Pakistan to grant consular access Kulbushan Jadhav

Pakistan to grant consular access to Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav: FO

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Islamabad: Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested during a counter-intelligence operation conducted on March 3, 2016, in Balochistan Province.

He has received a death sentence by the military court on April 10, 2017, on the charges of espionage. Moreover, the Indian spy also confessed that he was on an operation for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to conduct terrorist activities on the Pakistani soil.

The United Nations’ top court has passed its final verdict on Wednesday, 18th July 2019 rejecting India’s request for the acquittal of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

In accordance with the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan announced to grant him consular access on Thursday.

The Foreign Office spokesperson stated that,

“As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out.”

Moreover, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

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