ISLAMABAD: According to media reports, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has instructed the federal government to contact the Indian government again for the appointment of legal counsel to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Development came to the fore during the hearing of a case related to the matter of appointment of defense lawyer for Kulbhushan.  The high court’s larger bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah is hearing the case.

The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the Indian government is apparently not serious in Jadhav’s matters.

Earlier, the high court had appointed senior lawyer Hamid Khan as amici curiae in the case pertaining to the Indian spy. It was told the court that Indian foreign office had been given 4 reminders in this case so far but there is no response from Indian side whatsoever.

The IHC CJ questioned about the progress in an Indian prisoner Mohammad Ismail’s case which was clubbed with that of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. It may be noted that an Indian prisoner Mohammad Ismail is presently confined at Karachi’s Malir district jail in Karachi.

Justice Minallah maintained that the individuals who have completed their jail term should be released.

Later, the court directed the federal government to contact the Indian government again and adjourned the hearing till February 3.


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