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Jadhav's meeting with family not the last, clarifies Pakistan

Jadhav's meeting with family not the last, clarifies Pakistan

Rogue nation Pakistan, which still enjoys the MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status from India, thanks to our soft political leadership over the years, allowed Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother to meet him, but through a glass wall.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad JP Singh will accompany them, along with one or two officers of the FO, the Dawn reported.

Earlier Monday, foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told a Pakistani media channel that Pakistan has granted India consular access to Jadhav since an Indian diplomat will be accompanying the prisoner's wife and mother. The mother and wife of Jadhav were being provided with a meeting with him in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds", Faisal had said. Jadhav, who seen in a blue-coloured suit while meeting his family, was wearing a sweater in the clip raising several questions. The meeting started at around 1.35 pm and lasted about 45 minutes.

"The meeting was very positive and they (Jadhav's mother and wife) were satisfied".

In June 2017, India had dismissed as "farcical" Pakistan releasing a fresh "confessional video" of Jadhav and had said that "manufactured facts" could not alter the reality in the case. Special security passes have been issued for those visiting the Foreign Office, the officials added.

The video message played by the Foreign Office during a press conference after Jadhav's meeting with his family was recorded before their meeting, officials said.

Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel, was arrested on March 3, 2016, in a "counter-intelligence operation" from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Pakistan.

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

India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.


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