Kulbhushan Jadhav convicted of offences against our national security, says Pakistan on ICJ’s stay order
Pakistan on Wednesday said that India’s letter to the International Court of Justice was New Delhi’s attempt to divert attention from “state sponsored terrorism” in Pakistan.
The reaction from Pakistan came after the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed the hanging of Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan on charges of “spying”.
“Indian letter to ICJ attempt to divert attention frm state sponsored terrorism in Pak. Kulbushan convicted of offences against Nat security,” said Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja M. Asif.
Other Pakistani officials on Wednesday kept mum over the International Court of Justice’s stay over the execution of Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav
Meanwhile, the local media, which was initially slow to respond, rejected India’s claim.
Geo TV said that the ICJ has no jurisdiction over Pakistan as it can only take cognizance of the matter with the consent of the parties.
Dawn online did not report about the stay order. Similarly, The Express Tribune in its report on the issue has not reported about the stay order.
Jadhav, 46, was awarded the death sentence by a Field General Court Martial last month. India moved the ICJ against Pakistan, accusing the latter of violating the Vienna Convention in the …read more