PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto has slammed the PTI-led government for enacting an ordinance to “facilitate” Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who had been granted third consular access today.
The PPP chair was referring to The International Court of Justice Review and Reconsideration Ordinance 2020 that had been enacted after the International Court of Justice’s decision to allow Jadhav to appeal for mercy.
Pakistan had, on May 20, enacted the ICJ Review and Reconciliation Ordinance, under which a review petition may be submitted to the IHC within 60 days of the legislation coming into effect.
Jadhav had been offered the chance on June 17, 2020, but he had refused to avail it.
“The ordinance was introduced to facilitate Kulbushan. Despite the expiry of the ordinance’s time period and the regular meetings of the Senate and NA, it was never presented [in the house],” Bilawal said while addressing a press conference in Sukkur on Friday.
The PPP chair demanded that PTI inform the nation as to why the ordinance was not presented in either, the lower or the upper house.
Bilawal, calling for the government’s accountability in the matter, warned that “this will not be forgiven” and that it was another reason for the incumbent premier to step down from his position.