A hoarding with a picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav (Photo: TOI)
- Pakistan says ICJ’s registrar informed Islamabad about rejecting India’s request for more time through its consulate in the Netherlands.
- Pakistan also said it told the international tribunal India doesn’t need as long as six months to file a plea.
Islamabad also said the international court told Pakistan it will have time until December 13 to file a reply, once India files its plea in September, reported Dunya News. And unnamed sources told Dawn the ICJ will begin hearing the case January 2018.
Pakistan’s attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali reportedly said the Hague-based ICJ’s registrar informed Islamabad about this development through its consulate in the Netherlands.
After India’s request for more time, which it reportedly made at the June 8 meeting, Pakistan opposed it.
“India had adopted the stance that the matter was one of life and death, but Pakistan had stated that the ICJ is not a court of appeals,” said Ali, according to Dawn.
He said Pakistan told the international tribunal India doesn’t need as long as six months.
On May 18, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhav on a plea filed by India. The court stayed the execution pending a final decision on India’s case.