Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said that Pakistan will proceed further “as per law” in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case after the ICJ ordered an “effective review and reconsideration” of his conviction and sentence by a Pakistani military court.
Reacting for the first time to the verdict, Khan tweeted: “Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release and return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.”
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said “Jadhav shall remain in Pakistan. He shall be treated in accordance with the laws of Pakistan.
“This is a victory for Pakistan,” he claimed. He said India wanted acquittal of Jadhav, but that was not accepted. “They wanted (his) release, that’s not been accepted. They wanted (his) return, that has been rejected,” he said. “If they still want to claim victory…. Good Luck!” he tweeted.