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Pakistan can not execute Indian national Jadhav until it makes a final decision in the proceedings of the case, the ICJ said.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Aziz had said that when it comes to cases involving the death penalty, the worldwide court has always given a stay order.

He said India had provided robust proof of continuous violation of VCCA by Pakistan in repeatedly denying India consular access to Jadhav, when he was in detention, when he was put to trial and even after he was convicted and condemned.

The advisor said that Kulbhushan Jadhav was using fake passport in Pakistan and was involved in numerous subversive activities to destabilize Pakistan. The Attorney General said the country's defence against India s case before the ICJ was prepared by the government in consultation with all stakeholders, including the military establishment, Geo TV reported. He said the ICJ had a tradition of ruling against death penalty.

This will be possible by considering the Articles (e) and (i) of Pakistan's declaration in United Nations which was sent to the intergovernmental organization in March this year.

"We have played into Pakistan's hands, and given it a handle to open up many other issues. He was sentenced according to the country's law", Aziz said while addressing the media in Islamabad.

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Talking about the visit of Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal, Aziz said that it was a private visit and there was no need for Foreign Office to issue a statement on the issue. There is really no clarity what he meant by that, but it seems there is internal difference when it comes in regard of handling of Jadhav's case. "If the Army chief said that he provided the lawyer for the Jadhav case and then any criticism directed at him is baseless", Geo News quoted Sadiq, as saying.

Sartaj Aziz also blamed Pakistan's loss at the world court on "paucity of time", and said Pakistan will strengthen its legal team for the next time.

He said Pakistan was considering providing strong evidence against Jadhav in the ICJ to prove his involvement in "terrorist" activities.

Leader of Opposition Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, who belongs to Imran Khan's Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI), on Friday tabled the resolution in the Punjab Assembly, alleging that the Sharif Government caused "diplomatic embarrassment" to Pakistan in Jadhav's case at the ICJ.

He added that Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal's visit to Pakistan had nothing to do with the case. Pakistan's stance at the ICJ would be based along these lines, he told reporters.

He pointed out that there exists a bilateral pact on consular access between Pakistan and India since 2008 and added that article 6 of the pact exclusively relates to consular access being determined on the merit of the case.

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