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Pakistan allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife

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Islamabad:  today said it will allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife, months after India had requested Islamabad to grant a visa to his mother on humanitarian grounds.

“The Government of has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds, Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.

“A Note Verbale to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today, he said, adding that the meeting will take place on Pakistani soil.

In a rare move, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April on charges of espionage and terrorism. The International Court of Justice in May halted his execution on India’s appeal.

There were speculation that the two countries discussed the issue in a recent meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj and the newly-appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to New Sohail Mahmood.

India had requested for a Pakistani visa for Jadhav’s mother, Avantika, who wanted to meet her son in Pakistan.

has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.

Jadhav has filed an appeal with Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to seek clemency, which is still pending.

claims its security forces arrested him from restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

After India approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

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