“No deal” on Kulbhushan, will honour ICJ verdict: Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav. File photo.

Islamabad (NVI): Pakistan today said it will “make no deal” on Indian national Kulbhusan Jadhav and will decide on the issue in accordance with its laws “while honouring the verdict of International Court of Justice”.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal today said “no deal will be made on the issue of Indian sentenced spy Kulbhushan Jadhav,” Pakistan Radio reported.

While responding to a question during weekly news briefing here today, the Pakistani spokesperson said “all the decisions about Kulbhushan Jadhav will be made in accordance with the Pakistani laws while honouring the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case,” Pakistan Radio said.

The ‘no deal’ remark of Pakistan comes a day after it refuted some media reports that Pakistan government was set to amend the Army Act so that Kulbhushan Jadhav could appeal against his conviction in a civilian court.

Yesterday, Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor had tweeted that “Speculations for amendment in Pak Army Act to implement ICJ verdict regarding convicted Indian terrorist Cdr Kulbushan Jadhav are incorrect. Various legal options for review and reconsideration of the case are being considered. Final status shall be shared in due course of time.”

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