Attorney general tells court such prisoners should be dealt with in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
Senators oppose the grant of such a concession to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
"India wants Pakistan to deny consular access to Jadhav so that it could have grounds to go to the ICJ," he says.
Law Minister Farogh Nasim said the bill was being passed in light of the verdict of the International Court of Justice.
IHC CJ expresses surprise over question of legitimacy by Indian HC that secured release of five prisoners from same court.
The court lacks jurisdiction to review the Jadhav case, says counsel for Indian High Commission.
Further hearing in this matter has been adjourned till April 18.
Another Indian spy will be released through the Wagah border on Jan 22, deputy attorney general informs court.
The IHC has sought a report from the attorney general by the next hearing on January 14.
Pakistan has made an offer of consular access for a third time to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, says the FO spokesperson.
Indian authorities insist they have been denied "meaningful" consular access to the detained spy, attorney general tells IHC.
“Pakistan is neither a banana republic nor a rogue state and wants to comply [with] all international laws," says Farogh Naseem.
“Protecting the right to a fair trial of Commander Jadhav is of paramount importance," says IHC.
“Our understanding is that India is making every possible effort to frustrate Pakistan’s efforts," says FO spokesperson.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson says India is in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels on the issue.
Court asks govt to again approach New Delhi, Jadhav for appointment of defence counsel.
Govt is seeking appointment of state counsel for Jadhav to implement ICJ verdict regarding his conviction.
Defence secretary, GHQ’s judge advocate general impleaded as respondents.
FO spokesperson reiterates offer to file an appeal in IHC against Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor dismisses speculation regarding changes to Pakistan Army Act (PAA) as "incorrect".
"The ICJ has already rejected requests of India for annulment of his conviction, acquittal, release and return."
New Delhi alleges that Pakistan was pressurising Jadhav to "parrot a false narrative" to help its case.
The Foreign Office has stated that consular access was allowed under Vienna Convention, ICJ verdict and Pakistani laws.
India says it is evaluating the proposal in the light of the ICJ judgement, will "maintain communication with Pakistan".
It is now time for diplomacy to take centre stage in Pakistan-India relations.
Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.
"He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan," says PM Imran.
Vienna Convention doesn’t apply to spies, according to ICJ’s ad hoc judge.
Conviction, sentence of Jadhav cannot be regarded as violation of Article 36 of Vienna Convention, ICJ rules.
Dawn.com recaps developments that occurred between the Indian spy's arrest in March 2016 and the upcoming ICJ verdict.