Kulbhushan Jadhav, Facing Death Sentence In Pak, Allowed To Meet Wife

Foreign Office has confirmed extending the offer to Indian government

It is not, as yet, clear what prompted Islamabad to allow Jhadav's wife to meet him in Pakistan.

The meeting would be arranged "in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds", the statement said without giving further details.

A note verbale has been sent in this regard to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Friday, PTV said in a tweet.

"The Government of Pakistan has chose to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds", Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.


Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan, over charges of alleged involvement in espionage and subversive activities for India's intelligence agency - the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). India had argued that Jadhav was not accorded the due process of law and was sentenced to death in an arbitrary manner.

India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Indian Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government. According to a press release of the ICJ, the President of the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations has fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the Jadhav case (India vs Pakistan).

Pakistan claims to own caught Jadhav from Balochistan province on three March 2016, when he reportedly entered from Islamic Republic of Iran. The court had fixed 13 June, 13 September and 13 December as dates for India to file its documents and for Pakistan to file counter-documents.

"He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan", the statement went on to say. India had requested Pakistan months ago to grant a visa to his mother on Humanitarian grounds.

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