Pakistan News Service

Saturday Feb 22, 2020, Jumada-al-thani 27, 1441 Hijri
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

Shahid Khaqan to decide about Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav

07 December, 2017

  Related News  
Imran Khan distributed loan cheques under Kamyab Jawan Programme
PTI govt to face all challenges coming its way: Imran khan
  More on this View All

ISLAMABAD: As the deadline for furnishing Pakistan’s response before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is approaching, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is expected to preside over a meeting on Thursday (today) to finalise Islamabad’s memorial to India’s claim on the conviction of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The ICJ — a world court seized with an Indian complaint on the conviction of the Indian spy — had set a deadline of Dec 13 for Pakistan to submit its pleas and counter-arguments.

After the submission of the counter-memorial, the date for final proceedings may be decided — which is expected to be scheduled for February or March.

An informed source said the prime minister was expected to receive a briefing on the efforts made by the principal offices, including the attorney general office, the Foreign Office and other stakeholders in formalising a robust reply to be advanced by Islamabad refuting all allegations levelled by India.

Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi, who pleaded Pakistan’s case at the initial stage, is expected to reach Islamabad to attend Thursday’s briefing.

In its written pleadings, India accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by not giving consular access to Jadhav, arguing that the convention did not restrict access to an individual arrested on allegation of espionage.

On May 18, the ICJ through an interim order had stayed Jadhav’s execution after which the Foreign Office communicated to it that Pakistan had instructed all relevant departments to give effect to the order of the world court.

Jadhav, who was captured in Balochistan in March 2016, was awarded death sentence earlier this year by Field General Court Martial after he admitted his involvement in espionage and fomenting terrorism in Pakistan. Islamabad has already offered the Indian side to arrange a meeting between Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds.

In October, Pakistan had formally communicated about its designation of former chief justice of the Supreme Court Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani to be its judge ad hoc.

Soon after a meeting with ICJ President Ronny Abraham and delegations of Pakistan and India in the Netherlands on June 8, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali had informed the world court about Pakistan’s intention of appointing judge ad hoc to be a part of the ICJ bench for all proceedings, including substantive hearing in the Jadhav case.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites