ISLAMABAD, May 18 (SABAH): Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has said on Thursday that International Court of Justice (ICJ) has not ordered Pakistan to provide India with consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav but has remarked an opinion.
In his reaction to ICJ’s order to stay Jadhav’s execution, Sartaj Aziz branded it a routine matter saying that majority of such appeals are entertained by the courts. He said that the decision to provide consular access to Jadhav is yet to be made.
The point to be reviewed is that whether Pakistan’s security is compromised or not if Vienna Convention permits consular access to India.
Aziz further said that details in the issue would be provided by the lawyers and the Attorney General of Pakistan.
Sartaj Aziz said that granting stay in provisional order is not an unusual thing. Stay is granted in most of the appeals, he added.
Our lawyers had presented the case very well in the ICJ, Aziz said. The court had only expressed its viewpoint on providing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. Security is a major reason in providing consular access to Indian spy, he said.