Pakistan's Dr Fareeha Bugti submits 400 pages reply in ICJ over Kulbhushan Jhadav

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Pakistan's Dr Fareeha Bugti submits 400 pages reply in ICJ over Kulbhushan Jhadav

THE HAGUE: Pakistan has submitted its reply in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with regards to the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The reply was submitted by Foreign Office Director India, Dr Fareha Bugti, the sources said. This was the first reply by Pakistan in counter-pleading, and overall the second in the case so far.

Pakistan, in its rejoinder, gave detailed answers to India's submissions to the international court, the sources said, adding that Islamabad also responded to Indian objections.

The 400-page reply — a rejoinder to India's last reply — had been prepared by a team of experts led by the attorney general, according to sources.

Following Jadhav's arrest and death sentencing by Pakistan in 2016, India had approached the world court to halt his execution.

Dr Bugti had also submitted Pakistan's counter-pleading in December last year.

On April 17 this year, India had submitted its reply to the ICJ after the world court, on January 23, directed India to do so.