Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said at his weekly briefing that the submissions of both sides in the ICJ have completed and now the formal hearing will begin.
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on January 23 gave a timeline to both Pakistan and India for filing another round of memorials in the case.
Pakistan Army spokesman said on Monday that the mercy petition of Jadhav was still pending with Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawad Bajwa.
India had moved the ICJ in May last after Jadhav was sentenced. A 10-member bench of the ICJ on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.
47-year-old Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.
Pakistan said it was still awaiting India’s response on access to 13 officials to corroborate information in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. A source in New Delhi said among the officials whom Pakistan sought access were National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and a former RAW chief.
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: “The Court fixed 17 April 2018 and 17 July 2018 as the respective time-limits for the filing of these written pleadings,” said the statement issued last week.
“Those who talk of changing mindset need to look within, at their own record of subversion against my country as our capture of an Indian spy has proven beyond doubt,” Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi told the members of the UN Security Council, without naming Jadhav.
MEA said the focus of the “operational-level talks” was “cross-border terror” and ways to ensure elimination of terrorism from the region.
Hours after Pakistan’s foreign ministry released the video, New Delhi said Islamabad’s “propagandistic exercises” have “no credibility”, and said it was “absurd” that a “captive under duress is certifying his own welfare”.
In the new video, Jadhav made several incredulous claims and even accused Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh of threatening his mother Avanti and his wife Chetna during their visit to Islamabad.
Kulbhushan Jadhav claimed that Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh allegedly threatened his mother Avanti and wife Chetna during their visit to Islamabad.
In the latest “propaganda” video, Kulbhushan Jadhav claimed he heard Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh, who was accompanying his family, screaming at his mother and wife.
“Lists of 250 civilian prisoners and 94 fishermen were handed over to Pakistan,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.
“…your words touched the chords of my heart and as a person who has seen the miseries of jail life, I could envisage the tribulation Jadhav’s wife and mother had to go through,” he said.