Pakistan Again Requests ICJ To Expedite Hearing In Jadhav Case:- The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) has again been requested by Pakistan to expedite the hearing of the former Indian Naval Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Jadhav’s execution was stayed by the court last on May 18. According to reports, the Foreign Office has sent a letter to the registrar of ICJ, expressing Pakistan’s desire for a quick hearing, preferably over the coming few weeks. The request was made in view of the upcoming elections for the ICJ Judges, which is scheduled to be held in November. It is believed that the ICJ might resume the hearing of the case in October.
Expedite Hearing In Jadhav Case, Pakistan Tells ICJ Again
Pakistan’s Attorney-General Ashtar Ausaf Ali is expected to attend the ICJ proceedings. However, the federal government is yet to take a decision on replacing originally selected counsel, Khawar Quraishi. His performance was satisfactory and he had raised all relevant legal points during the hearing on May 18, said the federal government.
A Pakistan military court has given death sentence to Jadhav for spying for India. Pakistan has also denied consular access to him on 16 different occasions, a major point that was highlighted by the Indian team during the hearing before the ICJ bench.