Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 3
A Pakistan courtroom has allowed India to rent a lawyer to file a assessment petition towards former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction. “However, as things stand, an Indian lawyer may not be allowed to argue the case in Pakistan courts,” Pakistan Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan advised the media.
The civilian courtroom was to listen to a plea submitted by the Pakistan Government towards a army courtroom sentencing Jadhav to loss of life. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) had ordered Pakistan to reopen the case as Jadhav’s proper to consular entry had been denied.
Pakistan had filed the plea on the premise of a Presidential Ordinance that permits a assessment of a choice of the army courtroom in a civilian courtroom. The ordinance was authorised particularly to permit Jadhav to problem the army courtroom awarding him the loss of life sentence.
“The courtroom has mentioned that if the Indian Government needs to interact a counsel, then they need to be allowed to take action,’’ mentioned the Attorney General. “Only Pakistani legal professionals entitled to observe in Pakistan will likely be allowed. An Indian authorized consultant is just not an possibility for now. Let’s see who they interact,’’ he remarked when requested whether or not an Indian lawyer can be allowed.
The courtroom has set the subsequent date of listening to on September 3, giving a month to India and Pakistan to interact on the problem. The ordinance has develop into a bone of rivalry in Pakistan politics with the Opposition accusing the Pakistan Government of making an attempt to chop a take care of India to ship Jadhav again.
But the ruling get together blames Nawaz Sharif, the then PM, for approaching the ICJ. “Had one party not accepted the ICJ’s jurisdiction, matters would not have come to such a pass since the case would not have been heard,” Pakistan Cabinet Minister Shireen Mazari has held.
Pakistan claims that Jadhav twice declined to file a assessment petition. India says Jadhav’s two conferences with Indian diplomats had proven that he was underneath duress.