Jadhav’s family may land in Pakistan tonight

The family of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav may reach Pakistan tonight following changes to the schedule provided by New Delhi to Islamabad, Waqt New reported.

The mother and wife of Jadhav were due to arrive in Pakistan Monday morning via a commercial flight and were scheduled to depart the same day, the Foreign Office had said.

As per domestic media, the two women will spend the night at the Indian High Commission and will meet Jadhav tomorrow morning.

Pakistan reportedly had given India until Friday night to provide the requisite information about the spy’s family members’ visit, warning that any more delay would result in deferment or cancellation of the meeting.

“The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan , purely on humanitarian grounds. A Note Verbale to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in November.

Jadhav , an in-service Indian navy officer had illegally crossed into Pakistan from Iran and confessed to have been tasked by Indian intelligence agency to damage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and fan unrest in Balochistan and parts of Pakistan.

He was apprehended hours after his entry in Pakistan on March 3, 2016.

Jadhav was tried in a military court which sentenced the spy to death, however, the issue was taken to International Court of Justice (ICJ) earlier this year which stayed his execution.

Pakistan and India have filed replies with the ICJ and the case is under hearing.

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