The term “agent” is described as a top functionary of the government who leads the delegation to represent a country.
Islamabad: Pakistan’s attorney general Ashtar Ausaf will represent the country against India at the International Court of Justice in the case involving Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.
The ministry of foreign affairs has informed the ICJ registrar at Peace Palace in The Hague that Ausaf would be the “agent” for Pakistan in the case whereas foreign affairs director general Dr Mohammad Faisal would continue to act as the “co-agent”.
The term “agent” is described as a top functionary of the government who leads the delegation to represent a country and usually opens arguments or presents a framework followed by the legal team in the ICJ.
This also means that all future exchanges or information between Pakistan and the ICJ will be made through the attorney-general’s office.