Ex-CJP Jilani appointed ad-hoc judge at ICJ

ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed former Chief Justice of Pakistan TassaduqJilani as ad-hoc judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend Pakistan's side in the KulbhushanJadhav case.
According to details, the decision to appoint former CJP was taken after the consultation with all stakeholders.
PM endorsed the decision by signing the summary, which was sent by the law ministry in regards of appointment of former CJP as ad-hoc judge at ICJ to represent Pakistan.
Under Article 13 of the International Court of Justice, Pakistan can send its ad-hoc judge. The team of lawyers to defend Pakistan's side was previously led by Justice KhawarQureshi.
Justice Jillani is a cousin of former foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani. He was nominated to the Lahore High Court bench by former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 1990s. He also authored the Supreme Court's judicial anthem and was among those SC judges who had refused to take oath under the PCO on November 3, 2007.