Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) has announced that Islamabad will grant consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav who was abducted and jailed in an alleged espionage case.
This decision comes after the verdict in the International Court of Justice which ruled Pakistan to give consular access to the imprisoned Indian national.
‘As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out’
A press release issued by the foreign office stated, “As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out.”
According to the release, Jadhav has been “informed of his rights under Article 36, paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations”. India had argued that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention and denied him consular access.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet stated: “Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.”