Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2020

Pakistan’s FO to Contact India For Appointment of Kulbhushan’s Lawyer on IHC Directive

Kulbhushan-Jadhav

The case of the Indian Spy and former Indian Naval Commander, Kulbhushan Jadhav, is at Islamabad High Court. The Chief Justice of IHC directed the government to appoint a lawyer for Indian Spy.

Upon receiving the directions, Foreign Office contacted the Indian government and asked to appoint a lawyer for their Spy. Pakistan has already asked India before to appoint a lawyer for Kulbhushan. However, India failed to do so.

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Based on the recent instructions, Miss Aisha Farooqui, the spokesperson of the Foreign Office of Pakistan, briefed the media. She said that we had asked India again to appoint a lawyer for their Spy from RAW.

The development came when IHC has reopened this case and asked the government to brief them over the situation. The Chief Justice of IHC, Justice Athar, has shown his concerns and said that we want to make the Indian government and Commander Kulbhushan the part of this case.

After these remarks, the Federal Government again assured the respected court that we would contact the Indian government. Before today’s event, the government has earlier stated on July 22nd that we asked the Indian Spy to appoint a lawyer for himself. However, without assistance from India, he can’t appoint one. Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav had already refused to plea against his death sentence.

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It was on July 2nd when Pakistan gave third consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. However, the meeting remained fruitless because Kulbhushan refused to file a review petition against his sentence.

History

The Pakistani border forces arrested a person with name Hussain Mubarak Patel on March 3rd, 2016. The arrested person was actually an Indian spy, active Naval Commander, Kulbhushan Jadhav. After this development, the Indian government filed a case in the International Court of Justice to free their Spy from Pakistan.