The move comes after Pakistan court ordered the Pakistan government to give 'another chance' to India to appoint a counsel for the death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The Pakistan government, in a petition, asked the Islamabad High Court to appoint a legal representative for Kulbhushan Jadhav so that it can fulfil its responsibility to see to the implementation of the ICJ’s decision.
The External Affairs Ministry said the consular officers could not engage Kulbhushan Jadhav on his legal rights and were prevented from obtaining his written consent for arranging his legal representation.
Kulbhushan Jadhav has decided to go ahead with his pending mercy plea.
Harish Salve was the lead counsel for India in the Jadhav case at the ICJ which had last year ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to the retired naval officer.
The three convicts who approached the ICJ are Akshay, Pawan and Vinay.
The ICJ also ordered Myanmar to report to them in four months on what measures the country has taken to comply with the order.
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In a major victory for India, the ICJ had ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav.
The MEA, in a statement, said it awaits a comprehensive report on the meeting from the Charge d’ Affaires based on which it will decide the further course of action.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage and terrorism' in April 2017.
India, meanwhile, has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter
India sent a communication to Pakistan on Thursday, three days after it offered New Delhi consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on Friday.
'We said (earlier) that consular access will be given and (now) work has been started on that,' Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal told reporters during his weekly media briefing Islamabad.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017 following which India had moved the International Court of Justice, seeking a stay on his death sentence and further remedies.
The ICJ judgement is a complete vindication of India's position on the matter, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
Making a statement in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the verdict the International Court of Justice is not only a vindication for Jadhav but also for all those who believe in the rule of law.
If at all, the verdict interpreted differently in the two countries across the border could harden the position of the two South Asian neighbours further.
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