Parliament passes bill in favour of Kulbhushan, Bilawal to challenge in SC
November 18, 2021 05:57 AM
A joint session of the parliament held on Wednesday passed the controversial bill of giving the right to appeal to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with the majority.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the bill in favour of the Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav was moved by Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem in the House.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with other opposition parties leaders and members strongly reacted to the bill and announced that they would challenge the legislation in the Supreme Court after legal consultancy with their lawyers.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) had asked the Pakistani government to give a proper forum to Indian terrorist Kulbhushan for appeal against his death sentence from the military tribunal on April 10, 2017.
India knocked on the door of ICJ on May 08, 2017, against Kulbhushan’s death sentence terming it against the Vienna Convention.
On July 17, 2019, the ICJ had given the verdict that Kulbhushan had a right to consular access and requested Pakistan to provide him with a right of appeal and reconsider his sentence.