Third Consular access to Jadhav


PAKISTAN on Friday offered India a third consular access to convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in a matter of a few days after the second consular access when the Indian diplomats in a shocking manner left without meeting and hearing Jadhav. Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui was quoted as saying that the third consular access will be without the presence of security personnel.
Indeed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its judgment had directed Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav but this goodwill gesture of providing immediate consular access and that too without the presence of security personnel is not understandable. Jadhav is on a death row and he is person who confessed of masterminding several terrorist attacks in Pakistan that claimed lives of scores of people. Then, the very hostile and aggressive posture of Indian government towards Pakistan is also before everybody which, in fact, never misses any opportunity to malign and target us. In this context this very decision raises many questions as to why so much favour is being showered on the convicted Jadhav. Is it because of some external pressure? In our view, time has come to take a final decision about the future of Jadhav. If Jadhav or his government does not file a review petition against the death sentence in Islamabad High Court as per the ordinance passed by the government, he must immediately be hanged to teach a lesson to India to stop perpetrating terrorism on Pakistani soil through proxies. Prime Minister Imran Khan whilst speaking in the National Assembly himself declared the Indian involvement in the stock exchange attack. Hence, showing any leniency and mercy to Jadhav will amount to further emboldening India and its intelligence agency RAW. There is no doubt that India is the biggest terrorist in this part of the world and our efforts should be directed towards unmasking its real face before the whole world.

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