Pakistan has said it will pursue an UN court’s structure to enable consular access to an Indian naval force official indicted for spying.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided on Wednesday that Islamabad had disregarded worldwide law by denying access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Islamabad said the entrance would be “allowed by Pakistani laws”.

Jadhav was captured in Pakistan in March 2016 and condemned to death by a military court a year later.

The Hague-based ICJ decided that Pakistan had neglected to illuminate Mr Jadhav of his rights, and denied the Indian government “of the privilege to speak with and approach [him], to visit him in detainment and to organize his lawful portrayal”.

Islamabad has said that Mr Jadhav has been educated regarding “his rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations”.

“As a capable state, Pakistan will allow consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav as indicated by Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out,” Pakistan’s outside office said.

The ICJ has additionally requested that Pakistan audit Mr Jadhav’s capital punishment.

“A proceeded with remain of execution comprises a key condition for the compelling audit and reevaluation of the conviction and sentence,” the court said.

Pakistan is yet to remark on the survey.

The decision has been viewed as a triumph in the two nations.


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