Pak to overrule ICJ’s order to suspend Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence : Pak media Islamabad to overrule ICJ’s order to suspend Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence: Pak media

New Delhi : Islamabad will overrule the International Court of Justice’s order to suspend the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage, a Pakistani media report said.

The Attorney General of Pakistan was briefed on the issue on Friday and it was decided to go ahead with the execution for the shake of the “country’s national stability”, Pakistan’s Dunya News reported on its website.

Citing sources, the report said that though the CJI plans to hold public hearings of the case from May 15, Pakistan does not accept its jurisdiction since it involves “national stability”.

The report further claimed that after his arrest in March 2016 from Balochistan, Jadhav confessed to Pakistani authorities that he worked for India’s external spy agency RAW to create unrest in the country.

The report also alleged that Jadhav was “covertly operating against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”.

And so far, “the civil leadership in Pakistan has denied the possibility of any leniency at any level to spies who work to destabilise the country,” it added.

India, in its appeal to the ICJ, has accused Pakistan of “egregious” violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and asserted that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy but Pakistan claimed to have arrested him from Balochistan on March 3, 2016.

Jadhav was sentenced to death for “espionage and subversive activities”.

India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government. It also said that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran.

India has also handed over to Pakistan an appeal by Jadhav’s mother, initiating a process to get his conviction overturned.

Source : Zee News

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