India: Pakistan signs agreement on 'go ion action for go ion action'

India says a diplomat in Islamabad, Pakistan, protested and was sentenced to death over allegations of conspiracy, claiming that Pakistani authorities did not respect an agreement allowing "unmasked" consular entry.

Former Indian Navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in 2016 in Balochistan, Pakistan's southwestern province, and a year later a Pakistani military court convicted and vandalized him.

India has taken the matter to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which has ordered the execution of Jadhav in 2019, as well as consular access to India.

Pakistan ordered an "effective review" of the death penalty.

The Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement on Thursday that "two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad have been granted uninterrupted and uninterrupted consular access to Commander Jadhav."

The meeting between Jadhav and Indian officials was the second after the ICJ decision.

However, consular officials withdrew after protesting that access to free talks was not allowed, as agreed with Pakistan a few days ago.

"The frightened Pakistani official was close to Jadhav and consular officials despite opposition from India," the State Department said in a statement.

Indian officials say they prevented Jadhav from obtaining written permission to arrange for the legal representation needed to review his case.

Earlier this month, Pakistan invited India to conduct a review against the death penalty in view of the ICJ decision.

In a statement from the Pakistan Foreign Office, Commander Jadhav confessed to committing terrorist activities inside Pakistan, destroying many precious human lives.

Already tense diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan, which have waged three wars, have deteriorated, with half of one's diplomatic staff expelled last month.

Islamabad has accused New Delhi of supporting separatist groups in Balochistan.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has blamed last month's attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange for launching one of the separatist groups.

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