Will present evidence on Kulbhushan Jadhav before ICJ: Pakistan

Pakistan has declared Jadhav to be a Indian agent and spy, and a military court has sentenced him to death.

By: ANI | Islamabad | Published:May 29, 2017 1:17 pm
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Pakistan’s Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf has said that Islamabad will be presenting all evidences before the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Pakistan has declared Jadhav to be a Indian agent and spy, and a military court has sentenced him to death.

“We have important information against him,” Attorney General Ausaf told a private news channel over the weekend. He said Pakistan’s stance on the issue has not beenm rejected by the ICJ, and the court’s verdict of May 18 should only be seen as an interim one and not as a defeat or a victory for any country.

Replying to a question, Attorney General Ausaf said Pakistan saw itself as a responsible country that would not violate international laws, but also would never compromise on matters of national security or integrity.

Attorney General Ausaf said he would take guidelines from the National Security Committee (NSC) on the Kulbhushan Jadhav matter. He said Pakistan was satisfied over the matter of arresting and punishing the former Indian naval officer. He justified the decision of handing down the death sentence to Jadhav.

Last week, Pakistan requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to expedite the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, whose execution was stayed by the court on May 18.

The Express Tribune had reported that the Foreign Office had sent a letter to the ICJ’s registrar, expressing Pakistan’s desire for a quick hearing, preferably over the next few weeks.

The request was made in view of the upcoming elections for ICJ judges, scheduled to be held in November. It is believed that the ICJ might resume the hearing of the case in October, the daily quoted sources, as saying.

The federal government has not taken any decision as yet about replacing originally selected counsel Khawar Quraishi, saying that his performance was satisfactory and that he had raised all (relevant) legal points during the hearing on May 18.

Jadhav has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court for spying for India. Pakistan has also denied consular access to him on 16 different occasions, a point highlighted by the Indian team during the hearing before the ICJ bench.

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    Gangu Radhakishan
    May 30, 2017 at 12:45 am
    India and Pak should resolve the Kashmir terrorism and borders issues as early as possible at the highest ethical standards. Innocents should not be punished as their families have severe sufferings and pain.
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      kaladadkalimata
      May 29, 2017 at 11:49 pm
      Pak set free one convicted hindu satan spy before not second time . he will be hanged for sure
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        Kamal Pasha
        May 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm
        Rest ured, all Indians , that Jadhsv is goining to stay rest of his life in jail. That is what Modi wanted, ask Jadhav and he would have preferred hanging and done with it.
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          Damodar
          May 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm
          Did Mr. Modi personally talk to you about his wanting Mr. Jadhav be sent to prison for life? Please stop useless speculations.
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          S/Major/Hony Lt
          May 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm
          Some how stan wants to send innocent Kulbhushan Jadav to noose. They are bent up on fabricating what ever evidence it needs to hook Jadav. Stan is forgetting that the repercussion would too severe from Jadav's country. We need a chance to pulverise Stan.
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            kaladadkalimata
            May 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm
            had pak said they had "surgical Strike" fabrication come from hindu satan the liar
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              Kamal Pasha
              May 30, 2017 at 12:23 pm
              S/Major/General/Field Marshal : Will the repercussion be Surgical?
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