Pakistan, India to fight Jadhav case as ICJ begins 4-day hearing today

12:05 AM | 18 Feb, 2019
Pakistan, India to fight Jadhav case as ICJ begins 4-day hearing today
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and India are set to fight their legal battle in Kulbhushan Jadhav case as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) begins its four-day public hearing on Monday at The Hague, Netherlands.

ICJ - the principal judicial organ of the United Nations - is scheduled to hear the first round of oral arguments from India on February 18 at 2 pm to 5 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) and from Pakistan at the same timings the next day.

The second round of oral arguments will resume for India on February 20 from 6 pm to 7:30pm PST while Pakistan will present arguments on February 21 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm PST.

"Pakistan has gathered strong facts to be presented as arguments before the court to contest the Indian objections," Foreign Office Spokesman Mohammed Faisal, who is representing Pakistan as Co-Agent in Jadhav case, spoke to APP from The Hague on the telephone on Sunday.

Mohammad Faisal said Indian Navy’s serving Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav had confessed before the judicial magistrate for involvement in spy activities linking to terrorism and sabotage in Pakistan.

“This is the manifestation of Indian state involvement in Pakistan’s terrorism-related incidents and Pakistan wants to sentence the culprit in accordance with the law of land,” he said.

Mohammad Faisal said at the Peace Palace - the seat of the Court, English Queen's Counsel Barrister Khawar Qureshi would present arguments from the Pakistan side while Attorney General Anwar Mansoor as Agent would lead the country’s delegation.

When asked whether Pakistan would raise an objection with regard to the ICT’s jurisdiction over the matter, Faisal said he could not reveal anything in that regard as it was a legal argument. However, he added, that details would be made public in a day following the live hearing sessions.

“As the hearing concludes on February 21, judges will take up to two to three months to write the ruling and later issue a verdict after consultation at some time this summer, which cannot be further appealed,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will sit in the panel as Judge Ad hoc, earlier appointed by the Government of Pakistan in October 2017 for the Jadhav case. Ad hoc judges are appointed in a case where the state has no representation in the regular panel of judges.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi last week had stated that the legal team of Pakistan was fully prepared to present arguments in the Jadhav case. He also mentioned that Jadhav had confessed his involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan.

Pakistan has maintained that responsibility to punish terrorists lay with the states and it is beyond the jurisdiction of ICJ to hear this case. It has also raised questions regarding the authenticity of Indian passport of Jadhav who travelled 17 times to India with his cover name as Hussein Mubarak Patel.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, in a counter-intelligence operation from Balochistan's Mashkel area. India on May 9, 2017, had invoked the jurisdiction of ICJ following the death sentence of Jadhav announced by Pakistan's military court on charges of espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan.


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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