Pakistan asks high commission in India for visa issuance to Jadhav’s mother, wife


ISLAMABAD Dec 14 (TNS): In compliance of its earlier announcement, the Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued directives to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sources informed.

According to the sources, the government of Pakistan will provide maximum security to Jadhav’s family during their stay in Pakistan.

An official of the Indian high commission in Islamabad will also be allowed to accompany with the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav during the meeting with the spy, sources further informed.

Earlier this month in his weekly briefing, FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Jadhav’s wife and mother as well as an official of Indian High Commission had been allowed to visit him on December 25.

The Indian authorities had also been communicated in this regard, he added.

Faisal said Pakistan offered to arrange a meeting of Jadhav with his family members on humanitarian grounds in November this year.

Pakistani security agencies on March 24, 2016 apprehended Kulbhushan Sundir Jadhav alias Hossein Mubarak Patel, an ‘on-duty RAW agent’, from Balochistan. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the spy agency to destabilize Pakistan.

The operative had contacts with banned organizations and was working on plans to break Karachi and Balochistan away from Pakistan and to sabotage the billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

On March 25, a day after the arrest, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs claimed that the Indian man arrested from Balochistan has no connection with the government, however, admitted that Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former officer of the Indian navy.

On April 10, COAS, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by Field General Court Martial (FGCM).