ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said international court cannot halt executions in those countries where capital punishments are allowed.
Speaking to media, Aziz said that Pakistan decided to go to International Court of Justice (ICJ) for Kulbhushan Jadhav case after thorough consultation.
“Issuing stay order on execution is normal. An ad-hoc judge would have done the same,” Aziz said. He went on to say that it was impossible for Pakistan to appoint an ad-hoc judge for the case.
He added ICJ’s verdict on the case will not affect Pakistan’s position on the case.
The prime minister’s special assistant further said that the country is raising Kashmir issue on all international forums relating to United Nations.
He added that Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal’s visit to Pakistan had nothing to do with the case. “It is irresponsible to do point scoring on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case,” he said.
Answering a question, he claimed that Jindal’s mother has filed an appeal against the capital punishment.
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