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Pakistan clubs Kulbhushan Jadhav case with writ petition meant for repatriation of other Indian prisoners

Prime News, International and National, New Delhi, December 3:- In a desperate attempt, Pakistan is trying to club Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case with a writ petition filed by the Indian High Commission for the repatriation of other Indian prisoners who have completed their sentence in Pakistan’s prisons, India Today TV has learnt.

On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) was hearing one of the cases related to the writ petition. It was not related to Kulbhushan Jadhav. But attempts were made to link this individual Indian national’s case to Kulbhushan Jadhav and club all writ petition cases with Jadhav’s hearing.

In the four-point court order issued by IHC, there is no mention of the Indian national whose case was to be heard. However, it does mention the writ petition (3832/2019) filed by India about prisoners who have completed their terms.

This is another surreptitious way by which Pakistan is trying to get the Indian mission to attend hearings and participate in proceedings. India had made it clear that till the time Pakistan does not provide all documents related to the case and allow the Queen’s counsel to represent Jadhav, there will be no participation in any review plea by the Indian side in a Pakistani court.

The case on Tuesday was related to another Indian national but when the lawyer representing the Indian side, Barrister Shah Nawaz Noon, appeared in court, Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawad Khan started asking the legal counsel details related to Jadhav’s case.

The lawyer representing the Indian side said he had neither the mandate nor the details to discuss Jadhav’s case. He specified that this was related to the release of prisoners who had served their term in Pakistan. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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