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Pak civil & military officials to review strategy for Jadhav's case at ICJ

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif chaired the meeting to discuss Jadhav's spy case at ICJ

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the country's top civil and military officials to discuss Islamabad's strategy to counter India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav spy case ahead of the next hearing at the CJ.

The Express Tribune quoted sources privy to the meeting as saying that the Security Committee (NSC) meeting discussed Pakistan's options and preparation to defend its stance in the case, whose next hearing is scheduled on June 8.

The meeting was attended by army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Hayat, naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, air chief Sohail Aman and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Adviser to Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and the Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua participated in the meeting.

The NSC meeting was held a day after Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali briefed the Parliamentary Committee on Security that will appoint its ad hoc judge at the and that he will himself lead Pakistan's legal team at the United Nation's court.

The paper said the participants also discussed names of former judges of the superior judiciary to select the ad hoc judge for the However, no name was finalised.

India last month moved the against the death sentence awarded to Jadhav by a military court for "fomenting terrorism in Balochistan and Karachi".

The UN court granted a provisional suspension of the execution on May 18.

First Published: Thu, June 01 2017. 13:56 IST