Will try Jadhav as per our laws: Pakistan home ministry

On Thursday, the ICJ unanimously stayed Pakistan's execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav until it rules on the merits of the case. "Thus, the government should not get over excited over the ICJ order and remember that worries won't end till Kulbhushan Jadhav is brought back safely", the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece "Saamana". "The judge mentioned that and in that same order, he has talked about consular access", Jha told ANI.

Stung by the adverse verdict at the ICJ, Pakistan is also considering the option of dragging India to the ICJ over the Kashmir dispute.

"We can reduce our diplomatic relations, and reduce people to people contacts. We can give them refuge here", Jha said.

Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said Islamabad, with a new team of lawyers, will put forward its case vigorously in the International Court of Justice against letting off Jadhav on India's plea.

He said Pakistan has given shelter to many "so-called Islamic terror groups" and that it should first state which portion of the Holy Quran says that terror be spread. India moved to ICJ regarding the matter after Pakistan denied consular access to Jadhav after repeated requests.

Jadhav was reportedly arrested from Pakistan's Balochistan province on March 3, 2016.

The arrest comes amid a bitter fight between the two nations over Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court. He has been booked for illegal entry and stay in the country under the Foreigners Act 1946 and sent to jail on judicial remand, the daily added. He said the ICJ decision was an outcome of the Sharif-Jindal talks. "By going to the ICJ we may have opened up a Pandora's box". "Pakistan had cited the 2008 bilateral treaty to step around its obligations under VCCA, which was rejected by the ICJ", he said.

As the treasury has a majority in the House it voted against the resolution.

  • Leroy Wright