Still smarting over the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to stay the execution of the former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan has decided to change its lawyers at the ICJ to push its stance more forcefully.
According to a report in The Nation, Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that Pakistan’s counsel had courageously presented the country’s stance in International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbhushan Jadhav.
However, he added that Pakistan would form a new team of lawyers in order to present Islamabad’s position more effectively.
"Pakistan’s security is so important and we have to maintain our fundamental sovereign right,” Sartaj Aziz said.
“Pakistan would form a new team of lawyers on Kulbhushan Jadhev case in ICJ to present Pakistan’s stance vigorously,” he added.
In a major diplomatic, moral and legal victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday asked Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav pending its final decision and inform it of the steps being taken to implement the order.
"This court unanimously decides that Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal so that Kulbushan Jadhav is not executed pending a final decision of this court in the matter. It also unanimously decides that the court must be told of the measures Pakistan takes to implement this order," ICJ President Ronny Abraham said in the operative portion of the order which he read out in the open court for nearly 30 minutes.