Pak Court Gives India Another Chance to Appoint Lawyer for Jadhav

The IHC ordered the government to send its order on Jadhav to India.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday, 3 September gave another opportunity to appoint a lawyer for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, after Pakistan’s Attorney General told the court that India has not replied to Pakistan’s offer to appoint a lawyer for him. The case has been adjourned till 3 October.

According to PTI, Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan told the court that to comply with the orders of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan granted consular access to India but the country has not replied to Pakistan’s offer to appoint a lawyer.

The IHC ordered the government to send its order on Jadhav to India.

Pakistan has introduced a special law to allow Jadhav to get his sentence reviewed as asked by the ICJ.

After the government’s proposed ordinance to facilitate Kulbhushan Jadhav file a review plea against his death sentence, the Islamabad High Court had constituted a bench to hear the plea submitted by the federal government.

Jadhav is an ex-Indian Navy officer, who is presently on death row in Pakistan for alleged involvement in espionage.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on 14 August had said that Pakistan had failed to provide unimpeded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

“Pakistan has consistently failed to address the core issues in the implementation of International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgement in Kulbhushan Jadhav case in its letter and spirit. These issues pertain to the provision of relevant documents as well as providing unimpeded consular access to Kulbhushan,” Srivastava had said in a media briefing.

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