Pakistan's highest court has rejected an appeal from an Indian national seeking a review of his 1991 death sentence on terrorism charges.
A three-member panel of the Supreme Court reached its verdict after Sarabjit Singh's lawyer failed to appear.
Sarabjit Singh was convicted and put on death row for his alleged role in a series of bombings in 1990 that killed some 14 people across Punjab province. His family in India insists he is an innocent farmer from an Indian village near the Pakistani border. They say he accidentally crossed the border into Pakistan while drunk. Pakistani officials maintain he was an Indian spy.
His execution was scheduled for last year, but was suspended after appeals from his family and top Indian officials.
The ruling comes as top Pakistani and Indian officials have recently resumed high-level talks following the elevated tensions over the Mumbai terrorist attacks.