Pakistan to appoint ad hoc judge at ICJ

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to appoint its ad hoc judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which is hearing a plea filed by India against the sentencing of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded capital punishment by a military court for ‘fomenting terrorism in Balochistan and Karachi’.

Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali will be leading Pakistan’s legal team at the next hearing of the case on June 8 at the United Nations’ court which stayed Jadhav’s execution on May 18 — an order that India projected as its victory and Pakistan downplayed as procedural court matter.
The decisions were communicated on Tuesday in an in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security – chaired by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq. The AGP briefed the meeting about the steps Pakistan is taking for its effective defence of the case at the ICJ.

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