Wion News reports that Qureshi was recommended by Fox Mandal, a law firm, for this case in which Enron had claimed 6 billion US Dollars against the Indian government. On being elected to power in 2004, Congress changed the entire legal team of the case and appointed Khawar Qureshi.
This decision of the then government is defended strongly by Congress national spokesperson, Dr. Abhishek Manu Sanghvi, saying that Qureshi is an independent barrister and that Pakistan also engages Indian lawyers.
Qureshi represented Pakistan, arguing against India for Kulbhshan Jadhav’s case at the ICJ. The lawyer has termed India’s claims about Jadhav’s sentence as “far-fetched”.
Qureshi is also being criticized for charging such an exorbitant fee for the Jadhav case, especially when Indian lawyer Harish Salve charged just 1 rupee for the same case as a gesture of his commitment to the nation. Reportedly, Qureshi, who left many loopholes in his arguments in the case calls the references to his fees as a “complete fabrication of India Twitterati and Indian nationals”.