Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan govt for allowing him to meet his family

Posted December 25, 2017

Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal clarified that convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's meeting with mother and wife was not the last meeting.

A video confession given by Mr. Jadhav was played before the press briefing by the Ministry. In India, officials however downplayed the comments by the Pakistani minister, maintaining that an Indian diplomat was only accompanying Jadhav's family and it can not be construed as "consular access".

"I have been treated with dignity and honour and in a very professional manner by the Pakistani authorities".

"Jadhav requested that it may be extended a little bit", so it ran to about 40 minutes, the spokesperson said. It was an open meeting, we are looking forward to a statement from Jadhav's family, Kale added.

"The mother and wife of Commander Jadhav sitting comfortably in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan. We will decide about it in due course", foreign office spokesperson said. Jadhav's family had a brief stop at the mission again before they headed to the airport to catch a flight to India via Dubai.

Pakistani officials insist Jadhav has confessed before the country's military court that he was tasked by the Indian intelligence agency "to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities" against Pakistan.

All the information about the meeting emerged through Pakistani Foreign Ministry tweets and images. Jadhav's wife and mother greeted the media persons after arrival but refused to respond to their questions.

"The family members of Indian spy looked satisfied and they thanked Pakistan for the gesture" said Dr Faisal. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the Foreign Ministry.

The World Court ordered Pakistan in May to delay Jadhav's execution, and said Islamabad had violated a treaty guaranteeing diplomatic assistance to foreigners accused of crimes. TV footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family in the city. Police and paramilitary security forces, including sharpshooters, were deployed at the MoFA to deal with any untoward security situation, they said. The Pakistani media had earlier reported that the Pakistan government has granted consular access after denying the same for 22 times in a row.