Pakistan on Thursday said there was no strategy to provide India consular access for another period to Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer on death row, also insisted that Indian pilgrims employing the Kartarpur Corridor might need to pay an agency charge of $20.
India reacted to Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal’s remarks by stating it needed the complete implementation of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling granting consular access to Jadhav. India also called on Pakistan to reveal”some flexibility” about the Kartarpur corridor so it might be started in time for Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary in November.
The market happened against the background of tensions between both sides of India’s August 5 decision to reverse Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and reorganize the country into two Union Territories. India has stated the changes are an internal issue and accused Pakistan of using the Kashmir problem to back telltale terror.
Asked at a regular news briefing in Islamabad about Pakistan giving consular access to Jadhav again, spokesman Faisal stated: “There is not any other assembly planned.” He did not provide details.