File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav

‘Baseless, inaccurate’: Pakistan rejects India’s allegations in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Pakistan on Sunday rejected high lawyer Harish Salve’s rivalry that it hadn’t complied with the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) verdict within the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, and described his allegations as baseless and inaccurate.

Salve, who was India’s lead counsel through the listening to of Jadhav’s case on the ICJ, mentioned throughout an internet lecture on May three that Pakistan hasn’t responded to a number of overtures from the Indian aspect to free the previous naval officer on humanitarian grounds. Salve additionally mentioned Pakistan has not complied with the courtroom’s ruling to remain Jadhav’s execution and overview his conviction.

Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui responded on Sunday by saying Pakistan rejects the “baseless and inaccurate” remarks by Salve. She mentioned in a press release that Pakistan has “fully complied” with the ICJ’s judgement.

“We firmly reject the Indian counsel’s baseless and inaccurate assertion that Pakistan has not complied with the ICJ’s judgment in the case. Pakistan has fully complied with the judgment and remains committed to continue doing so as the case proceeds further,” she mentioned.

“Pakistan has granted India consular access to commander Jadhav and is processing measures for effective review and reconsideration as per the guidelines provided by ICJ in its judgment,” she added.

Farooqui mentioned it was “regrettable” that Salve made statements which misrepresent information”, including Pakistan had abided by “all its international obligations”.

There was no instant response to Farooqui’s remarks from Indian officers.

Jadhav was arrested by Pakistani safety companies in Balochistan in March 2016 and charged with involvement in spying. In April 2017, Pakistan introduced he had been given the loss of life sentence by a navy courtroom.

Salve had additionally mentioned through the on-line lection that Pakistan had refused to answer queries about how it could perform the ICJ’s ruling to overview and rethink Jadhav’s case. “I think we have reached a point where we have to now decide whether we want to go back to ICJ for consequential directions because Pakistan has not moved ahead,” he had mentioned.

The ICJ dominated in July final 12 months that Pakistan had violated Jadhav’s rights below the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and stayed his execution whereas calling on Islamabad to take all measures for an “effective review and reconsideration” of his conviction and sentence, together with “enacting appropriate legislation”.

India has rejected the allegations towards Jadhav and mentioned he was kidnapped by Pakistani operatives from the Iranian port of Chabahar, the place he was operating a enterprise. Pakistan has thus far granted consular entry to Jadhav solely as soon as since his arrest in 2016.