“We will provide all support to him and his family. The country is doing all that can be done to secure his release,” said Lanba.
Jadhav’s case is the latest flash-point in the tensions between Pakistan and India. The two countries last faced off at the ICJ 18 years ago when Islamabad sought its intervention over the shooting down of its naval aircraft.
Qadir Baloch also said that the Foreign office was trying to obtain ‘solid evidence’ to solve the case. The ministry has also asked the Nepalese government to get in touch with the three Indians who are said to have received Habib at the Kathmandu airport.
On May 18, the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing Kulbhushan Jadhav who was convicted of espionage and sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court after a secret trial.
The spokesperson said India had failed despite reminders to provide information sought on January 23 by Islamabad on the basis of Jadhav’s confession of spying and fomenting terror in Pakistan. He termed the ICJ stay on Jadhav’s hanging as “nothing but usual”.
India approached the ICJ citing that it had been repeatedly denied consular access to Jadhav in violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention. The attorney-general also briefed the participants of the meeting about the Pakistan government’s strategy for the case.
The Hague-based International Court of Justice stayed Jadhav’s execution on May 18 but it has to decide the issue of jurisdiction in the case, Pakistani officials said.
Pakistan has declared Jadhav to be a Indian agent and spy, and a military court has sentenced him to death.
On the reports emerging from Pakistan quoting a former Pakistani army officer that Jadhav was arrested from Iran, Baglay said the government has been saying since last year that he had been kidnapped from Iran.
Pakistan has condemned the honouring of Indian Army officer Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a civilian in Kashmir to a vehicle and used him as human shield.
In Jadhav case, ICJ shows creativity by balancing its powers with principle of state sovereignty and consent
The Express Tribune has reported that the Foreign Office has sent a letter to the ICJ’s registrar, expressing Pakistan’s desire for a quick hearing, preferably over the next few weeks.
The Ministry of External Affairs has maintained that Kashmir is an issue of ‘terrorism’ and that India wants to resolve it bilaterally with Pakistan.
Qureshi criticised the Indian government and the media for running a vicious and baseless campaign against him
Radio Pakistan, quoted the National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as saying that the government and Pakistan Army will jointly fight the case.