Family of Jadhav to meet Indian terrorist tomorrow


Islamabad, Dec. 24 (TNS):  Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother will arrive Monday to meet the Indian convicted terrorist, the Pakistan foreign office said.

They will arrive in Islamabad by a commercial flight and leave the same day after the meeting, it added.

File image of Kulbhushan Jadhav. News18

India’s deputy high commissioner JP Singh will accompany the visitors to the meeting. “India informs that the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav will arrive by commercial flight on 25 December and leave the same day. Indian DHC in Islamabad will be the accompanying diplomat,” Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

Earlier, media reports said that Pakistan had asked India to convey the plan of Jadhav’s family at the earliest otherwise it would be difficult to arrange the meeting.

Separately, Faisal had said that the meeting would take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its photo and video footage would be issued.

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,” he had said.

Pakistan on 20 December issued visa to Jadhav’s wife and mother to visit Islamabad to meet him.

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the International Court of Justice in May. The ICJ halted his execution on India’s appeal pending the final verdict by it.