ISLAMABAD: Convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his mother and wife has come to an end after 40 minutes of time at Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad.
Jadhav’s family members were accompanied by Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh during the meeting.
Earlier today, the family arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) in the federal capital from Dubai via Emirates flight EK612 to meet the Indian spy.
The family was taken to the Foreign Office building, located at the federal capital’s red zone area, amid stringent security measures. The wife and mother of Jadhav will return to India via Oman, sources privy to development informed.
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No exchange of words with media by Jadhav’s family
The India spy’s wife and mother did not have a word with media at the venue and left the premises soon after the meeting.
Jadhav’s family to return to India via Oman
The Indian spy’s family would be immediately travelling back to India via Oman. They will board Oman Airline flight from Pakistan for Oman and then an India Airline flight to New Delhi, sources privy to development informed.
The Oman Air flight is scheduled to depart at 6.15 pm from Islamabad to Muscat, according to Islamabad airport authorities.
Meeting comes to an end after 40 minutes
The meeting between convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with his family members came to an end at Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad, FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said.
Meeting time extends as 30 minutes last
After 30 minutes of time, the meeting time has been extended.
Pakistani officials to brief media
As Indian authorities have refrained Jadhav’s family to have a word with media, Pakistani officials will brief the press at the venue following the meeting.
Meeting likely to last 30 minutes
The meeting between Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with his mother and wife will last 30 minutes.
The meeting between convicted with his family members has begun at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad.
Jadhav’s mother, wife reach Foreign Office to meet him
Jadhav’s mother and wife reached Foreign Office building in Islamabad to meet the Indian spy.
Family meeting likely to last 30 minutes
According to our correspondent, Kulbhushan Jadhav will be allowed to see his wife and mother only for a short duration of 30 minutes.
Convicted spy has been taken to FO for meeting
Kulbhushan has already been taken to the Foreign Office building for the scheduled family meeting. Jadhav’s family will be accompanying Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh during the meeting.
Jadhav’s family leaves Indian High Commission for FO
Jadhav’s wife and mother have left for the foreign office in Islamabad after paying a visit at the Indian High Commission. The family in the Indian High Commission has been briefed about the meeting, our correspondent said.
Special security passes allotted for road travel around FO
All roads leading to the Constitution Avenue have been sealed for the traffic. Special security passes have been issued for road travel.
Family visits Indian High Commission office
Before a meeting at Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad for the meeting, the family has been taken to Indian High Commission office in the federal capital.
Jadhav’s family to return to India after meeting
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family will be returning immediately back to India in the evening after barely half-an-hour meeting at the foreign office building, according to our correspondent.
Security beefed up around FO building in Islamabad
The security has been beefed up in and around Pakistan Foreign Office, located at Islamabad’s red zone area, for scheduled meeting between the Indian spy and his family.
No consular access, clarifies FO
Pakistan Foreign Office, in a statement on Monday, clarified that Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has not been given a consular access.
Clarifying media reports, FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the presence of an Indian diplomat during the scheduled meeting between Jadhav and his family should not be deemed as a consular access.
India restains Jadhav’s family to have words with media
Pakistan has offered media coverage of the meeting and expressed its consent to issue passes to the journalists of both countries.
However, it has been learnt that Indian authorities have asked the Jadhav family to restrain from talking with media in the two countries before and after the meeting with Jadhav.
The Indian authorities have also barred its local media to accompany the family despite Pakistan’s offer to give visas to media.
Meeting on humanitarian grounds
Back in November, Pakistan offered India a meeting between Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds but India, in its reply asked Pakistan to allow Jadhav’s mother to travel with his wife and a diplomat should accompany the two during the meeting.
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s foreign office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal confirmed that the visa applications of Indian spy’s mother and wife were received for their scheduled visit on humanitarian grounds.
“Visa applications of mother and wife of Commander Jadhav received for their visit on humanitarian grounds. Being processed,” he tweeted.
‘On-duty RAW agent’
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).