Published: Mon, May 15, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Jadhav case to be pursued forcefully: Pakistan's Attorney General

Jadhav case to be pursued forcefully: Pakistan's Attorney General

Pakistan has also not responded to the request for visas applied by Jadhav's family.

In its appeal to the worldwide court, India had accused Pakistan of "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on consular access".

Jadhav was sentenced to death by the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) last month for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.

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Pakistan's decision had come after the 2016 Marshall Islands case against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom for not taking steps to end the nuclear arms race.

At the heart of India's case is that Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention that required Islamabad to have given consular access to the Indian national.

This was the first time since 1960 that Pakistan had attempted to taper the world court's jurisdiction applicable to Pakistan.

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"The hearings will be devoted to the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by India", the ICJ had said in a release. Indian lawyer Harish Salve will argue the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav on New Delhi's behalf.

Besides, Pakistani officials say the military court verdict on Jadhav is not final.

In its March-29 declaration, Pakistan had recognised the jurisdiction of the ICJ but had specified before it that this would not apply to "matters related to the national security of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan".

The neighbouring county has chose to question the jurisdiction of the worldwide court in this matter.

On the other hand, Attorney General Ishtar Ausaf's office is combing through bilateral treaties and agreements.

From Pakistani side, the Attorney General Ashter Ausaf Ali will attend the hearing in the worldwide court. "This is a course of action we have chosen after "careful" deliberation and consideration in the interest of saving a life and ensuring justice for a son of India", he told reporters. "It can apply the Vienna Convention of the law of treaties of 1969 (VCOLT) to which Pakistan is a signatory to override all local laws of the country if it is convinced that any violation of human rights has taken place", he pointed out.

Former Indian Ambassador to Islamabad TCA Raghavan suggested it was too early to arrive at a conclusion.

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