Kulbhushan Jadhav providing ‘crucial intelligence’ on terror attacks: Pakistan

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.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published: May 30, 2017 11:51 am
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Pakistan has claimed that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court, was providing “crucial intelligence” about the recent terrorist attacks in the country.

“Jadhav continues to provide crucial intelligence with regard to recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told Dawn News in an interview.

However, Zakaria did not elaborate on the details of the intelligence being provided by Jadhav.

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.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf told Dawn News that Pakistan had enough evidence to prove that Jadhav was a “spy”.

Ausaf said Pakistan has information on Jadhav that could not be disclosed due to security reasons.

“The evidence would only be presented before the ICJ once it resumes the hearing,” he said.

Ausaf said the ICJ’s ‘procedural order’ of May 18 was neither Pakistan’s defeat nor India’s success and emphasised that when the case re-starts, “Pakistan would be on solid ground to win”.

Responding to a question regarding the constitution of a new legal team, Ausaf said that there were no plans to change the team. However, he said it would be “expanded”.

When asked why he did not represent Pakistan at the May 15 hearing at the ICJ, Ausaf claimed that he “knew prior to the judgement that the ICJ is going to announce the provisional order”.

Jadhav, 46, was last month sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “involvement in espionage and sabotage activities” against the country.

The ICJ on May 18 stayed the execution of Jadhav.

The ruling triggered criticism of the Pakistan Foreign Office for its “poor handling” and also for its choice of attorney Khawar Qureshi, who presented Pakistan’s case before the ICJ.

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  1. Damodar Biswal
    May 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    So, stan admits that it is a terror producing country.
    1. S
      May 30, 2017 at 2:59 pm
      This disgusting den of terrorism, the cradle of its world-wide attacks are trying everything in their nal for the world to pay heed to them - and the result is - they don't even get get a mention even in their backyard - Saudi Arabia. Ignored completely. You know why ? Because they are the biggest bunch of liars the world has ever seen.
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        Sanjeev Nanda
        May 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm
        Is this anything new that stan will go to any length to frame a story and put in its best effort to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav? What more to expect from country that relies on terrorists to spread terror in India? India needs to stop playing the blame game and do something to treat these b tards a lesson.
        1. Rajput King
          May 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm
          Sanjeev Nanda you are correct We hindustani can not expect anything else or more from country like Pak which relies in terrorist to spread terror in our peaceful nation. s are devils in face of human.
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          Alok Barthwal
          May 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm
          Bast porkies. They would never speak truth. What information can a imprisoned man give. This shows that the porkis ought to be annihilated from this world.
          1. G
            May 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm
            Then why hang him you s . Give him the highest honour.
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