IHC to hear govt’s plea about Kulbhushan Jadhav on Aug 3
A divisional bench headed by Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Gull Hassan has been constituted to hear the federal government's request to appoint a legal representative for Indian Navy active spy-terrorist Kulbhushan Yadav as per the International Court of Justice (ICJ) requirements, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
In the petition, the federation has been made a party through Secretary Defence and Judge Advocate General Branch GHQ.
The TV channel reported that the Indian spy-terrorist now in Pakistan’s custody since March 3, 2016, refused to file a petition against his death sentence by a military court.
The petition stated that India has also refused to avail facility under ICJ (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance 2020. As per the laws, Indian spy could not appoint a legal representative on his own but only through the Indian High Commission.
The federal government on July 23 moved the Islamabad High Court for the appointment of state counsel for Indian spy, Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, to implement the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding his conviction.
The government laid before the National Assembly on July 28 the ordinance aimed at allowing the Indian spy-terrorist to have consular access in line with the International Court of Justice.
The ICJ (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance 2020 had been promulgated by the government in May.
It is pertinent to note that Federal government on Wednesday tabled ordinances pertaining to implementing International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision on the trial of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav before the Senate.
The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 as reported by the Standing Committee has been passed by the Senate.— Senate of Pakistan (@SenatePakistan) July 30, 2020