Islamabad High Court (IHC) has formed a bench to hear federal government’s plea seeking legal representation for Khulbhushan Jadhav.
As per the details, the bench will be headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and will hear government’s petition regarding legal representation for Indian spy Khulbhushan Jadhav.
The development comes as earlier, federal government had filed a petition in IHC seeking to appoint a lawyer for Khulbhushan Jadhav in light of basic principles and amenities of a fair trial in accordance with international laws.
Prior to this federal government had also provided third consular access to Khulbhushan Jadhav under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) 1963, whereas the first consular access was provided to the Indian spy on on 2 September 2019, followed by another one on July 16th earlier this month.
It is pertinent to know that Khulbhushan Jadhav aka Hussain Mubarak Patel was arrested inside Balochistan in Mashkel near the border region of Chaman on March 3, 2016, on charges of working for Indian intelligence agency RAW and being involved in various terrorism and espionage activities inside Pakistan and was sentenced to death in 2017