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Pakistan asks India to initiate review against conviction of Indian spy.

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Pakistan invites India to file a petition at the Islamabad high court and initiate a process to review and reconsideration of the sentence and conviction of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, on death row, in line with a 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling, before the deadline.

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SHOTLIST: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (JULY 8, 2020) (PTV – ACCESS ALL)

1.      WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE

2.      ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY GENERAL AHMED IRFAN AND DIRECTOR GENERAL (SOUTH ASIA & SAARC) ZAHID HAFEEZ CHAUDHRY, HOLDING NEWS CONFERENCE

3.      (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY GENERAL AHMED IRFAN, SAYING: “To provide for review and reconsideration, Pakistan has conducted an exhaustive review of its existing laws to assess the most appropriate manner by which to provide effective review and reconsideration in the context of article 36 of the Vienna Convention. Although the laws of Pakistan provide for the right to review to ensure that full weight is accorded in the letter and spirit of the judgment of the court, on 20th May Pakistan enacted an ordinance called the International court of justice to review and reconsideration ordinance 2020. Under the ordinance a petition for review and reconsideration can be made to Islamabad High Court through an application within 60 days from the date of promulgation of the ordinance, that is 20th May 2020.”

4.      NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS

5.      (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY GENERAL AHMED IRFAN, SAYING: “Pakistan has repeatedly written to Indian high commission inviting it to file a petition at the Islamabad high court and initiate the process to review and reconsideration of the sentence and conviction of commander Jadhav before the deadline.”

 

UNKNOWN LOCATION, PAKISTAN (UNDATED) (ISPR FILE – ACCESS ALL)

6.      VIDEO OF INDIAN SPY KULBHUSHAN JADHAV’S CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

 

STORY: Pakistan on Wednesday (July 8) invited India to file a petition at the Islamabad high court and initiate a process to review and reconsideration of the sentence and conviction of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, on death row, in line with a 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling, before the deadline.

The ICJ in July 2019 ruled that Jadhav be treated under the Vienna Convention, asking Pakistan to provide him consular access and continue to stay his execution.

Jadhav was a serving officer in the Indian Navy. He was arrested in 2016 in the town of Mashkel in the Balochistan province, a few miles from the border with Iran.

Disguised as Mubarak Hussein Patel, a Muslim, he was accused of running a spy network for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's premier intelligence agency, from the Iranian port of Chabahar.

“To provide for review and reconsideration, Pakistan has conducted an exhaustive review of its existing laws to assess the most appropriate manner by which to provide effective review and reconsideration in the context of article 36 of the Vienna Convention. Although the laws of Pakistan provide for the right to review to ensure that full weight is accorded in the letter and spirit of the judgment of the court, on 20th May Pakistan enacted an ordinance called the International court of justice to review and reconsideration ordinance 2020. Under the ordinance a petition for review and reconsideration can be made to Islamabad High Court through an application within 60 days from the date of promulgation of the ordinance, that is 20th May 2020,” Additional Attorney General Ahmed Irfan told a press conference in the capital Islamabad, accompanied by Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry.

“Pakistan has repeatedly written to Indian high commission inviting it to file a petition at the Islamabad high court and initiate the process to review and reconsideration of the sentence and conviction of commander Jadhav before the deadline,”he added.

Irfan said that in line with the ICJ ruling, Pakistan amended the law, and invited Kulbhushan Jadhav on June 17 to file a review petition in the Islamabad High Court for the review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction but he, instead, preferred to follow up on his pending mercy petition.

A Pakistan military court sentenced Jadhav to death in April 2017 on espionage and terrorism charges. He confessed before the court to having been tasked to coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

New Delhi denies Islamabad's charges. It had moved to the ICJ, which stayed the execution in May 2017 pending a final decision in the proceedings.

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