Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: IHC extends appointment of legal representative

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

01st Dec, 2020. 04:27 pm
Kulbhushan Jadhav

On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has extended the time for the appointment of a legal representative till January 14 for Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian spy, and agent of the intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

According to the details, IHC has taken the decision after the Indian High Commission had made the special request and adjourned the hearing.

Earlier on 3rd September, the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court had ordered to give India another chance to appoint a lawyer to defend Kulbhushan Jhadav so that no doubt remains.

The apex court issued a written order seeking the appointment of a legal representative for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav, in which the court directed the Indian government to appoint Kulbhushan Yadav’s lawyer till the next hearing.

India in July had accepted Islamabad’s offer of consular access to arrested spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Earlier Additional Attorney-General Ahmed Irfan and the Foreign Office’s Director-General of South Asia and SAARC Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri conducted a press conference in Islamabad.

They told that Pakistan enacted on May 20 the International Court of Justice Review and Reconsideration Ordinance, 2020 which allows reviews petitions within a certain period of time.

The petitions can be filed to the Islamabad High Court, explained Irfan, adding that it, in this case, can be filed by Jadhav himself, an appointed representative or a consular official of the Indian High Commission.


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