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Pak moves ICJ to rehear Jadhav’s case within six weeks: sources

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday confirmed that India has petitioned the international court of justice for a stay in death penalty of the spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. He confirmed this in a ceremony in Islamabad. Sartaj also confirmed India moved the ICJ the other day. According to a statement issued by ICJ on Tuesday, India filed a petition with the court urging it to suspend Jadhav’s sentence and declare that it was arrived at “in brazen defiance of Vienna Convention rights”. READ MORE: India moves ICJ for stay in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence The petition states that Delhi was not informed of Jadhav’s detention until long after his arrest and that Pakistan failed to inform the Indian spy of his rights. It also accused Pakistani authorities of violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by denying India consular access to Jadhav.

THE HAGUE, MAY 19, (DNA) – Pakistan has filed a plea in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday to have the case concerning Indian spy on death row in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav reheard within six weeks. Sources have reported that Pakistan is to re-challenge the jurisdiction of the international court after the verdict it released on Thursday granted injunction on Indian plea to defer execution of the convicted spy. Reportedly, Khawar Qureshi would continue to represent Pakistan in the court in capacity of her counsel. Pak team fightingRead More

Indian citizen calls Tahir’s allegations jumble of lies


ISLAMABAD, MAY 19, (DNA) – Indian national named Uzma has contested in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday that her Pakistani husband, Tahir forced her to sign the marriage certificate and that she was not willing to marry the man. A reply was filed in the court today by Uzma and Indian High Commission against Tahir’s petition seeking the court to bar his wife to leave for India. The Indian woman has maintained in the reply that she was forced to marry Tahir and has declared him a liar. She hasRead More

Belt and Road Forum a clear way for future cooperation: Yang Jiechi

  ISLAMABAD (DNA) -Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Wednesday the just concluded Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation outlined the roadmap for the success of the Belt and Road Initiative and pointed a clear way for future cooperation.              Yang said in an interview that the forum, which was held in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, clarified an assortment of projects that would be implemented within the framework of the initiative. The forum yielded a list of outcomes, which included 76 consensuses comprising more than 270 detailedRead More

Sudan’s Bashir to skip Trump-Muslim summit


KHARTOUM, MAY 19, (DNA) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with US President Donald Trump, his office said on Friday. “President Omar al-Bashir has apologised to King Salman of Saudi Arabia for being unable to attend the Riyadh summit,” a statement from his office carried. “President Omar al-Bashir has apologised to King Salman of Saudi Arabia for being unable to attend the Riyadh summit,” a statement from his office carried by the official SUNARead More

Relations with Pakistan growing, says Swedish ambassador

ISLAMABAD, MAY 19 (DNA) – Ambassador of Sweden Ingrid Johansson has said Swedish embassy has been trying to strengthen trade and economic relations with Pakistan and let me tell you that our efforts have got very encouraging response. The Swedish ambassador expressed these views while speaking on the occasion of nation day reception. Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Martaza Jatoi was the chief guest. She said there are some new investments from Sweden but of course we are looking for more such avenues. The ambassador said there areRead More

Ramzan moon expected to be sighted on May 27


MAY 19, (DNA) – Ramzan moon expected to be sighted on May 27, according to Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department Dr Ghulam Rasool on Friday. Faithfull will be observing fasting from May 28 (Sunday).