The mercy plea of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, languishing in Pakistan prison on spying charges, is still pending with the Pakistan Army chief for adjudication.

India had moved the Hague-based ICJ in May last after Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism. A 10-member bench of the ICJ on May 18 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

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Pakistan Army spokesman said that the mercy petition of Jadhav was still pending with Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawad Bajwa.

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