No Nawaz no.
Former Indian Naval Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military Court for espionage and terrorism in 2017 and the two countries are currently fighting a legal battle over it at the ICJ
The case is an important one for both countries, especially because it comes at a time of tense relationships between them.
In the most recent session at ICJ, India’s lawyer presented the judge with an interview snippet of Nawaz Sharif.
In an interview to a leading Pakistani publication, Nawaz Sharif had stated that Pakistan did have a hand in the Mumbai attack. Nawaz’s statement of Pakistan being involved with the Mumbai attacks had caused a lot of hue and cry back when this happened. A case was also registered against Sharif as well as the journalist who had taken that infamous interview with him.
And now that tensions between Pakistan and India are at a high following the Pulwama attack, this could have not been used at a worse time.
Pakistanis have not been taking this knowledge lightly and have started to call Nawaz Sharif a traitor for speaking against the welfare of the country.
Nawaz Sharif will be written as a traitor in the history.A 3 times elected Prime Minister whose statement was presented as an evidence againt Pakistan in international court of justice by the enemy country India in Kulbhushan case. #KulbhushanJadhavCase #IndianOccupiedKashmir pic.twitter.com/ns1wfzyWAb
— Mohammad Imran (@ImranPTI87) February 21, 2019
We said it then. We say it now. The statement was wrong. The timing was wrong. The intent even more.
See what are the consequences now! India uses former PM Nawaz Sharif statement in its defence at @CIJ_ICJ #KulbhushanJadhavCase pic.twitter.com/gs7Ahrvl19
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) February 21, 2019
— Aima Baig (@imtheaimabaig) February 21, 2019
— Malik Minhaj (@malikminhajkhan) February 21, 2019
And instead of hanging this 'traitor' we are providing him with
elite jail and health facility, this is kind of a reality check that how weak our state institution are that they can't punish an economic terrorists like him bcz of whom 1/2😑 #NawazSharif #KulbhushanJadhavCase pic.twitter.com/MfeEoffJTw
— Layth jadwal jasim ahmed (@Osman99937498) February 21, 2019
— Imran Nasir (@imrannasir59) February 21, 2019
Its so embarrassing to call him our 3 time Prime Minister. He had left no stone unturned in devastating & libeling Pakistan in front of the whole world.
He deserves no mercy and must be declared as traitor.
اپنے ہی گراتے ہیں نشیمن پہ بجلیاں… #NawazSharif #KulbhushanJadhavCase pic.twitter.com/F1GSbQ4I7q
— Saira Anwer (@SairaAnwer1) February 21, 2019
The Pulwama attack was a tragic loss felt by both sides of the border. It is clear to everyone that this violence will not cease until and unless we as neighboring nations are able to sit and make decisions to benefit and save the lives of both Pakistan and India.
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Cover photo source: @BBC/@imtheaimabaig Via Twitter