Islamabad, 14th January: Islamabad High Court issues major order on Kulbhushan Jhadav case on Thursday.
According to Baaghi TV, the hearing on the government’s request to provide a legal counsel to Kulbhushan was adjourned till February 3.
The Islamabad High Court has ordered the federal government to contact the Indian government again regarding the appointment of a lawyer to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
A larger bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) heard the case.
The judge remarked that the Indian High Commission has not appointed a counsel yet despite being sent notices four times. The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the Indian government is apparently not serious in Jadhav’s matters.
The court asked India at the government level whether it wanted to pursue the Kulbhushan case.
In May last year, India had filed a petition in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay of the execution of its spy Kulbhushan Jhadav.
Later, the court directed the federal government to contact the Indian government again and adjourned the hearing till February 3.
Kulbhushan Jadhav has been in Pakistan’s custody after he was arrested from Balochistan in a counter-intelligence operation on March 3, 2016.
During the investigation, he confessed to being involved in terrorist activities inside Pakistan that resulted in the loss of many precious human lives.
According to reports, he also made important revelations about the role of India’s RAW agency in sponsoring state terrorism in Pakistan.
The trial on Kulbhushan Jhadav began on May 15 at the request of India, with the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the Netherlands hearing the case from February 18 to 21 at India’s request.