New Delhi: Abdul Basit, Pakistani High Commissioner hinted that Kulbhushan will be safe by following International Court of Justice. Islamabad will follow the court’s order and will not harm Jadhav in anyways.
This is the Pakistan’s first official assurance after spreading threat to hang Kulbhushan during the hearings at ICJ.
Originally reported by TOI, Basit stated that Islamabad is committed to abiding the laws directed in reference to international laws and its multilateral obligations. No such step will be taken until final judgement from ICJ on Kulbhushan Jadhav.
“That is only in the context of provisional order that only stays execution and it has no bearing whatsoever on the merit of the case,” said Basit to TOI.
Although, he has denied of consular access to Jadhav directed by ICJ, said that Court has not given any such order for access by India.
Basit also said that there was no doubt that Pakistan will re-insist the whole case of Indian Spy to punish him according to the country laws of infringement.
“No country compromises on security issues. Remember he was convicted of subversion and terrorism. He is not an ordinary citizen but a serving naval officer,” said Basit.
“As for the merits of the Commander Jadhav case, we are on terra firma and thus very confident of our position. Terrorism cannot be condoned under any circumstances,” he added.
ICJ considered this approach as effective and stayed the order on any action on Jadhav. Consequently, it upheld India’s right to consular access even though it does not have official words from ICJ.