×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

World

Pak Govt under fire for its handling of Jadhav’s case

| | Islamabad

The Pakistan Government on Friday faced flak over its handling of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), with several legal experts  questioning the strategy adopted and asking why it accepted the global court’s jurisdiction.

The Hague-based court, the UN’s highest judicial body, had on Thursday stayed the execution of Jadhav, 46, considered to be a spy by Pakistan.

The ruling triggered criticism of the the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) for its “poor handling” and also for its choice of Khawar Qureshi, who represented Pakistan’s case before the ICJ.

The Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) had recommended some other counsel, The Express Tribune reported.

According to former Pakistan Bar Council Vice Chairman Farogh Naseem, Pakistan should have immediately withdrawn its March 29, 2017 declaration accepting the compulsory jurisdiction of the ICJ. Instead of contesting the matter, Pakistan should have withdrawn the declaration immediately after India took Jadhav’s case to the ICJ, he said. “Why did Pakistan not take the glaring and brutal human rights violations in Kashmir before the court, despite the fact that Islamabad had a strong case in this regard?”

 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

Lynch protest: police fire in air, Sec 144 imposed in four areas

21 May 2017 | PTI | Jamshedpur

Protest against lynching of four persons intensified today and the police had to fire in the air to disperse a mob, while prohibitory orders under Section 144 were imposed in four areas here for tonight. Police fired in the air to disperse a mob that blocked roads in Mango area, demanding arrest of culprits involved in the lynching of four persons of a community at Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharswan district on Thursday...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

CMDC’s Aridongri iron ore output for local units first

26 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) intends to sell iron ore produced from the proposed Aridongri mine in Kanker district of Bastar to steel / sponge iron units at Bhilai, Raipur and Raigarh on priority basis, officials informed. Efforts are being made to increase the production sothat sufficient quantity of iron ore is available for export after meeting the requirements of the expanding home market...

Read More

Page generated in 0.4368 seconds.