Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria. (Photo: AP)
Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had no jurisdiction to hear the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav as it pertained to the security of Pakistan.
Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, "Pakistan’s reply to the ICJ was submitted in line with Article 36 of the United Nations Charter, explaining that Pakistan, in some issues, does not recognise the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice."
Addressing a weekly media briefing, Mr Zakaria said: "India weaved a humanitarian angle in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case to divert the world’s attention from his real actions: fomenting terrorism inside Pakistan. After India stood exposed in state-sponsored terrorism and financing terrorism, it tried to divert attention from presenting the Kulbhushan Jadhav case with a humanitarian angle."
The spokesperson said Pakistan’s stance on the alleged Research and Analysis Wing agent was very clear.
"It is a matter of national security and we will not compromise on it," the spokesperson added.