ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has allowed Khulbhusan Jadhav, an Indian spy, to meet his wife and mother on Christmas, said Foreign Office’s spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Friday.A staff member from the Indian embassy will also be present during the meeting, Faisal briefed media during his weekly news briefing.
India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj informed the family of Jadhav about the decision. In a tweet Sushma said:“Earlier Pakistan had agreed to give visa only to the wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav. On this we asked Pakistan to give visa to the mother as well. We also raised concern about their safety and security in Pakistan.”
Pakistan Foreign Office assured the safety and security of Jadhav’s family. Upon which Sushma tweeted:
“Pakistan has agreed to facilitate the visit of mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav and assured us of their safety, security and freedom of movement in Pakistan.”Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April on charges of espionage and terrorism. India took his case to International Court of Justice (ICJ). ICJ in May had halted his execution on India’s appeal.
During his weekly news briefing, the spokesman also made comments on Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Faisal said, “The US decision is in violation of international law and UN resolutions”. Pakistan has strong reservations about Trump’s decision, added the spokesperson.