Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him at Foreign Office amid tight security

Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife mother in Islamabad today

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday shared images where mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav could be seen meeting the detained Indian prisoner. "Once they come back, we will ask what happened there and will worry about the rest later", said an elated Subhash Jadhav, the brother of navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav (47).

Pakistani officials said Jadhav was in good health. The official spoke on condition of anonymity.

Pakistani authorities have said the meeting was allowed "purely on humanitarian grounds", but it did not allow a one-on-one meeting between Jadhav and his family. "This shows the hatred and enmity Pakistan harbours towards India".

Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad JP Singh was also present during the meeting.

"Everyone knows that Pakistan breeds terrorism".

Earlier, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammed Faisal tweeted a picture of Jadhav's mother Avanti and his wife seated ahead of the meeting, adding they were "sitting comfortably in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan".

Other than media and security personnel, no other traffic was allowed in the area around the Pakistan MoFA building.

Pakistan had agreed to facilitate the visit of Jadhav's family and also assured their safety, security, and freedom of movement in the country.


The two women arrived in the capital via Dubai in a commercial flight and are expected to leave soon after the meeting.

The Foreign Office also issued a new video message of Jadhav in which he is seen thanking the Pakistan government for arranging a meeting with his wife and mother.

It was for security reasons, we had already told them that you will be able to meet him but a security barrier would be there, he said on ANI's question regarding glass barrier between Jadhav and his mother and wife.

Islamabad defended its stance of not granting diplomatic access to Jadhav, insisting he is a serving officer of the Indian navy and entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out subversive acts.

India maintains that he was kidnapped. He said the case was still pending before the International Court of Justice, and that Jadhav had requested clemency from Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

On April 10 this year, a military court in Pakistan convicted him of espionage charges and sentenced him to death.

The ICJ stayed the hanging on May 18, after India approached it against the death sentence.

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