ISLAMABAD : Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem has said that Indian spy and agent of intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Kulbhushan Jadhav has not been pardoned for his involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan through ordinance. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly (NA) on Friday, the minister said that the ordinance regarding appeal of Kulbhushan Jadhav was presented as per the verdict of International Court of Justice (ICJ). He said that being a responsible state Pakistan has promulgated an Ordinance to give effect to International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment in Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav case. “India wanted to move against Pakistan in UNSC, if Islamabad fails to fulfill its international duties as per ICJ verdict,” he said. He suggested not to do politics on sensitive security related matters. The sentence of Indian spy has not been overturned, neither the government facilitating Jadhav, he added. He said that Jadhav had been arrested on March 3, 2016 and was not provided consular access until India moved ICJ over the issue. The reaction came a day after a rumpus erupted in an NA session when the law ministry tabled an ordinance regarding appeal of Kulbhushan Jadhav under Article 89 of the Constitution. Responding to a question in the National Assembly during the Question Hour, Minister for Communication and Postal Services Murad Saeed said that youth can also apply for loan to set up Utility Stores under Kamyab Jawan Programme. He said that 50,000 new Utility Stores Corporation (USC) outlets will be set up across the country to provide essential food items to the people at affordable prices. He said that the government is taking all necessary measures to control unnecessary increase in the prices of edible and common use items so that the common many may not face undue inflationary pressure. He said inflation has declined from 14.6 percent in January this year to 8.6 percent in June this year due to proactive policy and administrative measures of the government. Replying to another question, Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce Aliya Hamza said the government has taken several steps to increase exports. She said trade between Norway and Pakistan is picking gradually and the balance is in favour of Pakistan.
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