Sunday, May 6, 2018

India paid Re 1, Pak crores to lawyers in Jadhav case

Abhinandan Mishra,

Jadhav image from article

While the Indian government had to spend only Re 1 as legal fees to save the life of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Pakistan government has already spent 200 million Pakistani rupee (close to Rs 11.5 crore) to make sure that Jadhav is proven a spy, as the neighbouring country claims. The Indian government paid Re 1 to lawyer Harish Salve for putting across India’s arguments at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Hague. ...

The Pakistan government is facing a lot of public criticism for expenditure overruns and last week it sought Rs 600 billion supplementary grants for expenditure overruns and re-appropriations which include the fees that were paid for Kulbhushan Jadhav, an unexplained expenditure of Rs 4.3 billion for the ISI to “accomplish a special assignment” and Rs 21 million for public diplomacy [JB emphasis] initiative in Washington. ...

No comments: