IHC gives opportunity to India to appoint lawyer for Jadhav New Delhi only doing politics on the matter, says AG


Staff Reporter


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given an opportunity to India to appoint a lawyer for the arrested spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on Tuesday.
A larger bench of the high court, headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Amir Farooq, and Justice Mian Gull Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case related to the appointment of defence lawyer for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan and senior lawyer Hamid Khan appeared in the hearing as amici curiae, whereas, Makhdoom Ali Khan and Abid Hassan Manto recused themselves to assist to the court in the case.
Justice Athar Minallah questioned AGP Khalid Jawed Khan regarding the progress in the case. He told the court that the foreign ministry contacted the India’s ministry for external affairs where the New Delhi expressed unseriousness over the matters related to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The attorney general added that a representative of the Indian embassy had also been contacted in this regards, however, they showed unwillingness to appoint counsel for Jadhav. The Indian government blamed Pakistani authorities for not giving a meaningful consular access, said Khan.