Pakistan offers India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

08:58 PM | 1 Aug, 2019
Pakistan offers India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav
ISLAMABAD - Complying with the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan has formally approached the Indian government with an offer to grant consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Detailing the offer at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said work was being done on granting consular access to Jadhav in accordance with last month's decision of the International Court of Justice.

Dr Faisal said India was informed that Jadhav could be granted consular access on August 2 (tomorrow).

On the other hand, Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar confirmed that they had received a proposal from Pakistan and were evaluating the proposal in the light of [the] ICJ judgment.

Kumar said India will maintain communication with Pakistan in this matter through diplomatic channels and added that he would not use this [media interaction] forum to dish out further details on the matter.

ICJ had, on July 17, rejected India’s request for acquittal, release and return of Commander Jadhav. However, the court asked Pakistan to provide consular access to him under the Vienna Convention.

After the verdict, Pakistan had announced that as a responsible state it would grant consular access to Jadhav according to the country’s laws.

In its verdict, the UN’s judicial organ did not accept India’s argument that Jadhav was entitled to ‘restitutio in integrum’ (restoration to original position), rejecting New Delhi's request to annul the decision of a military court.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, in a counter-intelligence operation in Pakistan's land-wise biggest province, Balochistan.

A Pakistani military court awarded him death sentence in 2017. However, ICJ stayed his execution.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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