India hasn’t submitted any evidence to prove that Jadhav took early retirement, Pakistan tells ICJ

 India hasn’t submitted any evidence to prove its claim that Kulbhushan Jadhav took early retirement, said Pakistan’s lawyer Khavar Qureshi.

The International Court of Justice resumed hearing the case on Tuesday. Pakistan submitted its response to Indian arguments.

Pakistan has sentenced Jadhav to death for spying while India claims he is not a spy and is challenging his death sentence.

Pakistan’s delegation is being led by Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan.

Pakistan’s delegation comprises Attorney General Mansoor Ali Khan (L), Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal (M) and its lawyer Khavar Qureshi (R). Photo: UN

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No evidence was submitted to prove Indian claims, said Qureshi. Jadhav was a serving officer of the Indian Navy when he was arrested. He was using the cover name of Mubarak Patel.

“What evidence is that he retired in February 2016,” Qureshi asked. If he had retired, then why were Rs96,000 deposited as pay in his account and not pension.

“Why was he in possession with a valid passport with cover name,” he remarked. “This is an elementary tool of spycraft.”

The four-day hearing will continue till February 21, Thursday.

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