Pakistan has solid evidence against Kulbhushan Jhadav: FM Qureshi

F.P. Report

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed that Pakistan has said solid evidence against the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav and adding that he is hopeful that Pakistan will win the case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Qureshi said this while speaking to the media in Multan. He said that we will try our best to present our stance in an effective manner before ICJ.

Qureshi’s comments come a day after ICJ set February 2019 as the window for hearing the case of the convicted Indian spy. India had moved the ICJ against the case, after Jadhav, an on-duty Indian navy officer was arrested and sentenced to death by Pakistan for espionage and subversive activities last year.

Commander Jadhav, an Indian navy officer working for Indian covert agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) — was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan after he entered into Pakistan from Iran.

Jadhav was tried in a military court which sentenced him to death for espionage and subversive activities.

In a reaction to the move, Pakistan’s relations with neighboring India tensed, and New Delhi approached the ICJ to hear the case.

On May 18, 2017, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhav until a final decision was made in the proceedings.

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