India is not interested in appointing a lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav, IHC told

The Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday that the only option left is for the government to appoint a lawyer for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The second deadline set by the IHC for India to appoint a legal representative Jadhav expired today. Two senior lawyers of the country have also excused themselves from providing judicial assistance.

The bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the proceedings and said the court wants the decision of the International Court of Justice to be implemented in spirit.

The AGP said that India is not interested in appointing a lawyer for Jadhav, adding that Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibility.

The AGP said the only option left is for government to appoint a lawyer itself. “What are the implications of appointing a lawyer without the consent of India or Kalbhushan?” the IHC asked.

The IHC has adjourned the hearing till November 9.