ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has formally decided granting consular access to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pakistani authorities have informed Indian High Commission in this regard.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that work on granting consular access to Jadhav has been completed and actions were being taken in accordance with last month’s decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The ICJ in its ruling asked Pakistan to reassure “effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences”.
Article 36 of the Vienna Convention simply states that when a national of a foreign country is arrested, they must be informed of the right to have their country’s consulate notified and should also have the right to regular consultation with their consulate’s officials.
Pakistan had argued that Article 36 is not applicable to persons believed to be involved in spying.