“It is a big victory for Pakistan”; says Asif Ghafoor

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ISLAMABAD:Following the ICJ verdict, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, while speaking to ARY News, congratulated the nation on “the success achieved” and lauded the efforts made by the legal team and the Foreign Office which represented Pakistan.

“For the verdict to be upheld by an international court where there is no concept of capital punishment is a big victory for Pakistan. And for them to say that the review and reconsideration can be done by means of our own choosing is great validation for our judicial system,” he said.

“Pakistan will follow the law,” he said, reiterating Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s statement on the way forward in the case.

“It’s another Feb 27 for India; they have been surprised again. They thought that the kind of political capital they have, they can manipulate justice too but that did not happen,” said Maj Gen Ghafoor.

He went on to say that India’s “false narratives continue” and that “after this verdict they are practically certified to have undertaken state-sponsored terrorism and the world has seen what their role in Pakistan has been.”

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday welcomed the ruling of International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav case which vindicated Pakistan’s stance regarding involvement of a serving Indian army officer in the espionage and terrorism activities in the country.

Addressing a press conference after the ICJ announced its findings at the Peace Palace The Hague, the minister said today’s ruling had not accepted Indian stance and its pray for the release of its spy.

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