Pakistan declines India’s 14th request for consular access

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India made the 14th request for consular access over Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence, but Pakistan denied it this time too.

On Friday, India’s High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua for appealing a consular access to Jadhav in Islamabad.

During the meeting, Bambawale also requested for providing charge sheet and judgment of the Military court.

In the latest development, the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz justified the legal process by saying the judgment passed by the court on the basis of “credible” and “specific” evidence and accused India of aggravating the situation.

He said, “Kulbushan Jhadav, who is responsible for espionage, sabotage, and terrorism in Pakistan, has been tried according to the law of the land, in a fully transparent manner while preserving his rights, as per the Constitution of Pakistan.”

Aziz told media, Jadhav can file a petition against the judgment of the military court within 40 days to a higher court in Pakistan.

The Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, further added if Jadhav loses his appeal he can also file a mercy petition within 60 days to the army chief, Qamar Bajwa.

If army chief also rejects Jadhav’s appeal then, he would leave with last option i.e. to file a mercy petition to the President of Pakistan within 90 days.

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