Pakistan allows Jadav’s mother, wife to meet in Islamabad: FO

Pakistan allowed convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on December 25, said Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal.

During a weekly news briefing, FO spokesman said a staff member from the Indian embassy will also be present during the meeting.

Pakistan had earlier offered India a meeting between the convicted spy and his wife on humanitarian grounds. The government had offered India to organise a meeting between the spy and his wife after repeated denial to grant consular access to the convicted spy since his arrest in spring 2016.

Jadhav was held by law enforcement agencies hours after he entered Pakistan from Iranian port Chabahar. The convicted spy was an in-service Indian navy officer who was recruited by Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of India.

Jadhav had confessed to the charges in a video which was posted online by Pakistan Army days after his arrest last year. He revealed that he was tasked by Indian authorities to sabotage CPEC and fan unrest in Pakistan .

He was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism. The International Court of Justice in May halted his execution on India’s appeal.



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