Pakistan challenges ICJ jurisdiction over Kulbhushan Yadav’s conviction
Pakistani legislator says under Vienna Convention hearing of criminal cases doesn’t fall under ICJ.
Pakistan has challenged the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Indian application regarding conviction of its spy Kulbhushan Yadav.
Presenting Pakistani stance, the Director General of South Asia in Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal at ICJ in The Hague, Netherlands, today said under Vienna Convention, hearing of criminal cases does not fall under the purview of the international court.
He said Indian Naval Commander Yadav was arrested by Pakistani Forces during an operation in Balochistan province and he has confessed the killing of dozens of innocent Pakistanis.
He said the Indian Spy was sentenced to death after fulfilling all necessary legal requirements and he was also given counsel to defend allegations against him.
Dr Faisal said that spies do not have any right of counselor access and India did not produce evidence provided by Pakistan against Yadav in the international court.
Dr Faisal said Indian Spy was traveling to Pakistan on fake Indian Passport and India was informed by Pakistan about Yadav's espionage activities.
He said India did not express any reaction on use of fake Passport by its citizen. He said India's application is misconceived and unnecessary.
The International Court of Justice has reserved its verdict regarding Indian application against the conviction of Indian Spy Kulbhushan Yadav by Pakistan.
After completion of arguments of both parties the court said that date for the Judgment will be duly communicated.
Earlier in his arguments, Pakistani Counsel Khawar Qureshi said India's allegation regarding kidnap of its spy is not true and he was arrested on Pakistani soil.