Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pak courtroom offers further time, subsequent listening to in Dec

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday gave further time to the lawyer from the Indian High Commission to get directions from Kulbhushan Jadhav, the previous Indian Navy officer on loss of life row in Pakistan over espionage charges.

The new date for listening to has been set for December 1 because the courtroom noticed that proceedings can just happen if the Indian side cooperates.

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India had maintained that Pakistan ought to address the core points pertaining to the case.

“We have said on a number of occasions that Pakistan has failed to respond on core issues pertaining to this case, and the core issues are provision of all documents related to the case and providing unimpeded, unconditional and unhindered consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav,” exterior affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had mentioned last month.

“These core issues need to be addressed if we have to have an effective review and reconsideration as ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). I think Pakistan must show its intention to deliver on these core issues,” he mentioned.

Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan advised the courtroom on Monday that the govt was “taking all measures” to make sure implementation of the choice of ICJ however that India intentionally “did not want to be part of the court proceedings.”

The govt had supplied counsellor entry to India by means of its excessive fee to Jadhav for the third time, he added.

The legal professional basic mentioned the Indian High Commission had approached the courtroom in one other case pertaining to its prisoners, but it surely was not cooperating with the courtroom within the Jadhav case.

The different petition of the High Commission was mounted for listening to on the identical day, he knowledgeable the courtroom, and mentioned India may grow to be a celebration within the Jadhav case by means of its counsel.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah noticed that the cooperation of the Indian govt was obligatory for implementation of the ICJ resolution, including that it may strategy the courtroom if it had reservations.

Indian High Commission’s lawyer Shahnawaz Noon appeared before the courtroom in one other case pertaining to prisoner Jaspal and advised the courtroom that he had been instructed to get some paperwork from the legal professional basic’s workplace however he had been refused. To this, the IHC chief justice mentioned the lawyer ought to have approached the courtroom if he couldn’t get paperwork.

On the question of the bench pertaining to Kulbhushan Jadhav case and consular entry, the Indian High Commission’s lawyer mentioned he would inform the courtroom after taking directions from his shopper. He requested the courtroom to grant one-week time which was accepted by the bench.

The bench adjourned the listening to within the case until December 1.

[Attribution HT]

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