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ICJ to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Feb 18

ICJ to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Feb 18
February 14, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav case was fixed for hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on February 18. Ahead of Kulbhushan Jadhav case, a Pakistani delegation comprising high level officials of Ministry of Foreign and Law will leave for The Hague. An Indian team will present its arguments on the case from February 18, while the Pakistani team will be given a chance to present their case on February 20. It was also reported that the Pakistani lawyers will submit their statement in response to India’s arguments on February 21. Attorney General and officials of Ministry of Law and Foreign Affairs will also attend the hearing. Former chief justice Tasadduq Jillani will perform his duties as adhoc judge, while Pakistan will respect the decision of the International Court of Justice. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will take up the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a military court on spying charges. “The ICJ will hear the case on daily basis for a week during February 19 to February 25, 2019.” In July, Pakistan Foreign Office’s Director in India Dr Fareha Bugti had submitted the 400-page document as Pakistan’s second rejoinder to India’s last reply on April 17. The rejoinder was prepared by a team of experts led by Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan. India had moved the ICJ in May 2017 after Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage. A 10-member bench of the international court on May 18 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.
Shah Mahmood hopeful of justice in Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that he is hopeful of getting justice from the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case as they have concrete proofs. Talking to the media on Thursday, he said that they will have to make some bitter decisions under the guidance of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the nation should be ready for it. The minister said that they want cooperation of other parties for creating the Southern Punjab province. He resolved to raise reservations of the people about blasphemous sketches across the world, including the United Nations. “The people of Pakistan and India have rendered a lot of sacrifices. Both countries will have to think about resolution of the issues. There has been no foreign minister in the country for four and a half years,” he said. Shah Mahmood said that they will place the destination of the manifesto in the 100-day plan. “We will tell the people what our manifesto is and how we want to advance,” he said.