Govt denies promulgating ordinance to provide Jadhav reprieve

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday rejected promulgating any secret any ordinance to offer Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav reprieve.

“The spokesperson of the Ministry of Law and Justice has denied the allegations that secretly an ordinance with a view to give reprieve to the Indian Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was promulgated by the federal government, without taking the country or the Parliament into confidence with a malafide intent,” checked out a declaration released by the Ministry of Law and Justice.

The declaration comes a day after Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari implicated the federal government of promulgating an ordinance to help with Jadhav.

“What is this secret Kulbhushan Jadhav ordinance introduced by our selected government without taking the country or parliament into confidence,” he had actually composed.

According to a news release provided by the Law and Justice Ministry, the ICJ had actually advised Pakistan in its July, 2019 judgement to provide Leader Jadhav an “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence”.

Indian Navy officer Jadhav was jailed on charges of espionage in Balochistan in March 2016 and sentenced to death by a military court a year later on.

“In order to comply with the directions of the ICJ, the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated to provide an effective mechanism of review and reconsideration to Commander Jadhav, of Pakistan’s own choice,” stated journalism release.

Journalism release stated that the Post 89 of Pakistan’s Constitution enables the president to promote any ordinance when the parliament is not is session.


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