01/08/2019 4:34 PM IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: India Evaluating Pakistan's Offer Of Consular Access

MEA said it has received a proposal from Pakistan and is evaluating it in the light of the ICJ verdict.

Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan, will be granted consular access by Friday, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday, reported PTI.

“Pakistan is awaiting Indian response after it formally informed the Indian High Commission,” Faisal said at the weekly media briefing, reported PTI.

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Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said India has received the proposal from Pakistan and is evaluating it in light of the ICJ judgment. 

Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017 following which India had moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking a stay on his death sentence and further remedies.

Pakistan’s move comes two weeks after the ICJ ordered Islamabad to undertake an “effective review and reconsideration” of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and also to grant consular access to India without further delay.

(With PTI inputs)

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