Pakistan Army chief to decide on Jadhav soon

Pakistan Army chief to decide on Jadhav soon

Jadhav, an Indian national, was awarded a death sentence by Pakistan's Military court past year. In a big win for New Delhi, India had approached the International Court of Justice in May seeking a provisional stay to the execution of Jadhav which was granted.

Talking to ANI, defence expert P.K. Sehgal said, "Pakistan is very much aware that it was a sham case; sham military trial; they do not have any evidence that is why they are trying to finish this case on their own level".

He added that if Pakistan continued to do so it would face mega condemnation, which it would find hard to digest.

"Indeed, were Jadhav's mother allowed to meet her incarcerated son, it may even have the benefit of indirectly demonstrating that the convicted spy is being treated according to the law and his safety is being taken care of inside a Pakistani prison", the editorial said. But, Kulbhushan Jadhav has more options. Now, it depends on the ICJ that what steps it will take. India, on the other hand, had said Jadhav was an Indian national who was captured by Pakistani army.

Pakistan army said on Sunday that its chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa was "analysing" the evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a military court.

The Pakistan Army Chief will decide Jadhav's fate after analysing the mercy plea. The army said that its chief of staff is now looking into the matter and will make a decision on merits. On July 13, the foreign office said Pakistan was "considering" the request for visa. It may be recalled that the ICJ had also asked Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav, but still Pakistan has not provided any such facility.

Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs had said that there has been no change in Pakistan's position on providing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and visa for his mother.