Family of Convicted Indian Spy Arrives in Pakistan to See Him

Pakistan lets family meet Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan lets family meet Kulbhushan Jadhav

A video confession given by Mr. Jadhav was played before the press briefing by the Ministry.

"I requested a meeting with my wife and mother and I am thankful to Govt of Pakistan for this grand gesture", Jadhav, who appeared to be reading a script in front of him, said in the video. "One can only imagine the plight of Jadhav's mother". Officials also said Jadhav's family would not interact with the media.

"Indian High Commissioner J.P Singh could only see but was not allowed to listen or speak during the meeting" said the spokesperson.

Pakistan government on Monday granted consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, after at least 22 denials.

Jadhav's family had applied for visas last week. TV footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family in the city. Special security passes were issued for those visiting the Foreign Office, the officials added. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry.

Officials said all arrangements are in place for the meeting between Jadhav and his wife and mother, and sharpshooters were deployed at the sprawling FO building ahead of the meeting.

The 47-year-old was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the ICJ in May.

"Can you imagine what a mother who last saw her son two years ago must have felt when allowed to meet him from across a glass partition and was unable to touch him", Pawar told PTI.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammed Faisal tweeted images showing Jadhav speaking to his mother Avanti and wife through an intercom with a glass panel separating them.

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.

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