Islamabad, May 20: After facing the ire of the people, Pakistan government is likely to appoint attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali to represent its case in International Court of Justice. Unconfirmed Local media reports suggested Ali will be replacing Khawar Qureshi who failed to convince International Court of Justice in Pakistan’s favour. Earlier, International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav until the proceedings of the court are not completed. President of the court Ronnie Abraham on Thursday said, “Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings.”
Shocked by ICJ’s judgement, Pakistani people accused Khawar Qureshi of not representing its case properly before the court. However, Pakistani establishment along with opposition parties were quick to reject the judgement and termed it an intervention into the domestic affairs of the Country.
Punjab Assembly in Pakistan too passed a resolution condemning the judgement of the court. Simultaneously, the media reports failed to address the question whether Khawar Qureshi will be the part of the Pakistani legal team in International Court of Justice.
Emphasising on the denial of consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, senior lawyer Harish Salve said Pakistan violated the terms of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. He alleged the former navy officer was abducted and shown arrested in the disputed province of Balochistan. Pakistan also claimed to have the confirmation of Kulbhushan Jadhav accepting the accusations of spying and sabotaging in Balochistan. However, ICJ rejected Pakistan’s plea to play the videotape in the court.