Pakistan fulfills ICJ requirement; passes bill for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s right to apeal

Fulfilling International Court of Justice (ICJ), a joint sitting of the Pakistan parliament on Wednesday passed the bill of giving the right to appeal to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with the majority vote.

Legislators from treasury benches gave vote in favour of the Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav. The bill was moved by Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem in the House.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with other opposition parties leaders and members strongly reacted to the bill and announced that they would challenge the legislation in the Supreme Court after legal consultancy with their lawyers.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) had asked the Pakistani government to give a proper forum to Indian terrorist Kulbhushan for appeal against his death sentence from the military tribunal on April 10, 2017.

India knocked on the door of ICJ on May 08, 2017, against Kulbhushan’s death sentence terming it against the Vienna Convention.

On July 17, 2019, the ICJ had given the verdict that Kulbhushan had a right to consular access and requested Pakistan to provide him with a right of appeal and reconsider his sentence.

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