Appreciating the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling in rejecting India's plea for acquitting its spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will proceed further as per law regarding the guilty Indian.
The premier took to his Twitter handle and said that he appreciates ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release and return Kulbhushan to India. "He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law," the premier further said.
Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 18, 2019
In its verdict announced on Wednesday evening, the international court had rejected appeal. India had appealed the court to annul the military court decision convicting Jadhav, restricting Pakistan from executing the sentence and ordering his return to India.
The ICJ had also directed Pakistan to inform Jadhav of his rights under Article 36 and grant India consular access. The court had also ruled that Pakistan should review the case while considering its laws.