IHC adjourns Kulbhushan Jadhav case until October 5
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has adjourned the hearing of case regarding Indian spy-terrorist Kulbhushan Jadhav till October 5, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court on Tuesday adjourned the case without any hearing as Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Javed submitted an application to put off the case.
The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice pleaded to postpone the case hearing on providing lawyer to the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Earlier, the IHC issued notice to Barrister Shah Nawaz Noon, advocate of Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad to appear before the court.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had recently said that the government is acting upon the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and accused the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) of botching the Jadhav case.
Qureshi said that the government gave consular access to the captured Indian spy, who was serving in Indian Navy and was a RAW operative before his capture, in line with the directives of the ICJ verdict. He hoped that the decision would lead us to success in the International Court.
He said that India did not want us to give its intelligence operative consular access. “India wants to take the Jadhav case back to ICJ and wants to spoil the case,” Mr Qureshi maintained.
In 2019, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, rejected all remedies sought by India, which included the annulment of the military court decision convicting Jadhav, restricting Pakistan from executing the sentence, securing Jadhav's release and ordering his return to India.
ICJ also directed that Jadhav be allowed consular access immediately and asked Pakistan to ensure “effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences”.
Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani