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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pak to file counter-memorial on July 17

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is expected to file a second counter-memorial in the (ICJ) on July 17, on the conviction of retired Indian Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of and terrorism.

Pakistan's top attorney, Khawar Qureshi, had briefed last week, sources told The Express Tribune.

General for Pakistan, Khalid Javed Khan, and other senior officials also attended the meeting. According to sources, after the submission of the second counter-memorial, the ICJ will fix the case for hearing.

On April 17, submitted a fresh set of pleadings in the ICJ. The pleadings were filed in response to Pakistan's submissions to the court.

has been given time until July 17 by the court to file its response (rejoinder).

It may be recalled that first approached the court on May 8, last year, for egregious violations of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963, by in the matter.

The court, on May 18 last year, indicated provisional measures as requested by and passed an order obligating Pakistan not to carry out the sentence that was awarded to Jadhav through a farcical trial by Pakistan.

As per the court order, India had filed written pleadings (Memorial) in the case on September 13, 2017, and Pakistan filed its counter-memorial in December last year.

Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan, over charges of alleged involvement in and subversive activities for India's intelligence agency - the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

India, however, maintains that Jadhav was a former and kidnapped from Iran, where he had business interests after retiring from the

On April 10, 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a (FGCM) in Pakistan.

Over a month later, the (ICJ) stayed the hanging after India approached it against the death sentence.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 09:20 IST