International Court of Justice, in July last year, had asked Pakistan to stay his execution until it reconsidered his conviction and sentence.
Pakistan has said that Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file a review petition asking for reconsideration of his sentence along with conviction and instead wants to continue with mercy petition. Pakistan’s Additional Attorney General Ahmed Irfan made the statement at a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday. On the charge of being an Indian spy engaged in subversive activities in Balochistan, a former Indian Navy Officer Kulbhsuhan Jadhav had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017.
India has maintained that Pakistan has kidnapped Kulbhushan Jadhav from Iran where he was working. International Court of Justice, in July last year, had asked Pakistan to stay his execution until it reconsidered his conviction and sentence.
Speaking to media persons on Thursday, according to Irfan, Jadhav has refused to file a review petition but will continue to pursue the mercy petition. Irfan said, “On June 17, Kulbhushan Jadhav was invited to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction. Exercising his legal right, he refused to file a petition for review and consideration of his sentence and conviction.”
Pakistan also claimed that it had granted India consular access to Jadhav for a second time and hoped India would respond to its offer.