Nawaz Sharif
In picture: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Reuters File

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday to discuss International Court of Justice's (ICJ) stay against the death sentence of Indian "spy" Kulbhushal Jadhav, according to Pak media reports.

The ICJ on Tuesday had told Pakistan to not hang Kulbhushal Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charged of promoting terrorism in its territory and allegedly spying for India's Research and Anaysis Wing (RAW).

The meeting between the leaders was the second one within a week, and sources cited by Geo News said that the PM was briefed on the ICJ order during their discussion.

The ICJ on Tuesday told Pakistan not to hang Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of promoting terrorism in its territory and spying for India.

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Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.Twitter

Reports state that General Bajwa was accompanied by Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar and finance minister Ishaq Dar was also present at the meeting.

Foreign affairs adviser to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz said he had earlier reacted to ICJ's stay order saying that the government is analysing the issue.

"We are analysing the Indian petition and the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) authority (on the case)," Aziz said.

Pakistan defence minister Khawaja Asif had also stated that India's decision to move the ICJ to stop Jadhav's hanging was an attempt to divert attention from "state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan".

Asif tweeted: "Indian letter to ICJ attempt to divert attention from state-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan. Kulbushan convicted of offences against national security."