Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Pakistan offers India a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife

Pakistan offers India a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife

Finally, humanitarian senses have prevailed into the Pakistan government to allow wrongly convicted death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife.

"The Government of Pakistan has determined to rearrange a gathering of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav together with his mate, in Pakistan, strictly on humanitarian grounds", ministry proponent Mohammed Faisal same in a very statement. Mr. Jadhav was arrested by Pakistani law enforcement agencies on March 3, 2016 after he allegedly crossed over from Iran.

He confessed before a magistrate and the court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilising and waging war against Pakistan.

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

India has been asking Pakistan authorities to arrange visa for Kulbhsuhan Jadhav's family for a long time.

He was sentenced to death by a military court.

Meanwhile, Jadhav is believed to have filed a second mercy petition with Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Bajwa.

Jadhav's execution was stayed after India took the matter to the International Court of Justice, which said he should not be executed till it gives a final ruling in the case.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistan Army court on charges of spying.

The Pakistani reported that it was not clear what had prompted Islamabad to make the offer.

Jadhav's sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in India.

Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province on 3 March past year after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, India has always maintained its firm stand that he was kidnaped from Iran wherever he had business interests after retiring from the prestigious Indian Navy. Pakistan will submit its counter-pleadings in the case on December 13.

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