Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan said his government will proceed “as per law” in the case of a retired Indian Navy commander facing the death penalty in his country, despite the ICJ ordering an “effective review and reconsideration.”

“Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India,” Khan tweeted on Wednesday evening. “He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.”

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of former Indian Navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, convicted of espionage and sabotage by Pakistan in 2017.

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However, the ICJ rejected India’s proposed annulment of the military court’s decision convicting Jadhav, as well as his release and safe passage to India. (RT)