Pakistan snubs: ICJ has no jurisdiction on national security

Srinagar: Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that no institution can be a party when it comes to the country’s national security, shortly after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final decision is reached, Pakistan media reported.

The FO spokesman said that the decision to challenge the jurisdiction of the ICJ was taken after consultation with all the institutions and agencies, the reports said.

The FO has also requested access to Indian spy Jadhav’s accomplices, the report said, adding that India did not give a positive response to Pakistan’s request regarding access to Jadhav’s accomplices.

The spokesman pointed out that there exists a bilateral pact on consular access between the two countries since 2008, the report said.

Zakaria said that according to the pact’s Article six, the matter of consular access lies solely on the merit of the case, the report added.

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