"However, in the absence of these pieces of evidence, it is extremely difficult for Pakistan to take this case to the ICJ
," he said.
However, before Pakistani authorities could make a final decision, the ICJ
, after being approached by India, ordered a stay in his execution through an interim order.
The Foreign Ministry had on September 1 announced, 'Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval officer and RAW operative, is being provided on Monday 2 September 2019, in line with Vienna Convention on Consular relations, ICJ
judgment and the laws of Pakistan.'
What other options does Pakistan have then if taking up the matter to ICJ
is not the best of the choices?
It was India who took the case to the ICJ
seeking the annulment of Jadhav's conviction while invoking the provisions of the Vienna Conventions.
By rejecting India's demand to overthrow the verdict, ICJ
has acknowledged the legality of India being exposed as a terrorist state.
Though in the verdict given by ICJ
it has not accepted Pakistan's view on consular access but its take on conviction and remedial mechanism as pointed out by Pakistan has been duly upheld.
He commended Pakistan's legal experts team and foreign office for effectively pleading Pakistan's case in the ICJ
He had added the ICJ
asked Pakistan to ensure review and reconsideration of the sentence handed down to Jadhav by a court of law in accordance with provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR).
allowed India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and called on Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentence.
On May 18, a bench of the ICJ
restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till the court arbitrated the case.
'Tun Mahathir made the decision to withdraw the referral to the ICJ
without consulting me or the Cabinet,' he wrote in a comment on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's Facebook page.