Pakistan Assembly passes a Bill granting Kulbhushan Jadhav right to appeal

Pakistan relents to International Court of Justice. Great relief for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Islamabad (Pakistan) – Relenting to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a Bill permitting former Indian Naval officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, to file an appeal in the Pakistan High Court, giving great relief to Jadhav.

A Pakistan Military Court had proclaimed a death sentence to Jadhav in April 2017, on alleged charges of terrorism and espionage. Kulbhushan Jadhav was denied consular access challenging the death sentence. The sentence against Jadhav was stayed after India moved ICJ against the verdict. ICJ lashed out at Pakistan. Complying with the directives of ICJ, Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a Bill granting Kulbhushan Jadhav permission to appeal in the Pakistan High Court.