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Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother meet him while seated across a glass partition at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad

Family of Convicted Indian Spy Arrives in Pakistan to See Him

Wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav will travel to Pakistan on December 25 by a commercial flight and will return the same evening, Pakistan's Foreign Office said today.

The sources had earlier said that Pakistan has completed the preparations to arrange the meeting between Jadhav and his family next week, but India was delaying providing relevant information about his mother and wife's visit to Islamabad.

"India informs that the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav will arrive by a commercial flight on 25 Dec and leave the same day".

The mother and wife of Jadhav were allowed to meet him in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds", he added. His mother spoke to his friend, Tulshidas Pawar, a few days ago.

Jadhav is on death row in Pakistan and there have been constant reports of demonstrations all across the country against the order. In a tweet, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said, the Indian deputy high commissioner will be the accompanying diplomat.

On March 25, a day after the arrest, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said the Indian man arrested from Balochistan has no connection with the government, however, admitted that Kulbhushan Yadav is a former officer of the Indian navy.

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.

Jadhav's family had applied for visas last week.

On April 10, a Field General Court Martial - under the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, and Official Secrets Act, 1923 - awarded death sentence to Jadhav for espionage and sabotage.

Mr Jadhav has been in a Pakistan prison since March a year ago and has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage by a miltary court there.

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