Pakistan

I offered govt my services for free in Jhadav’s case: Babar Awan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator and former law minister Babar Awan on Thursday said he had offered the government his services free of any charge in the case against Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav in International Court of Justice (ICJ), ARY News reported.

He said the government hired a foreign attorney who has nothing to do with Pakistan and who has said that all the information he had was from a press release of the foreign office of Pakistan.

“Five days ago, I offered the government to fight the case along four other high-profile military counsels of Pakistan for free to protect sanctity of Pakistan,” he said while talking during ARY News program 11th Hour.

He claimed that the only benefit Pakistan had yielded out of this case was that India admitted that Jhadav was their serving commander.

Babar Awan said the ICJ had already announced its verdict by giving stay to execution. He also said the court proceeded the case after assuming its jurisdiction, otherwise it would not have held hearing in this regard.

He said Pakistan committed five mistakes in pursuing Jhadav’s case: first, they hired a foreign counsel to fight the case; second, the day Pakistan received letter that the case was rejected, Pakistan should have objected to it by rejecting the international court’s jurisdiction in this matter; third, Pakistan should not have become part of the court’s proceeding; fourth, India posted their ad hoc judge in ICJ and we did not reciprocated; and fifth, the PM did not consult the parliament.

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