Pakistan allows family to meet jailed 'Indian spy'

Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife, mother in Islamabad today

Family of Convicted Indian Spy Arrives in Pakistan to See Him

"Pakistan permits the meeting of wife and mother of Commander Jadhav with him, as a humanitarian gesture, on the birthday of the Father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah", Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

Having lost her brother four years back in Pakistan, Kaur said she could fully understand what Jadhav's family must be going through at this hour.

Indian officials, however, downplayed the comments by the Pakistani minister, maintaining that the Indian diplomat was only accompanying Jadhav's family and it can not be construed as "consular access".

The meeting took place at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad, where Jadhav's emotional mother and wife were seen getting out of a vehicle after arriving at the meet location from the Indian embassy. The 40-minute meeting, which took place after many representations, took place at the heavily guarded Foreign Affairs Ministry building, and came after the International Court of Justice asked Pakistan in May to stay his execution.

Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province after he reportedly entered from Iran.

The FO spokesperson described the Indian spy as "the face of Indian terrorism in Pakistan" and detailed his confessions before the press. He added that Pakistan had allowed Jadhav's meeting with his kin purely on "humanitarian grounds". "They played to the gallery and tried to befool the worldwide community".

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The neighbouring country has not let any stone unturned to promote hatred amongst the citizens of both countries by highlighting the negative side of Jadhav's meeting with his wife and mother. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry. He watched images of Jadhav's mother Avantika and wife Chetna sitting across a glass screen flicker on the TV set at his home. The reply, which was submitted by the Foreign Office's Director, Fariha Bugti, also claimed that Jadhav's case did not fall under the purview of the Vienna Convention. The wife and mother greeted media persons with a namaste after arriving at the ministry but did not respond to their questions.

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued visas to Jadhav's mother and wife on December 20.

The meeting between the Indian spy and his family started at 2:18pm and lasted nearly 40 minutes.

On April 10 this year, a military court in Pakistan convicted him of espionage charges and sentenced him to death. It is expected to hold another hearing in March or April.

Pakistani officials insist Jadhav has confessed before the country's military court that he was tasked by the Indian intelligence agency "to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities" against Pakistan.

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