A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced its verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took to Twitter to appreciate the decision “not to acquit, release and return” the Indian spy.
The Hague-base ICJ ruled that Jadhav — a serving commander of the Indian Navy associated with Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) — be “allowed consular access immediately” and asking Pakistan to ensure “effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences”.
In a post shared on the social networking website, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “[I] appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India,” adding that “he is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law”.
Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 18, 2019
In a statement issued after the verdict, the Foreign Office (FO) said that Pakistan, as a responsible member of the international community, upheld its commitment from the very beginning of the case by appearing before the honorable court for provisional measures hearing despite the very short notice. Having heard the judgment, Pakistan will proceed as per law, FO added.