Pakistan’s Parliament passes bill for the review of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction

Islamabad (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s Parliament has passed a Bill for the review of former Indian Naval Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction who was arrested on the charges of espionage.

The Bill is titled as ‘The International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration)’. Despite the stiff resistance from the Opposition, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice passed the Bill through discussion.

Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem said, “The bill has been introduced in compliance with directives of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In case the bill had not been adopted by the Parliament, Pakistan could face sanctions for not complying with the ICJ’s verdict”. (It clearly means that the bill has been passed by Pakistan due to the fear of sanctions and could just be a formality. The actual implementation seems far away. – Editor )