for acquittal of Kulbhushan Jadhav, his release and return to India. However, the ICJ asked Pakistan to provide him consular access.

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