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Pakistan’s case on Kulbhushan Jadhav strong, says Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Saturday said that Pakistan had a strong case against the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hear the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was strong and based on merit.

Talking to a group of journalists here, he said when the hearing of Jadhav’s case would start in the ICJ Pakistan would get a chance to highlight and prove the Indian involvement in anti-state activities in Pakistan, including terrorism, terror financing, insurgency and spy activities.

He said India claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was a common man, but he himself had confessed that he was an Indian naval officer and spy, used a fake passport to enter Pakistan, and was involved in numerous subversive activities in Pakistan.

India would not succeed in its nefarious designs as it could not conceal the subversive acts carried out by Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan, he added.

Sartaj Aziz said Jadhav had been convicted as per law and Constitution of Pakistan and therefore, “our stance against him is based on truth and reality.”

Even an Indian Judge had admitted that India had made a mistake by taking up the case of Kulbhushan at the ICJ as it would pave a way for Pakistan to highlight the Kashmir
issue at that forum, he added.

The advisor said there would be no compromise on the issue as it was a matter of Pakistan’s national interests and security.

We will try for early hearing of the case and present our stance courageously and vigorously at the ICJ, he resolved.

He said the ICJ had not issued any order with regard to India’s consular access to Kulbhushan.
Replying to a question, Aziz said Pakistan wanted an amicable solution of the Kashmir issue as per the United Nations resolutions.

Islamabad, he said, would continue political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination.



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