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Pakistan To Respond To Indian Arguments in Kulbhushan Case Today

THE HAGUE: International Court of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing of the conviction of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on Tuesday (today) as Indian lawyer concluded arguments earlier on yesterday.

Harish Salve is representing New Delhi, while English Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi will make submissions today from Islamabad’s side. Then India will reply on February 20 (Wednesday) while Islamabad will make its closing submissions on Feb 21 (Thursday).

The international court will be apprised by sabotage activities of the arrested Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan’s counsel.

It is expected that the ICJ decision may be delivered by the summer of 2019. The court’s decisions are final and legally binding.

Commander Jadhav was captured in Balochistan in March 2016 after allegedly entering the country via Iran, and later confessed to his association with Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and his involvement in espionage and fomenting terrorism in Pakistan.

Pakistani officials say that Jadhav has been linked to 1,345 deaths in acts of terrorism in Pakistan, making secret trips to the country from Iran.

He was convicted in Pakistan by a military court and sentenced to death in April 2017. The United Nations court last year ordered Pakistan not to execute him pending the outcome of the case in The Hague.