The hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case will begin on February 18 (file photo) & nbsp | & nbsp Photo credit: & nbspPTI
Islamabad: Pakistan has pledged to implement the decision of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, a senior Pakistani official said as the country's delegation left for The Hague on Friday for the trial in the case that will begin in the world court. from February. 18
The 48-year-old Indian citizen Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India moved the International Court of Justice in May of the same year against the verdict.
A bank of 10 members of the International Court of Justice on May 18, 2017, had prevented Pakistan from executing Jadhav until the case was adjudicated.
Pakistan's attorney general, Anwar Mansoor, would head the Pakistani delegation to the International Court of Justice, while South Asia's director-general Mohammad Faisal will head the side of the Foreign Office, a senior official told Dawn.
The International Court of Justice has set a timetable for the public hearing in the case of February 18-21 in The Hague and it is expected that Harish Salve, who represents India in the case, will first discuss on February 18.
The lawyer of the English queen, Khawar Qureshi, will make presentations on February 19 on the part of Islamabad. Then, India will respond on February 20, while Islamabad will present its final presentations on February 21, the newspaper said.
The decision of the International Court of Justice is expected to be delivered in the summer of 2019.
"We are fully prepared and our strongest evidence is that the valid Indian pbadport was recovered from Commander Jadhav with a Muslim name," the official told Dawn, adding that Pakistan was committed to implementing the decision, regardless of the decision taken by the International Court of Justice.
In response to a question about Iran, the official said that the government of Pakistan was convinced that Iran had no role in the episode of Jadhav, although it remained there for some time. "India wants to drag Iran into this dispute, but we will not let that happen," he said.
In New Delhi, Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar refused on Thursday to go into the details of the case.
"The oral proceedings in the International Court of Justice are beginning on February 18. India will present its case in court, since the matter is sub judiciary, it is not appropriate for me to declare our position in public. what to do, we will do it on the court, "he said in response to a question.
Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Jadhav from the disturbing province of Balochistan on March 3, 2016, after he entered from Iran. However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran, where he had commercial interests after retiring from the Navy. Jadhav's sentence had provoked a sharp reaction in India.
India had approached the International Court of Justice for "serious" violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963, by Pakistan in the case of Jadhav.