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Pak ad hoc judge Gillani did not suffer heart attack at ICJ, say doctors

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Agencies The Hague, Netherlands Feb 18, 2019, 06.14 PM (IST)

After reports claimed ad hoc Pakistani judge Gillani, 69, suffered a heart attack, doctors denied that the Pakistani judge had a cardiac arrest after conducting tests.

Justice Jillani was told to take rest. He will reportedly be discharged from hospital soon, the doctors said.

The Pakistani judge will be present in the court on Thursday, his family told WION.

The ad hoc judge for Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had reportedly suffered a cardiac attack during the hearing of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's case on Monday, according to a Pakistani media report.

Tassaduq Hussain Gillani, 69, was rushed to the hospital, Pakistan's Abb Takk news reported. Sources said that he is being given treatment in hospital. 

The ICJ began a four-day public hearing in Jadhav's case on Monday.

Under Article 31 of the Statute of the Court, a state party to a case before the International Court of Justice which does not have a judge of its nationality on the bench may choose a person to sit as judge ad hoc in that specific case. 

It follows that the composition of the International Court of Justice will vary from one case to another, and that the number of judges sitting in a given case will not necessarily be 15.