India didn't win Jadhav case: Pakistan's ICJ lawyer


An Indian national was arrested from the F-8 area of Islamabad on Sunday, over allegedly possessing inadequate travel documents.

Earlier on Saturday, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz asserted that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav can not be acquitted by the ICJ and his punishment will be in accordance with domestic laws.

He also said that Pakistan will not take any dictation on the issue and take decisions as per its interests.

Talking to media in Warsak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nisar said, Jadhav case would be taken to its logical conclusion in accordance with the law of the land. "The ICJ is used to grant stay in all the cases related to death sentencet", Aziz said while addressing a press conference here.

ICJ stays execution of Jadhav who is in Pak's custody.

"Jadhav was sentenced according to the laws of Pakistan after he admitted to entering the country on a fake passport and involvement in terror activities", he told reporters.

"The ICJ has indicated in its statement that the 1960 vienna treaty is applicable to Pakistan, and the jurisdiction is there".

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Mehmood attacked the government for selecting a lawyer at the ICJ "who had not a single global law case reported from the UK Supreme Court".

It said the diplomatic moves made by the External Affairs Ministry from the very beginning proved to be important in Jadhav s case.

"We will go with a strong team in the next hearing", Aziz added.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court and the sentence was confirmed by Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The ICJ rejected Pakistan's argument that it had no jurisdiction in the matter and acknowledged the urgency of Jadhav's case.

The Nawaz Sharif government has been under fire for its handling of the Jadhav case at the ICJ, with many questioning the decision to go to the world court in the first place. They also stressed on the requirement for Pakistan to produce evidence of proper trial which it claimed to have conducted in the case.

Following the judgment, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated that Pakistan had challenged the authority of the ICJ after consulting with all institutions and agencies.