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Pak rejects demand for Queen's counsel to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav

"We have informed India that only those lawyers are allowed to appear in Pakistani courts who have a license to practice law in Pakistan"

Kulbhushan Jadhav
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In 2017, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence handed to him by a military court. | Screengrab of a video released by Pakistan

Press Trust of India Islamabad
Pakistan on Friday rejected India's demand that an Indian lawyer or a Queen's counsel should be appointed for death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to ensure a free and fair trial in this country.
Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, replying to a question during a media briefing, said India has been consistently making the "unrealistic demand" of allowing a lawyer from outside Pakistan to represent Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying.
We have informed India that only those lawyers are allowed to appear in Pakistani courts who have a license to practice law in Pakistan. This is

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 11:58 PM IST

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