PAKISTAN GOVT PASSES BILL TO HELP KULBHUSHAN JADHAV APPEAL AGAINST DEATH SENTENCE

The Pakistan government pushed through passing a bill to help Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav appeal against the death sentence given to him by the military court during a joint session in the parliament. Though experts say the new law wouldn’t make much of a material difference, it is in the same lines of that of the International Court of Justice (Review and Re-consideration) Act of 2021 and he can issue a proper appeal to the courts. The law also allows a  foreign national to file a petition in a High Court in the country, for review of a punishment given by the military court. 

 

The law was passed in the joint session in the Parliament that saw the opposition walk out in rage. The MPs of the opposition tore up the official papers of the bill and raised slogans against the Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet. They protested against the amendments issued on the Election Act of 2017, to allow the use of EVMs in the polls and permission for overseas citizens to vote.Law minister Farogh Naseem introduced the bill to give effect to the ICJ judgement of 2019 seeking a review to the death sentence to Jadhav. After India approached the ICJ, the court had ordered that Pakistan is ‘by any means’ obligated to provide a review to the sentence. 

 

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