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Pakistan offers Jadhav meeting with wife on humanitarian groundS

Pakistan offers Jadhav meeting with wife on humanitarian groundS

The move may help Pakistan dispel the Indian negative propaganda at the ICJ of not granting access to Jadhav’s family.

Pakistan has informed India that it would allow a meeting between convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds, a statement by Foreign Office said, after a request was made by the India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

According to Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said a Note Verbale to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and also mentions that Jadhav’s wife will be granted a visa and the meeting will occur in Pakistan.

Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.

The spy has been trial through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded death sentence.

According to the military, the Indian spy was provided with a legal counsel and a fair trial was carried out at the army court however, India approached International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking halt to his sentence.

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

The development, nevertheless, suggests that the two countries might be quietly discussing the subject. Pakistan’s decision to allow the Indian spy to meet his wife could also be linked to the hearing of the case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

New Delhi has repeatedly sought access to the convicted spy but Islamabad denied the permission on the ground that consular access in cases related to spies was not applicable.

The move may help Pakistan dispel the Indian negative propaganda at the ICJ of not granting access to Jadhav’s family.

 

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