Pakistan to submit reply over Kulbhushan Jadhav case to ICJ today

Pakistan to submit reply over Kulbhushan Jadhav case to ICJ today

Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan will submit a detailed reply in response to India’s stance submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on Wednesday (today).

According to detail, the team will submit the reply to ICJ in Hague today. A draft of Pakistan's reply has been prepared, which would be submitted by the Foreign Office's Director India, Fariha Bugti, to the ICJ.

The draft reply was jointly prepared by the attorney general, Pakistan's legal team in the case, and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The document includes all aspects including concrete evidence of Indian naval officer and in-service Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent Kulbhushan Jadhav’s confession of involvement in terror-related activities and rejection of India’s stance submitted with the ICJ.

Pakistan’s response will be based on the Vienna Convention and country’s ambassador in Holland will submit reply. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali is overseeing the high-profile case on behalf of Pakistan’s government.

In its reply, Pakistan would apprise that ICJ does not hold jurisdiction to hear the case of a terrorist.

After submission of Pakistani reply, ICJ would review stance of both countries and would fix the date for hearing. Pakistani legal team seems hopeful that their stance would be accepted by the ICJ.

Meanwhile, commander Jadhav’s wife and mother are going to meet him on Dec-25.

Jadhav was arrested on 3rd of March 2016 from Balochistan’s Mashkel near the border region of Chaman. In his video statements, Jadhav confessed to involvement in terror activities basically aimed at fate-changing China Pakistan Economic Corridor.