IHC to hear govt plea seeking legal representative for Kulbhushan Jadhav on Aug 3

IHC to hear govt plea seeking legal representative for Kulbhushan Jadhav on Aug 3

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) established a trial seat on Thursday to hear the Federal Government’s request under the Presidential Regulations to appoint legal representatives of Indian spies and the Research and Research Department (RAW) library of the Intelligence Agency The verdict of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

According to the details, the bench headed by the chief judge of the International Health Assembly Athar Minallah (Athar Minallah) will proceed to litigate the petition on August 3.

Earlier on July 22, 2020, the government had approached the court stating that Kulbhushan, who was involved in several terrorist activities in Pakistan, had refused to file plea against his sentence. The agent cannot appoint lawyer in Pakistan without assistance from India, it read.

On July 2, 2020, Pakistan had decided to grant third consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav following his refusal to file review petition against his sentence. 

On July 16, 2020, Indian Charge d’affaires reached the Foreign Office as New Delhi accepted Pakistan’s offer to give second consular access to Jadhav. The place where the agent was kept had been declared as sub-jail.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan had earlier provided the first consular passage under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations on September 2 last year. She said that the parents of Commander Jadav were also allowed to see him on December 25, 2017.

Aisha Farooqui stated that the two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad have obtained unimpeded consular access from Commander Jadav.

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