LAHORE – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has submitted a resolution in Punjab Assembly against the stay of International Court of Justice in an Indian spy’s case.
Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed submitted a condemning motion in the House, maintaining that the ICJ’s decision is an intervention in Pakistan’s internal affairs.
It would be “foolish to accept” the UN court’s jurisdiction in the case of Indian spy, the resolution states.
It added that the court’s rejection of Pakistan’s objection to the Indian appeal shows government’s diplomatic weakness.
The UN’s top court on Thursday announced its ruling on an urgent bid by India to stop Pakistan from executing a death sentence for Jadhav, one of its nationals convicted of spying and subversive activities in Pakistan.
Following the announcement, Pakistan’s foreign office said the International Court of Justice does not have jurisdiction to stay Indian spy Kalbhusan Jadhav’s execution, who was sentenced to death by a military court earlier this year.
“This is a matter of national security. Pakistan does not accept the ICJ’s jurisdiction in the case of Indian spy Kalbsuhan Jhadav,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated during weekly news briefing in Islamabad.