Pakistan govt wants ICJ to rehear Kulbhushan Jadhav case amid anger at home

Sartaj Aziz

Latest News – Pakistan on Friday filed a plea in the ICJ for it to rehear within six weeks the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, after the government was slammed by the opposition for “mishandling” the case at the world court.

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said Islamabad, with a new team of lawyers, will put forward its case vigorously in the International Court of Justice against letting off Jadhav on India’s plea.
“Pakistan was set to re-challenge the jurisdiction of the ICJ after it granted injunction on Thursday on an Indian plea to stay Jadhav’s execution,” Dunya News reported.

According to law, Jadhav can challenge till the end of Saturday his death sentence in an appellate court. A military court sentenced him to death on April 10 on spying and terrorism charges.

Aziz maintained that the ICJ did not order Pakistan to provide consular access to Jadhav, but has merely put forward an opinion. He said a decision to provide consular access to Jadhav is yet to be made.

“Pakistan’s security is so important and we have to maintain our fundamental sovereign right,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan government came under attack from (Read More)

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