PML-N government 'complicated' Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Qureshi
He didn’t explain how the PML-N government complicated the high-profile case during its rule from 2013-18. But apparently it was a reference towards India’s diplomatic success to take Pakistan to the ICJ and get a verdict to stay the execution until a fair chance of review was given.
The Hague-based ICJ ruled in July 2019 that Pakistan must undertake an ''effective review and reconsideration'' of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and also to grant consular access to India without further delay.
The ICJ, in its 2019 verdict, had asked Pakistan to provide a proper forum for appeal against the sentence given to Jadhav.
The Pakistan government on Thursday rushed through the National Assembly a bill to provide the right of appeal to Jadhav, amidst ruckus and boycott by the Opposition. The bill is aimed at allowing Jadhav to have consular access in line with the ICJ verdict.
His remarks came after the PML-N and other parties threatened to hold protests in the country for passing the special law by the National Assembly to give Jadhav a chance to file a review against his death sentence by a military court.
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