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Strategy to contest Jadhav case in ICJ prepared

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June 1, 2017

Nawaz chairs security committee meeting; PM, COAS hold one-on-one meeting

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday prepared a comprehensive strategy and decided to contest the Indian plea before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with full dynamism about Kalbhushan Jadhav and produce all the documents about his terror network and other activities across Pakistan. 

The decision was taken in the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the issue was thoroughly discussed in an informal way. The committee was briefed about the circumstances in which the court ordered for stay on the implementation of the sentence handed down to the Indian terrorist. 

The sources said that Pakistan would produce unimpeachable evidence about the personal involvement of Jadhav in activities that resulted in the killing of several innocentcitizens. The sources said that Sartaj Aziz briefed about the preparations for the hearing of the Jadhav case before the ICJ. The relevant diplomatic missions had been alerted already about the case.

Pakistan yet another time assured its moral and diplomatic support for the oppressed people of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) in the face of atrocities of the Indian forces. The resolve had been announced by the National Security Committee (NSC) that held an important meeting here under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) Wednesday. The meeting took up other subjects of paramount importance for the internal as well external security of the country. The huddle was attended by three services chiefs including Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who also had separate one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before the commencement of the NSC. 

The meeting also decided to beef up security mechanism at the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) developmental work in the wake of enhancement of Indian intrigues against the project. It has been officially stated that the NSC meeting expressed serious concern about the atrocities by Indian forces against innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolved to continue its moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris. The NSC deliberated upon overall internal and external security situation of the country, besides discussing situation on the eastern and western borders. The committee also expressed satisfaction over the sustained gains achieved from anti-terrorism operations, particularly Operation Raddul Fasaad, while security for CPEC projects also came under discussion. 

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General (CJCSC) Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Director General ISI Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, National Security Adviser (NSA) Lieutenant Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, Director General Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal.