Pak moves ICJ to rehear Jadhav’s case within 6 weeks!


Observer Report

The Hague

Pakistan filed a plea in the International Court of Justice on Friday to have the case concerning Indian spy on death row in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav reheard within six weeks.
Sources have reported that Pakistan is to re-challenge the jurisdiction of the international court after the verdict it released on Thursday granted injunction on Indian plea to defer execution of the convicted spy, reports a private TV chnnel.
Reportedly, Khawar Qureshi would continue to represent Pakistan in the court in capacity of her counsel.
Pakistan team fighting the case in ICJ is:
Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE in capacity of an Agent;
Mohammad Faisal, DG (South Asia & SAARC) in capacity of an Agent; Syed Faraz Hussain Zaidi, Counsellor of the Pakistan Embassy in the Netherlands in capacity of an Adviser;
Q.C. Khawar Qureshi as the Counsel; Asad Rahim Khan as the Junior Counsel; and Joseph Dyke as the Legal Assistant. According to the law, Jadhav has the last day remaining today to challenge his death sentence in the appellate court after he was sentenced to capital punishment by a military court on April 10.
A death row inmate is permitted 40 days to challenge the black warrant in appellate court. Within 60 days of verdict of the appellate court, the inmate can make a clemency appeal to the Chief of the Army Staff. A death row inmate is permitted by the law to make the final clemency appeal to the president within 90 days of army chief’s order.
The United Nations court had ordered Pakistan to delay execution of the convicted spy after a hearing was conducted by a 17-member bench on May 15 in The Hague.