Pakistan Army close to a decision on the mercy petition of Kulbhushan Jadhav

Vastavam web:The Pakistan Army today said it is close to a decision on the mercy petition of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a military court on charges of spying.Jadhav, a 46-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was in April sentenced to death by Pakistan’s Field General Court Martial on charges of his alleged “involvement in espionage and sabotage activities” against Pakistan.
Jadhav in June had sought clemency from the Pakistan Army chief over the death sentence after his plea to an appellate court was rejected.
Under the law, he is eligible to appeal for clemency to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and if rejected, subsequently to the Pakistan President.India has accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by repeatedly denying consular access to Jadhav.In a hearing of the case on May 18, a 10-member bench of the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav.