ISLAMABAD: Pakistan authorities on Wednesday confirmed to have issued visas to mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav.
This has been confirmed by Foreign Office spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal. Kulbushan Jadhav’s mother and wife will meet him on December 25.
“Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas to the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav to visit Islamabad to meet him, today,” he said in a statement.
Earlier this week, the Foreign Ministry issued directives to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav’s wife and mother.
Pakistan has reportedly assured to provide maximum security to Jadhav’s family during their stay in Pakistan. An official of the Indian high commission in Islamabad would also be allowed to accompany them. .
Previously, FO spokesperson had said Jadhav’s wife and mother, as well as an official of Indian High Commission, had been allowed to visit him on December 25.
Pakistan offered to arrange a meeting of Jadhav with his family members on humanitarian grounds, and had communicated Indian authorities in this regard.
‘On-duty RAW agent’
Pakistani security agencies on March 24, 2016, apprehended Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel from Balochistan. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the spy agency to destabilise Pakistan.
On March 25, a day after the arrest, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs claimed that Jadhav had no connection with the government, but admitted that he was a former Naval officer.
On April 10, COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa conﬁrmed his death sentence awarded by Field General Court Martial (FGCM).