Ahsan Iqbal Talks about Why Nawaz Sharif as PM Never Took Name of Kulbhushan Yadhav
- Ahsan Iqbal says it was only Nawaz Sharif who raised the issue of Indian spy KulbhushanYadhav.
- Says Nawaz Sharif made a strong statement in the International Court of Justice against KulbhushanYadhavcase.
- ICJ did not agree to India’s request that Yadhav is immediately released, instead of saying his case must be reviewed.
Ahsan Iqbal said it was Nawaz Sharif who raise the issue of Indian spy KulbhushanYadhav and that PM Imran Khan never talked about it.
The Former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif had asked to raise the issue of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav and the neighboring country’s involvement in terror activities in Balochistan.
On March 24, 2016, Pakistani security agencies had apprehended an on-duty RAW agent from Balochistan. He was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the covert agency to destabilize Pakistan.
Yadhav had links with banned organizations. He was also working on plans to break Karachi and Balochistan away from Pakistan and wanted to damage the billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
However, the Indian Ministry had said he has no connection with the government but admitted that he is a former officer of the Indian navy.
During the hearing of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav’s case, the Indian Judge had used an old interview (May 2018) of Nawaz Sharif at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) during the hearing of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav’s case.
The Indian Judge while presenting arguments in the case cleverly employed the controversial remarks of the three-time prime minister regarding the Mumbai attacks published in the newspaper as proof against Pakistan.
Ahsan Iqbal said that Nawaz Sharif made a strong statement in the case of solid evidence of spying against Kulbhushan Yadhav in the ICJ.
The ICJ accepted India’s argument that denying consular access to accused spy Kulbhushan Yadhav amounted to a breach of obligations specified under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention. The ICJ directed Pakistan to allow consular access to Yadhav and also to review and reconsider the death of the sentence awarded by Pakistan’s military court.
Moreover, the ICJ did not agree to India’s request that Yadhav is immediately released and repatriated, instead of saying his case must be reviewed. For this, most Pakistani media outlets, and the government claimed the ruling as a big win for Islamabad.
At a time when Pakistan is facing an economic crisis and needed a $6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund, it can’t ignore the directions of the ICJ judgment.