India-Pak Free Legal Committee exchange draft petition for Supreme Court of Pakistan on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s sentence
New Delhi April 14: Prof. Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee & Chairman of India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners had several video conferences with the senior leaders of India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners on the substance and approach of the committee through a writ petitionbeing drafted and filed by the said legal aid committee before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan against his unjust, unconstitutional, illegal and malafide sentence awarded byField General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistani Army Act where the Army General signed the order of death sentence to an Indian, Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav on April 10, 2017.
Prof.Bhim Singh also interacted with the President of India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners namely Zulfiqar Ali Jehangir, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan presently in Lahore. The draft prepared at New Delhi was forwarded to the India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners, Lahore in the evening.
Prof.Bhim Singh expected that the India-Pak Joint Defence Committee for Prisoners shall go through the draft and returned inputs if any by this evening.
Prof.Bhim Singh, however is confident that the writ petition within the meaning and scope of the Constitution of Pakistan shall be filed on April 14, 2017 with a prayer for the intervention of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan to provide a copy of the order of Field General Court Martial (FGCM) passed on April 10, 2017 at unknown place. Prof.Bhim Singh also urged that the lawyers from the Legal Aid Committee should be given an opportunity for an interview with Kulbhushan Jadhav who is detained in unknown place in Pakistan.
Prof.Bhim Singh expressed hope and confident that Govt. of Pakistan under the Prime Ministership of Janab Nawaz Sharief shall be cooperative to ensure that Nawaz Sharief Govt. will provide all reasonable and legitimate cooperation to pursue this case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan or elsewhere. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief has undergone through the most difficult period of his life when he himself got deported from Pakistan while he was the sitting and legitimate Prime Minister of Pakistan. This is a testing point for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief also, Prof.Bhim Singh reiterated from his legal aid committee office at New Delhi this evening.