Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav today

Islamabad | Pakistan on Sunday said it has granted India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and officials will be allowed to meet him on Monday.

The ICJ on July 17 said Pakistan has violated Jadhav’s rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and sought a review of his death sentence.

“Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval officer, and RAW operative, is being provided on Monday 2 September 2019, in line with Vienna Convention on Consular relations, ICJ judgment & the laws of Pakistan,” Mohammad Faisal, Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan said on Twitter on Sunday.

“Commander Jadhav remains in Pakistan’s custody, for espionage, terrorism and sabotage,” he said in another tweet.

Pakistan announced a military court has sentenced Jadhav to death in April 2017 a year after it said he was arrested from Balochistan in March 2016 and charged with involvement in spying.

However, India has maintained that he had retired from Navy a while ago and was abducted by Pakistan from Iran, where he was on a business trip in private capacity.

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